Bode Miller was born in the heart of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. In a community that lives a simple life, he was raised in a house without electricity or plumbing on 450 acres of land. Bode was only two when he began sliding down his driveway with strap-on skis and a homemade snowboard. By age four, he was skiing almost every day that there was snow on the ground. At age eight, he started ski racing. And at age 14, he began attending Carrabassett Valley Academy, a ski academy in Sugarloaf, Maine.
Since then, Bode Miller has become the most successful American alpine ski racer of all time. He is considered one of the great legends in all of skiing with 33 race victories, eleven Olympic and world championship medals, and one of five men to win in all five disciplines (downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, combines), and one of two men to ever accomplish the feat in a single season.
Miller became known for his fearless, unorthodox and fast skills. He stated that his basic goal as a skier was not to win medals but rather to ski “as fast as the natural universe will allow”. His personality and world-class ski racing skills made him stand out both on and off the ski hill.
Bode founded the Turtle Ridge Foundation in 2005. Several years of helping work through the challenges his close family friend faced as a paraplegic, after a car crash, made it clear that a solution was needed on a larger scale. Since then, the Turtle Ridge Foundation has been impactful nation-wide with grants, events, and leadership on creating programs to assist youth sports and adaptive sports of all kinds.
In 2017, Bode Miller officially retired from competitive skiing to spend more time with his family, to act as an on-air ski racing analyst for NBC, and to focus on his new-found passion of horse training.
Don’t miss your chance to learn directly from Bode Miller during the virtual event Navigating Adversity: Mastering the High-Stress Environment on June 25th, 2020 at 6 PM ET/ 3 PM PT.