Save the Date for BodeBash Golf & Tennis Classic, August 27 & 28, 2016!

Join TRF for BodeBash '16, registration opens here in June!


BodeBash Golf & Tennis Classic began in 2008 as a summer version of our winter fundraiser, BodeFest, and quickly grew to become one of our families favorite summertime events! Please consider joining us later this summer for good times at this 2-day family fun fundraiser in the name of a good cause and celebrating the 9th Annual BodeBash Golf & Tennis Classic on August 27 & 28, 2016



2016 BodeFest EVENT DATE: March 26, 2016

The Turtle Ridge Foundation (TRF), established by Olympic medalist and four-time world skiing champion Bode Miller, his family and Cannon Mountain,  hosted BodeFest Ski Challenge at Cannon Mountain Ski Area on March 26, 2016. 100% of the event registration fees, nearly $15k, will benefit The Turtle Ridge Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative and progressive adaptive and youth athletic opportunities in our communities.There was also a Silent & Live Auction during the day bringing in an additional $15k.  That, combined with event sponsors and TRF Bigtruck Brand hat sales totaled a impressive $40,000 to benefit the Foundation - big thank you to everyone who participated, donated, contributed and volunteered to make BodeFest a huge success!


 Registration went live at 12:00pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016 and closed Wednesday March 23. 2016. 

Limited space available, first-come/first-servedEarly bird special: $49 (purchase between February 17 - February 28) Regular Price: $59 (purchased on or after February 29)

Your BodeFest entry fee included:

  • Entry to Kids' Ski w/ Bode Run* (for kids 18 yo & under who can self-load a chair lift and ski unassisted)
  • Entry to Fun Race (One Run, Dual GS format on Gremlin Trail)
  • Entry to Autograph Session
  • Participant Goodie Bag
  • Event T-Shirt
  • BodeFest VIP Pass
  • BBQ Lunch Ticket
  • Entry into the huge bib raffle drawing


Soaring Spirits - Adaptive Glider Day & More...



WHEN: September 29, 2015 - 10am - 3pm Rain date: October 6, 2015

WHERE:Franconia Glider Port / Franconia Inn

FEATURING: Soaring Cycling Tennis - wheelchair or stand-up Swimming All day festivities... food, fun & friendship No Previous Experience Necessary

YOUR HOSTS: Franconia Soaring Association Franconia Inn Turtle Ridge Foundation Plain Kate's Riverside Saloon Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country


For more information and to register, visit Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country.

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TRF Gifts Sit Ski to Vermont Adaptive Ski


Spaulding Adaptive Ski Club Visits Pico MountainJanuary 24, 2015 · · Pics taken at Pico Mountain

10954533_10153081363179292_1816577309734166672_n"Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports hosted 12 participants, seven PSIA coaches including 2002 Paralympian Dan Metivier from Rhode Island, six physical and occupational therapists, and 10 physical therapy student-volunteers, and staff members from Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Network’s Adaptive Sports Centers Ski Club last Saturday. We had an amazing day and joining us was National Team Member and PSIA Coach Geoff Krill, Kelly Brush and Zeke Davidson from the @Kelly Brush Foundation, plus Cam gifted us yet another sit ski from the @Turtle Ridge Foundation.

It was an incredible day all around, making many new friends and lots of great turns. Thanks to everyone who joined us last Saturday - let's do it again!"

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Birds of Prey VIP Cocktail Reception


Greetings, I hope you are well and getting excited for another amazing ski season! My wife, son and I are just returning from the opening races in Solden, Austria and although I didn’t race, I feel confident, healthy and dedicated to put forth all I’ve got this winter!

I am as eager as ever to arrive in Beaver Creek and reconnect with all the dedicated supporters and spectators of the US World Cup races! My family and I would be honored if you would join The Turtle Ridge Foundation for our Annual Birds of Prey VIP Cocktail Reception on Friday December 5th. We host this unique and intimate event each fall in and effort to include a broad base of supporters in a casual yet exclusive venue at the Lower Borders Lodge in Beaver Creek, CO. It is always a pleasure to meet new people here while mingling with other Founding TRF Members, my expanding family, TRF supporters and spreading awareness of our story.

In and effort to meet our fundraising goals we are excited to offer a small silent auction including one-of-a-kind autographed Bode Bib Pillows, Kjus ski wear, artwork, Dainese helmet, Bode’s own 2014 Sochi memorabilia, Head ski boots and many other fun items. I hope you will come enjoy a signature Korbel cocktail, cold beverage and gourmet hors de oeuvres’ as we network, showcase our advancements on our latest TRF MonoSki, speak about the TRF mission and our latest projects.I know this is an exciting and busy weekend but I hope you might consider taking some time to visit with us!

