Grew up in a cabin on a 500-acre plot within the White Mountains of New Hampshire with no electricity or running water; was home-schooled until third grade.
Began skiing at the age of 3; first started competing at 11.
Worked as a counselor for Tamarack Tennis Camp, which was founded, owned and operated by his grandparents in Easton, NH.
Spearheaded the use of parabolic (hour-glass shaped) skis in competition.
Silver medalist at the 2002 Winter Olympics in the giant slalom and alpine combined events; gained even more notoriety after hiking back up the course to complete a slalom run because of a missed gate. He finished in 25th place.
Co-authored his autobiography, Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun, in 2005.
Subject of the 2006 documentary film Flying Downhill, which focuses on his earlier life and personal philosophy.
Played baseball for the Nashua Pride of the Canadian-American League after signing a one-day contract in 2006; $5,000 was donated from ticket sales to Miller's Turtle Ridge Foundation.
Won the overall World Cup title in 2005 and in 2008, and was the first American to hold that title since 1983.
Won his first Olympic gold medal at the 2010 games in Vancouver in the Super Combined; also took home a silver in the Super-G and a bronze in the Downhill.
After taking the bronze in the Super-G at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, became the most decorated male Olympic skier.