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Bode Miller Biography

Birth Name:
Samuel Bode Miller
Birth Place:
Easton, New Hampshire, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Chelone Miller -- Brother
  • Neesyn Dacey Miller -- Daughter
  • Chanel Johnson -- Ex-significant Other
  • Sara McKenna -- Ex-significant Other
  • Woody Miller -- Father
  • Joanne Miller -- Mother
  • Kyla Miller -- Sister
  • Wren Miller -- Sister
  • Nash Skan Miller -- Son
  • Samuel Bode Miller McKenna -- Son
  • Morgan Beck -- Wife