Baker Boyd skied in Austria last year for his segment in Warren Miller’s Timeless.
When Warren Miller Entertainment’s Timeless premieres at the Wheeler Opera House, the cheering section will stretch from the front row to the balcony. The iconic filmmaking company’s 70th anniversary film features ski legends like Glen Plake and newcomers like Aspen’s own Baker Boyd. (Previous appearances in WME films by Aspenites include George Rodney and Chris Davenport, who most recently starred in 2017 and 2014, respectively.)
After spending last February skiing in Austria and Switzerland with the late Sam Coffey while watching their friend Wiley Maple race the World Cup circuit, Boyd received a call from his team manager at Head skis. Was he free? And did he want to film with WME in Austria’s Arlberg region? Along with Whistler-based Ian Morrison, he skied in Kitzbühel, Sölden and Arlberg, which Boyd says was his favorite of the three locations. “It has better access to bigger terrain and more terrain at a higher elevation,” he says.
Audiences around the world will get a taste of Boyd’s ski style. But locals will recognize him for turning heads on Ajax since he moved here from Telluride at age 12. “Baker is really smooth and fluid, but he’s also superfast and charges really hard,” says Andrew Couperthwait, Head’s Alpine product manager. “His speed is deceiving because he’s such a strong skier. His race background has a lot to do with his technical fluidity, and his upbringing in Telluride and Aspen has made him comfortable in situations when others might not be. The guys at Warren Miller were impressed—I’m sure we’ll see more from Baker on screen.” Dec. 4-5, 7:30pm, aspenshowtix.com
Photography by: Matt Hardy/Courtesy of Warren Miller Entertainment