Please contact if you have any question or need further details.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday, Bode

Bode Miller signs with Dainese


Dainese to Support Bode's Focus on Continued World Cup Dominance and 2018 Winter Olympics Bode Miller, the most decorated male athlete in U.S. skiing history, has announced a four-year agreement with Dainese to be the sole supplier of his ski racing safety and protective gear. The partnership brings together two of the most recognizable names in competitive ski racing, arming Miller with innovative technologies and superior protective gear which will aid him as he pushes the limits of the sport. Dainese has also been named the official safety equipment supplier for the U.S. Ski Team.

“Throughout my entire career, I have chosen to partner with companies that strive to be the very best in the industry,” said Bode Miller, long-standing member of the U.S. Ski Team. “Given their attention to detail, high quality products and development of advanced safety systems, Dainese is the best I have found.”

With a self-stated goal to ski “as fast as the natural universe will allow,” Miller has chosen Dainese to be the supplier of his personal protective gear given the company’s innovative approach to designing superior quality products with functionality driving the design. Bode will be wearing Dainese from head-to-toe -  including a customized carbon helmet with eye-popping graphics, stealth back protection, carbon-reinforced arm and shin guards, specialized racing gloves and streamlined goggles.


Miller will also play a pivotal role in providing feedback to Dainese’s team of designers as part of their never-ending pursuit to improve the performance of their products. This will hold especially true for the company’s ground-breaking D-air® Ski airbag system which borrows technology from Dainese’s well-respected competitive motorcycle racing protective gear, deploying during a high-speed crash to provide critical protection to the body’s core.

“Dainese’s decision to partner with Bode Miller goes well beyond a mere sponsorship opportunity,” said Giovanni Fogal, Multisport Marketing Manager for Dainese. “We look forward to involving him in the research and development of our entire line of wintersports protective gear as we have found this sort of deeper collaboration results in innovative solutions to share with our consumers.”


Miller’s leave-everything-on-the-slopes approach has served him well over the years with six Olympic medals, two World Cup Championships and 33 individual World Cup wins to his credit. He is one of only five men to win across all five World Cup disciplines. He will be among the favorites to podium at this winter’s 2015 Alpine World Cup Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek and he already has his sights set on bringing home more hardware from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea.

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10 Hot Male Olympians We Can't Wait to Watch in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics


Every two years, the Olympic Games bring a new crop of fake boyfriends to enjoy. Trade in your lingering Ryan Lochte crush for one of these 10 Sochi-bound guys instead. Can we give them a gold medal based on good looks alone? by Lindy Segal Bode Miller - first slide!

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Shop AmazonSmile to support Turtle Ridge Foundation

amazonSmiles-TRF-postWhat is AmazonSmile?AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Turtle Ridge Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Turtle Ridge Foundation.

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How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

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Bode Miller on a mission | CNN April 29, 2014


Bode Miller on a mission

By Katie Walmsley, CNN
updated 10:42 AM EDT, Tue April 29, 2014

(CNN) -- He's won six medals in the Winter Olympics, including a gold in 2008, and a bronze just a few months ago in Sochi. Bode Miller's methods, however, have never been orthodox.

"I never really worked very goal-oriented," he admits. "I think I've had some great results and I've had a long career, so, I mean, I'm happy about that. But I didn't really ever have goals, the way that most people did."

Miller has always intrigued media and fans alike. An unconventional upbringing in a New Hampshire log cabin with no electricity or running water gave way to a skiing career in which, for Miller, his natural talent and love of the sport always won out over, well, winning.

Indeed, his goal, as stated in his book "Bode: Go fast, Be Good, Have Fun" was to ski "as fast as the natural universe would allow."

Back home after an emotional Olympics in Sochi, where Miller cried during a live interview with NBC's Christin Cooper when asked about the recent death of his brother, Miller is focusing on another project: his Turtle Ridge Foundation.

Miller began the foundation after close friend Cameron Shaw-Doran suffered a traumatic injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

"I was trying to help him get re-involved in sports. He was a great athlete before his injury and was really having a hard time sort of adapting, which is a really tough process when you're injured like that," says Miller. "Just to watch him go through that I saw how hard it was and how little support there was for him."

