Category: Recipient Blog

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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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…

Aaron with GPS reading 2.5 million ft

Amazing Aaron Rice breaks world record!

Almost a year ago, Aaron Rice set out to pursue a dream, to see how many vertical feet he could ski without the use of any mechanized uphill assistance. We’re thrilled to share that Aaron, a 2015 Adventure Scholarship recipient, has broken the world’s record of 2 Million human powered vertical feet, and is charging towards Read More…

Update from Alanya Morelli

This is an update of my ski season so far. I have been having a blast out on the slopes. I LOVE seeing my second family every weekend. The ski season has been slow with the weather conditions, but that doesn’t stop me. I have been getting in a lot of skiing. I can feel Read More…

Alanya and friends

Update from Brooks Hudson

Last weekend I attended the IFSA Junior National Freeski comp at Snowbird, Utah. We got tons of snow and the comp was really, really fun. This was my first National IFSA comp and my first time competing in the 12-14 age division. The Silver Fox finals venue at Snowbird is definitely the biggest venue I’ve Read More…

Brooks Hudson (Left)

Update from Carter Snow

What I’ve been up to With the great start to the winter I’ve been able to go on a few mini trips and get some really awesome skiing and shooting in. Most notably, I organized a weekend trip to ski and film at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in the Bitterroots of Montana. We spent two days Read More…

Carter launching into the air

Update: Dave Wadleigh’s Japan Adventure

Japan was the trip of a lifetime! It is honestly one of the most memorable, fun, and eye opening things I have ever done in my life. Aside from the world class pow, it was also my first trip outside of North America. Needless to say a sudden immersion in Asian culture was eye opening, Read More…

Dave Wadleigh headshot

Update: Ben Goertzen-2013 Recipient

“It seems that every ski season builds upon the last and this past winter was no exception. By deciding to take a year off from the competition scene, I was able to focus my effort toward what I love most, filmmaking. Here is a collection of shots over the 14/15 season where I was on Read More…

Update from Megan Davin

Last winter, I received an Adventure Scholarship from Flyin’ Ryan. This scholarship was used to help fund my 6-week cross-country road trip. But several months later I realize it has done way more than that. The scholarship gave me the opportunity to live the dream that I had been imagining. After getting back home I Read More…

2014-2015 Season Recap from FR Scholar Mazie Hayden

“Thanks so much for Flyin Ryan’s support during this past season!  I literally couldn’t have done it without the help.I had a rough start to the season and a strong finish.  I was challenged, had a blast and pushed through the tough times.” Mazie Hayden It was Halloween, and it was definitely not a treat Read More…

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