Karen Huntoon-Miller (1949 - )
Even though she was born in the flatlands of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Karen Huntoon-Miller helped elevate the fledgling sport of mogul freestyle skiing from its “hot dogging” status in the 1970s to an art form that became a popular staple of World Cup and Olympic Winter Games competitions.
Skiing from age two, Karen nurtured her freestyle skiing passion in Rutland, Vermont where the bumpy natural terrain allowed her to improvise tricks, jumps and turns. From 1974 through 1980 she became a five-time World Mogul Champion. In 1975 she stepped to the top of the podium when she was Women’s World Cup Overall Champion.
A Park City resident since 1973, Karen helped the image of her sport soar even higher between 1975 and 1978 when she appeared in two Warren Miller ski movie specials, in three “ABC Wide World of Sports” programs and in a “CBS Sports Spectacular” program. She also appeared as a stuntwoman on a Universal Studios’ film, “The Return of Maxwell Smart.”
With an unbending dedication to her sport, her daring-do pioneering spirit and with her world championship performances, Karen Huntoon Miller permanently instilled the thrill and beauty of mogul freestyle skiing into the psyche of the sports world.