The experience motivated Miller to find ways to help get disabled and injured athletes more involved in sports. "We provide the sporting equipment for them and the environment that allows them to participate in whatever sport that is," Miller explains.

Shaw-Doran serves as director of equipment development for Turtle Ridge, and Miller has called on friends and associates from across the sporting world to create and adapt equipment to help adaptive skiers and adaptive athletes in other sports.

A major annual event for Turtle Ridge is Bodefest, an all-day ski and barbecue extravaganza on Miller's home turf of Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire, complete with autographs, an auction and a chance for children to race their idol.

Watching Miller hurtle down the mountain, swarmed by a speeding army of tiny "Bodephiles," it's a wonder and a testament to his skills that the whole thing doesn't end in a giant human snowball.

"All the kids want to try and get on the lift with me for at least one run and there's 400 kids or so. It turns into a bit of pandemonium on the way down," Miller says.

Not only is Bodefest a fundraiser, but it's also an opportunity for adaptive athletes to try some of the new equipment on the late-season snow.

"The program's really just changed my life," says adaptive skier Owen Anketell, who has a condition that affects the muscles in his lower legs. "I never thought that I'd be able to ski even though I'm in a wheelchair -- or bike -- but this program's really changed my opinion on adaptive sports."

"The key is empowering," says Miller. "When we build some of our ski equipment and you give it to a kid who never had the chance to go up and experience what it is to ski down a giant mountain and you watch how life-changing that can be for them, I think it's really -- it's pretty incredible."

The sentiment seems to fit with Miller's general philosophy of focusing on how the sport makes you feel, rather than the end game, a feeling he believes everyone is entitled to, regardless of ability.

It may not be competition, but it is a goal he can take into retirement -- and still win.

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BodeFest will give fans a chance to meet a skiing legend


March 23. 2014 6:24PM

BodeFest will give fans a chance to meet a skiing legend


By JOHN KOZIOL Union Leader Correspondent

FRANCONIA — BodeFest 2014 is a sellout, a testament to both the man and his mission, but officials at Cannon Mountain say there are nonetheless multiple opportunities on April 5 to see Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller in person and also to bid on memorabilia from his long and distinguished skiing career.

A “Cannon kid” who grew up on the mountain, Miller — who most recently won a bronze medal in Super-G at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — is a Franconia native and with six Olympic medals, six World Cup titles, two overall World Cup titles and 33 World Cup wins, he is also the winningest-ever U.S. men’s alpine skier.

In 2005, Miller and his family established the Turtle Ridge Foundation, which, according to its mission statement, “seeks to provide a voice to people and organizations that empower individuals to solve difficult environmental protection issues and to offer the opportunity for our disabled community and young people to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities that would not be available to them without our help.”

Through the annual BodeFest fundraiser at Cannon Mountain, the nonprofit foundation has supported, among others, the New Hampshire Boys & Girls Club of America; Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country; Adaptive Action Sports, Inc.; Let The Kids Play; New England Disabled Sports; YES (Youth Enrichment Services); Surfers Healing New England; North County Recreation, Cheer & Football; D Acres farm in Dorchester; as well as youth summer camps.

The Turtle Ridge Foundation will receive 100 percent of the registration fee from BodeFest 2014 which will also include a silent and live auction featuring items including vacations, season passes, Olympic memorabilia and a “First Tracks with Bode” morning tram ride and ski runs with Miller.

The 400 folks lucky enough to get tickets to BodeFest will also participate in a fun race, enjoy a barbecue lunch and have the chance to ski with Miller and also to get his autograph.

Don’t have a ticket to BodeFest? No sweat, says Greg Keeler, who is Cannon Mountain’s director of sales and marketing.

“The cool thing is you can still come to Cannon and you’ll see Bode Miller. He’s not hiding, you just can’t do some of the events like the autograph session but he ends up in the Base Lodge and helps with the live auction and you do have the opportunity to see him and maybe get up close.”

Also, said Keeler, “You can hang out and watch him ski because he takes a run through the race course on the Gremlin trail.”

The auctions are also open to the public.

“There’s tons of stuff as well as his personal memorabilia,” Keeler said. “Who knows where those sweater-like things from Sochi are going to show up? I hear he has an entire wardrobe of that stuff and I imagine something like that will be at the auction.”

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Back to Earth


As he prepares for his fifth and likely final Olympic Games, U.S. skier Bode Miller wonders whether anyone will ever understand him. BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- With more than two hours before another race in possibly his final World Cup season, Bode Miller sits at a table in a Beaver Creek lodge and waits. He's already blown through his inspection on the Birds of Prey course. Now there is one job left before he throws himself down the mountain when it actually counts: relax.

