Wiley Miller, Welcome To The evo Team
WILEY MILLER. WELCOME TO THE evo TEAM
By Chris Dickerson, Seattle, WA: We are excited to announce that Wiley Miller has joined the evo team! We caught up with Wiley about last season and his plans for this year. Checkout the official announcement at the bottom.
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By Wiley Miller:
It was February 23rd… a white out. I was soaked to the bone, my skin itched and I had icicles hanging from my hair. We were somewhere near whistler. The party was over…or was it? We were close. We had built a jump in preparation for our last day of shooting.
Darren and I had been at it every day since mid-December, gathering a season’s worth of shots in few short months. Our edit was looking promising, a few more tweaks, spins; a greased landing would be nice.
Last season was unlike any other for me. The usual slow ramping into February with shooting, a big mountain freestyle comp here and there, the Coldrush, Linecatcher…whatever. Then all in on my Level 1 part. When the snow started falling in December of 2012, we hit the ground running…tank quarter full, throttle pinned.
I’ve been waiting a long time for a contest such as X Games RealSki. Film Segments have been my most passionate contribution to anything in my life… even relationships. Here was an opportunity to put it out there, not in a DVD or on YouTube, this was for everyone. We gave it our all and walked away as the winners of the people’s choice online vote. Darren won best editing. It felt good.
This season, there will be no RealSki. There are other plans in the books. I will be working closely with 4FRNT on a project involving Kye, Hoji, D Wise, and myself. Level 1 may have the most creative idea for a film I’ve heard of…and I myself plan to put together mid-season released content in short web edits, sort of a resurrection of “Miller Time” from years past. Lots on the plate, but I like it that way. I’m the type of person that would prefer to be busy. I need it to keep the insanity from creeping in.
We just started skiing here in Utah at Alta and Park City and I’m off to Whistler next week to begin work with 4FRNT, and a few days shooting with Saga at Stevens Pass just before Christmas.
The official announcement>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…
evo WELCOMES WILEY MILLER TO THE TEAM
Seattle, WA, December 3, 2013: evo, the leading actions sports and fashion apparel retailer, has announced the signing of skier Wiley Miller the evo team, joining with professional skiers Andy Mahre, Chris Benchetler, Collin Collins, Dash Longe, Eric Pollard and Tim McChesney.
Miller said “I’m honored to be a part of the team because I feel evo carries respect from the core of our sport. evo carries brands born of the next generation in freeskiing.”
Miller brings a resume full of feature segments in Level 1 Productions’ films including closing segment in their 2009 Refresh. Last season, Wiley earned the title of fan favorite in X Games’ inaugural Real Snow video contest.
Team Manager Chris Shalbot said “Wiley’s talent on snow is matched by a strong work ethic and strive for perfection. Wiley is very conscious of his own brand and critical of his work. It’s an honor to have him feel like he’s found a good fit with us. His loyalty and devotion to mutual success have made him a great asset for 4FRNT, Spy, Saga and now evo.”
This season, Wiley plans to film with Level 1 for their Fall 2014 release, as well as another 4FRNT team project. Expect to see more of Wiley’s “Miller Time” edits to be released mid-winter on evo’s blog and Wiley’s personal site www.yleski.com.
evo is an innovative action sports and fashion apparel retailer with strong roots in the Pacific Northwest. While the main focus is delivering value to customers, evo is also very active in the community and the sports it represents. evo has built a strong online presence in the last twelve years, and also operates a successful flagship store in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle.