Winter Sessions: Bode & Chelone Miller Pt. 4

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 3, 2013 6:00 am

The Ski Channel presents the series “Winter Sessions”, dedicated to athletes who go above and beyond expectations of possibilities of winter sports and adventures. In this segment, Winter Sessions reveals the life of brothers Bode and Chelone Miller, two incredibly inspiring and talented athletes that have pushed the sports of skiing and snowboarding. Get to know these brothers’ stories, starting from the day they first put skis on.

Continuing the series in episode 4 of The Ski Channel’s “Winter Sessions”, Bode and Chelone Miller share the obstacles they face in different realms of snow sports, while keeping the stoke and passion alive. While both brothers were successful in their discipline of ski and snowboarding, their perspective of fun on the slopes is expressed differently.

Ski champion Bode speaks of the difficulties and demands of competition without losing his love for skiing, “I think for me, it’s about striking the right balance. If I’m happy doing it and I feel like it’s the right place for me to be at that point, then I’m going to stay doing it.”

On the other spectrum, the all around amazing snowboarder Chelone “Chilly” Miller explains his reasons for not participating in competition, “I think pretty much all I want out of life is to have a good time. I just want to have fun and laugh and be able to shred and just experience as much as I can.”

The Ski Channel is proud to present an intimate look at the relationship between one of the most successful American skiers, Bode Miller, and his snowboarding younger brother, the late Chelone Miller.  The Ski Channel was lucky enough to spend some time with Chelone before his tragic accident, getting to know this sweet and sensitive soul.  We edited this piece before Chelone passed, and decided to keep it as is, focusing on the brother’s bond.  It is with great applause that we celebrate the lives of these two athletes and their accomplishments.


*Chelone Miller was an athlete, brother, son and friend that will be forever missed. Our respect goes out to the Miller family, with hopes to honor Chelone’s life as best we can.