At 10,200 feet, the view through the oversized windows at the Spruce Saddle Lodge is straight out of a winter postcard. Endless rows of massive, snow-covered pines. Pristine, untouched powder as far as the eye can see. The cafeteria here serves more than burgers and pizza. There's sushi, pho and lobster tacos. Somewhere in the fog down below, reality exists. You just can't see it from up here.

At some point soon, the other 76 competitors in the field will finish their inspections and trickle in to begin their own game of hurry up and wait. Seventy-five of them will be younger than Miller, who is 36. But for now, he is alone. He can sit anywhere he wants. So of course he picks a chair with his back to the majestic view.

In his 16-year World Cup career, Miller has accomplished more on the side of a mountain than any other American ever. Five Olympic medals. Thirty-three World Cup wins. Two overall World Cup titles. He's done this in his own stubborn, hard-headed, outspoken way. But now, as he prepares for what likely will be his final Olympic run, Bode Miller seems different...


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Bode Miller finds harmony as season begins (USA Today)

Kelly Whiteside, USA TODAY Sports 1:43 p.m. EDT October 18, 2013 FRANCONIA, N.H. – The Bode Miller the world rarely gets to see is sitting in the room where he was born. The family room might look different from its late '70s decor, but the scenery hasn't changed.

The 450 acres of rolling fields, streams and woodland his family has lived on for the last 70 years looks as beautiful as ever.

As Miller, 36, heads into the twilight of his ski racing career, and likely his fifth and final Olympics, he's convinced many see him as "over the hill or washed up." Miller says this, by pure happenstance, while in the room where it all began.

The World Cup opener in Soelden, Austria, on Oct.27 will be Miller's first race in 20 months after missing last season due to microfracture surgery on his left knee. Still, his goals are huge, skeptics be damned.

"I think I could absolutely go out and crush this year," says the most successful U.S. Olympic male alpine skier of all time. "I can have the best season I've ever had. There's no question about that. My body is still very capable of it, and my mind is in a much better place than it's ever been before in terms of the right harmony in my life with my wife and my kids, my family and the foundation (his Turtle Ridge Foundation supports adaptive and youth sports programs)."

Becoming a family

Last October, Miller married pro beach volleyball player Morgan Beck, 26, after a whirlwind courtship. Beck, 26, had previously been married and was in no rush to date again, and certainly not someone portrayed as a party boy in ski boots. Plus Beck had first-hand knowledge.

In 2002, Beck, then 14, attended the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City (where Miller won two silver medals) with her family. Late one night she was interrupted while doing her English homework. "All I hear is music, people screaming and sure enough it's all of Bode's buddies. He has the condo next to us," she said. "My parents checked it out, came back and said, 'Oh, that Bode Miller!"

Ten years later, Miller and Beck, who are represented by the same agent, met for the first time. In Beck's case, reluctantly. She was playing in a tournament in Fort Lauderdale when Miller called and asked her out to dinner.

"Nope. Sorry," she said.

The next night, he called and asked to meet up for drinks.

"Nope. Sorry," she said.

"Well, I'm going to come to your tournament tomorrow."

"Please don't come. I don't want you there. I don't want any distractions."

Miller showed up anyway and cheered enthusiastically throughout.

"I thought, 'Who is this guy? He needs to go away.'"

After the last match, Beck saw Miller walking toward her.

"Oh my gosh, he needs to just disappear," she said.

She tried to walk away. Miller persisted. "I don't want to freak you out, but we're soul mates," Miller told her.

"At that point, I'm thinking this guy is absolutely crazy," she said.

Within a month and a half of meeting, Miller bought an engagement ring.


So did she have a hard time convincing her parents that Miller wasn't just that rabble rouser from the condo next door?

"Yes! Yes!" her father Ed offers.

It's Wednesday and Morgan Miller is headed to the couple's Orange County, Calif., home after an early morning practice. Her dad is driving. Her husband is en route to Austria. (Morgan Miller, who has never seen her husband race, is headed to Austria on Sunday, bringing "the little guy" — Miller's 8-month-old son — with her.)

"Here's a guy we didn't know a lot about but it appeared as if he had some baggage," Ed Beck says. "So we said, 'Just be careful.' We know she was smart enough to figure it out and strong enough to do what the hell she wanted to anyway."

So what does Ed Beck think of his son-in-law now? "He's one of the nicest guys I've met, very thoughtful."

