4 Time Olympian Daron Rahlves Shares His Favorite Book and Ski Movies

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Daron Rahlves soaking up the Cali sunshine and seeking fun lines at Sugar Bowl. Image: Sugar Bowl Resort

In the latest fascinating episode of The SnowBrains Podcast, Miles Clark interviews Daron Rahlves. As well as talking about his many Olympics, World Championships, and Kitzbühel conquests, he also dug into some more personal questions, including his favorite books and ski movies.

Favorite Book

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Freedom Found: My Life Story – Warren Miller’s Autobiography

Warren Miller is known as skiing’s greatest storyteller and as the godfather of action-sports film making. Now, here at last, is the rest of his extraordinary life story–and what happened behind the camera is even more remarkable than what you saw on the big screen. In this soul-searching autobiography, Warren revealed the secrets of his past and the peaks and valleys he navigated in bringing the sport he loves to audiences worldwide. Freedom Found is a must-read for Warren’s legion of fans, ski history enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies and anyone whose interest is piqued by an extraordinary 20th-century success story. This is a heartwarming and at times heart-wrenching account of an American innovator who did it his own way, understood the importance of making people laugh, and never looked back.

“I don’t read too much; maybe the last one that was a real standout was Warren Miller’s autobiography. It’s super interesting. You know, he was a self made guy, growing up by the beach building his own skateboard, and surfing, skiing, kinda doing everything he could to make things happen. His story was incredible.”

– Daron Rahlves

Favorite Ski Movie(s)

The Blizzard of Aahhhs

The Blizzard of Aahhhs

The Blizzard of Aahhh’s is a rockumentary style look at the known and unknown heroes of the ski world. Featuring cliff-jumper Scot Schmidt, extreme skier / bad boy Glen Plake and precision skier Mike Hattrup, this movie contains some of the best ski action ever filmed from the premier extreme skiing destinations in the world – from France’s Chamonix valley to the awe inspiring Squaw Valley in in California.

“It just started it all really.”

– Daron Rahlves

1999 and Walls of Freedom – Scott Gaffney

“I actually wrote a letter and sent it in the mail to Scott saying how stoked I was with that and fired up with what he did for bringing more of the fun, more hardcore, hard charging kind of lines to ski films.”

– Daron Rahlves

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