Alpine Skier Bode Miller and his family are in mourning over the tragic death of his younger brother snowboarder Chelone Miller aka Chilly Miller who was found dead inside his van in the area of Mammoth Lakes, Calif on Sunday.
Paramedic responded to a 911 call regarding an unresponsive man inside his car, Chelone was pronounced dead at the scene, his cause of death has been revealed as investigations continue however no foul play is not suspected. Chilly Miller was U.S. squad in snowboardcross for the 2014 Sochi Games.
20-year-old Chelone Miler was born Nathaniel Kinsman Ever Chelone Skan Miller on August 26, 1983 to Jo Kenney and Woody Miller in Easton, New Hampshire. Chelone’s siblings are Bode Miller, and sisters Kyla, and Genesis Wren Bungo Windrushing Turtleheart aka Wren.
Chelone “Chilly” Miller became pro in 2004 but he has been participating in snowboarding competitions since 1992. as you can imagine and like other snowboarders Chelone was on the slopes as soon as he could walk literally..
I started skiing as soon as I could walk and I loved it. When I was eight some of my older friends that I looked up to started snowboarding. I gave it a try and instantly fell in love with it and have been shredding ever since.
Chelone suffered traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for 11 days and lost his memory for one month after he was involved in a terrible motorcycle accident in 2005, It has been reported that chilly suffered from seizures ever since.
In 2009 Chelone joined Arbor Team, that same year he was named 2009 Snowboard Magazine SuperPark Standout. The next year after an off-course violation during his first qualifying run at the 2010 WX Snowboarder X. He took the seventh place at the 2010 Noram Cup in Copper Mountain, CO and 18th at the Grand Prix in Mammoth Mountain, CA.
In 2010 he joined his brother Bode, Lindsey Vonn, Bobby Brown, Chris Davenport, Kristi Leskinen, Chris Benchetler, Reggie and Zack Crist, Mike Douglas and others in Sky Channel’s documentary “The Story”
This month Chilly Miller placed fourth at the National Snowboardcross Championships in Park City, Utah.
Our prayers are with his family, friend and teammates during this sad time.