What the Millers have endured in their first year of marriage is "more than what people go through in 20 years," Morgan Miller says. In January, she suffered a miscarriage. In February, a former girlfriend gave birth to a son fathered by Miller and a court battle for custody ensued. (Bode Miller also has a 5-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.) In April, his brother, Chelone, 29, died of an apparent seizure thought to be related to the traumatic brain injury he sustained in a motorcycle accident in 2005.

PHOTOS: BODE MILLER AND WIFE MORGAN 1382117764002-AP-2013-ESPY-Awards-Arrivals Skier Bode Miller, left, and Morgan Miller arrive at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss, AP FULLSCREEN

A sentimental place

Chelone Miller was hoping to make his first Olympic team in Sochi, Russia. "This was probably his last realistic chance to do it," Bode Miller says from his family's northern New Hampshire home on a late summer afternoon.

Assuming Bode Miller is headed to Sochi, perhaps he'll bring a bit of Chelone with him. Miller said he had "an unusual physical response" and perhaps absorbed what he calls a little bit of his brother's "life force. That energy definitely has parts of his identity in it."

Miller found himself taking on some of his brother's traits. While playing golf, he started putting like his brother, not realizing it at first. "It was kind of cool in way because I felt like I had a piece of him to take forever," Miller says.

In August at the sixth annual BodeBash Golf and Tennis Classic, a fundraiser for his foundation, memorabilia was auctioned to benefit a Chelone Miller memorial fund for aspiring athletes "who embody a dedicated and free spirited connection to their sport."

In between tennis games at BodeBash, Miller's daughter, Dacey, sits in his lap eating ice cream. Dacey lives with her mother in California, but Miller sees her often, a main reason why he lives in a place completely opposite from where he grew up.

His grandparents opened Tamarack Lodge in 1946 and 16 years later turned a few acres into a tennis camp. It's also where he grew up in the wood cabin his parents built (famously without electricity or running water).

"This whole space is very family and its very sentimental and that's why Bode loves to come here," says his sister, Kayla, who runs the foundation. "That's why he comes home to do these events. It's different than anyplace else in the world."


Jo Miller points out the room where she gave birth to the first two of her four children and smiles because her son is home, even if it's just for a weekend. "Now he has a house and wife and a life, which is really cool," she says. As for that California house and California life …

"My reaction was 'Oh my god. Really? Bode? Driving the 405?' I would have thought he'd be out of his element. But he's smiling and is happy as can be."

The last day of September, Bode Miller attends a news conference with U.S. ski team officials. He's smiling. A few years ago, the scene would have been hard to imagine. A few highlights from the Bad Boy Bode era: In the lead-up to the 2006 Torino Olympics, he said in an interview he skied "wasted." Hyped to win as many as five gold medals in Torino, he came home empty-handed but "got to party and socialize at an Olympic level," he said at the time. Though Miller said his comments were misinterpreted, the damage was done.

Following the 2007 World Cup season, unhappy with the way the U.S. Ski programs were run, Miller formed his own team. Now, he acknowledges he "influenced things in a negative way because of my attitude at times." But he's happy how the organization has changed in ensuing years. At the 2010 Vancouver Games, he won a gold, silver and a bronze.

At that news conference almost three weeks ago, Miller partnered with the U.S. Olympic Committee to launch a Gateway to Gold program to help identify new Paralympic athletes.

Miller sat next to his friend Cam Shaw-Doran, a former snowboarder who was paralyzed in a car accident in 1997. Shaw-Doran helps run Miller's foundation.

All of this has led to what Miller calls harmony in his life. Whether it leads to a successful World Cup season and the Olympics soon will be known. Miller recently had a room full of World Cup trophies, which were stored in Europe, shipped to his California home. As he unpacked them, he began to get emotional.

"It was very nostalgic to see a physical representation of the last 15-20 years of my work. "When you see it through the bulk of trophies ... it was impressive. I think I have 90 something podiums or something like that," he says, looking back at his life from the room where it all began.


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TRF Makes a Move

After more than 8 years being (loosely) based out of the Farm on Streeter Pond road, its time to move along! TRF will be relocating to s wonderful downtown location in Franconia at the Rivagale Building. Look for our new sign coming soon! This is exciting and motivating as well as a bit sad. Only a bit sad and only because we loved being at the so very much. Turtle Ridge Farm has been sold and renamed to the original Ski Hearth Farm and it has never been busier down there, as long as I can remember anyway! 1185279_154987834698794_1690332638_a