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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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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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Decisions Program Branches Out

We are excited to welcome Vermont’s Harwood Union High School as our third school-based pilot of the Flyin Ryan Decisions for Education program! In February, Peter Hawks was invited to attend the school’s wellness fair. Over 100 students spoke with Peter at our table & filled out Core Values Cards. The school has now committed to Read More…

Transparency Update: GuideStar & Great Nonprofits

The Foundation is pleased to announce we have earned Silver certification from the online platform 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!

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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

Angel’s Reprise

At the 17th annual Powder Awards, held in Breckenridge, Colorado, on December 8, 2016, