Category: featured

Jessica Silverman takes on big peaks, ski industry bias

Introducing Jessica Silverman, one of our newest Adventure Scholars. In her biography/introduction, Jessica writes: I am taking a gap year(s) from a psychology-philosophy degree at the University of Vermont to chase the whims of adventure. Dreams that have captivated me from such a young age are becoming closer and closer to being a reality. Over Read More…

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One Rainy Day at Killington

On Saturday, April 22, Killington held its annual spring party and in spite of the rain, the event attracted several thousand enthusiastic participants. The day-long event included a succession of really good bands that kept everybody in good spirits. Several things happened that I would like to share. Two teachers from Connecticut were very interested in Read More…

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Transparency Update: GuideStar & Great Nonprofits

The Foundation is pleased to announce we have earned Silver certification from the online platform Guidestar.org. Guidestar promotes transparency and accountability in the nonprofit sector by publishing nonprofits’ financial statements and other info. The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation earned this high rating by providing details about all our programs, leadership, and results. Less than 2% Read More…

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Pond Skimming for Flyin Ryan

A Chilly Challenge How are Jonny Klemchuk, pond skimming at Sugarbush, and Facebook connected? Last Sunday, at Sugarbush’s end of season Pond Skim, the connection was made. Jonny, a good friend of the Flyin Ryan Foundation and a High Fives Foundation board member, was chatting with  Peter Hawks about growing our audiences. He volunteered that if 50 Read More…

Peter Hawks and Jonny Klemchuk

First Core Values Awards presented at STEFT Championship

About 130 competitors participated in the Extreme Competition – Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT),  at Jay Peak (VT), March 25-26. The final IFSA sanctioned STEFT event of the 2017 season, it was a qualifier for the international Swatch Freeride World Tour. The competition’s Super Finals were held on Sunday under a bluebird sky, with modest wind and Read More…

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Meet Betsy Manero

We’re pleased to introduce our most recent Adventure Scholarship recipient, Betsy Manero of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Betsy’s passion is rock climbing, and she intends to use her Adventure Scholarship award to further her training, with the goal of becoming a fully certified AMGA Rock Guide. Check out Betsy’s Adventurer’s page for her bio and application materials. Read More…

Aaron Rice update: Men’s Journal article

Adventure Scholar Aaron Rice is featured in the April edition of Men’s Journal magazine and in their electronic version, as well. Aaron set a world record for vertical feet skied in a calendar year, and every uphill foot was entirely human powered!

Aaron Rice on the trail
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