Category: News

We Are Golden: Flyin Ryan earns GuideStar Gold

We are pleased to announce the Foundation has earned GuideStar’s Gold certification. Guidestar.org promotes transparency and accountability in the nonprofit sector by publishing detailed information about nonprofit organizations, including mission, financial statements, and more. The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation earned this rating by detailing our mission, programs, leadership, and results. Less than ½ of 1% Read More…

Intern Joins the Flyin Ryan Team

We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Flyin Ryan team: Eduardo Emilio Fernández. Eduardo is a junior studying Management of Creative Media, Video Game Production and Design at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Eduardo grew up in Venezuela, attended a British elementary school, later graduating from a private high school in 2014. Read More…

Our Latest Adventure Scholars Hit the Road

Group on NYC subway platform, day 1.  Are there ways to bridge the deepening divide in our communities between people of different races, cultures and religions through face-to-face dialogue? How can we help young people look beyond the cycles of violence that dominate the news, to find and nourish mutual respect and understanding? A few Read More…

Angel Inspires Vail Academy Grads

Angel Collinson, 24, is one of the best skiers in the world, adored for her goofball personality and her incredibly fast, technically perfect turns on really big mountain faces. Growing up a stone’s throw from Utah’s Snowbird as the daughter of a ski patroller, Angel Collinson had a natural inclination towards the mountains. But to Read More…

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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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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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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!

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Aaron Rice – World Record Holder

On December 29, 2016 Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship Recipient Aaron Rice achieved a dream: He skied 2.5 Million human-powered vertical feet in a year. In fact, he did it in 364 days. 5 Winters ago I skied ~75,000′ vert, The next year I skied 117,000′ vert. The next year 248,000′ vert. The next year 447,000′ Read More…

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