Featured Warren Miller telling a story at The Moth

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  1. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    I just heard this on The Moth's podcast. We all know the stuff he talks about at the start of the story, but the bit at the end put tears in my eyes - not least because I could hear that quaver in his voice and knew that he had them, too.

    https://themoth.org/stories/freedom
     
  2. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    @Monique thank you for posting this. I am saving this site for sure. Looks to be some amazing opportunities to share time with astounding people.

    You were so right about the need for kleenex.
     
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  3. Steve

    Steve Moving towards Understanding Skier

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    It took a while to get to the powerful stuff, but I still have tears in my eyes.
     
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    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    The podcast is great - fascinating stories from all walks of life, delivered directly to my phone.
     
  5. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Thanks for posting this.
     
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  6. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Looking forward to this. I love The Moth.
     
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  7. VickiK

    VickiK Getting off the lift Skier

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    Wonderful. Thank you.
     
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  8. sugarloafer

    sugarloafer Booting up Skier

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    Very much worth listening to!
     
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  9. MarkP

    MarkP Getting off the lift Skier

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    @Monique, thank you for sharing this.
    I've shared it forward.
     
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  10. Jim McDonald

    Jim McDonald Out on the slopes Skier

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    Some powerful stories told on that site. Thanks for introducing me to it, @Monique!
     
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  11. elemmac

    elemmac AKA Lauren Skier

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    I was just thinking this morning..."I need a new Podcast to listen to". Looking forward to listening to this one on my commute home this afternoon.
     
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  12. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Thank you, @Monique , for sharing. This is such a wonderful realization of what skiing is, at its very core. At least to me. FREEDOM.

    I do believe a lot of the, sometimes ill-treated, and certainly underpaid ski instructors and coaches do it out of love, out of the privilege of giving others the gift of freedom.

    I recall a conversation with @Tricia in Sugar Bowl towards the end of this season. We were just having fun in natural terrain off of a lovely chair (Crow's Nest). She said something nice about how I had been improving my skiing (we hadn't skied together in quite some time). And I remember I took a pause, and said something along the lines of "I don't know, I'm just happy, I found this freedom to move around and enjoy the mountain".

    Hats off, Mr Miller, rest in Peace and Glory. The story towards the end is just too beautiful to repeat, please listen to it.
     
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  13. jmills115

    jmills115 Getting off the lift Skier

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    Listened while walking up High Rustler @ Alta

    Freedom

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  14. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    Thanks for posting this link. As always Warren Miller doesn't disappoint with his commentary, RIP skiing's best ambassador.
     
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  15. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    One of my favorite quotes from WM is "There only four things you can do on skis, turn right, turn left, go straight, or sell them". To my good fortune I have been able to do all four.
     
  16. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I dare anyone to listen to this podcast and not tear up at the end.
     
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  17. Guy in Shorts

    Guy in Shorts Tree Psycho Skier

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    Hearing his voice speaking to me pretty much keeps him alive in my mind.
     
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  18. Scruffy

    Scruffy Getting off the lift Skier

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    Very nice.
     
  19. Mothertucker

    Mothertucker Sweep Dodger Skier

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    Thank you @Monique for sharing this. One of my best friends worked with Mr. O'leary at WP in the original adaptive program.
     
  20. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    He forgot building a fence

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