Each year, Sun Valley commonly honors the late great skiing filmmaker Warren Miller with numerous screenings all winter long. Miller was a stalwart fixture of the Sun Valley skiing community during his lifetime and essentially wrote the book on making top-quality ski movies.
Miller was remarkably prolific in his lifetime, producing, directing and narrating more than 750 sports films, publishing books and penning innumerable news and feature articles.
In the mid-1940s, Miller began toying around with cameras, documenting skiing excursions while on vacation. By 1946, his adventures had brought him to Sun Valley, and within three years of the move, he had founded Warren Miller Entertainment (WME).
Miller died in 2018, just a year shy of his production company’s 70th anniversary, but even without their founder, the filmmakers and athletes of Warren Miller Entertainment have kept the film reels churning, continually producing sports movies.
WME is marking this auspicious anniversary with its 70th full-length feature film, “Timeless.”
Examining all that has changed and all that has remained the same about skiing since Miller began his work in 1949, “Timeless” seeks to capture the deathless, enduring qualities of winter excitement.
The film chronicles the exploits of more than two dozen winter athletes at breathtaking locales in British Columbia, Wyoming, Colorado, France, Switzerland and Austria.
“It’s incredible, looking at the fact that this is number 70,” said Jonny Moseley, Olympic gold medalist and the film’s narrator. “Every year I still get that same feeling I got when I was a kid watching ski movies. I enjoy watching them now more than ever, and that is what ‘Timeless’ celebrates.”
The film premiered a week ago, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and is now on a nationwide tour, stopping in more than 100 cities along the way, including Miller’s beloved Sun Valley.
The Sun Valley Opera House will host three screenings of “Timeless” this weekend. The first of these will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. Then, on Saturday, Nov. 2, two showings will follow, the first at 4:30 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased in advanced for $16—plus some additional fees and taxes—online at sunvalley.com/things-to-do/movies.