Member Profile: Frazier Miller (Portola Valley, CA)

CEO Coach, Mountaineer, Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Newest Board Member

Frazier’s well-earned snow beard on the nordic track in Sun Valley, Idaho. Unceded Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Shoshone-Bannock lands.
Photo courtesy Frazier Miller

This profile was originally featured in our Spring 2024 Trail Break issue.

“Skiing for me is a spiritual experience– not just the sport, but being in nature in winter. I want to do everything I can to help protect the winter backcountry for future generations.”

Frazier’s connection to the winter landscape runs deep, anchored in cherished memories of skiing with his boys. Witnessing his sons evolve into strong, independent skiers after years of ski school, lessons, and countless hours in the car has been immensely gratifying.

Beyond skiing, Frazier finds solace in the mountain snow during summers, boasting a resume that includes two ascents of Denali and most of the Pacific Northwest’s volcanoes. Celebrating his 50th birthday, he and his wife, Tia, accomplished the remarkable feat of scaling Mt. Hood, Mt.Adams, and Mt. St Helens in a mere three days with their sights set on Mt. Rainier this summer.

Frazier sees WWA as the guardian of our winter backcountry. Eager to contribute, he aims to bolster WWA’s capacity through increased membership and foundation development. His enthusiasm also extends to side country issues, particularly the delicate balance between resort expansion and preserving sensitive snowscapes. Frazier feels honored to be part of the mission, ready to lend his voice to the cause.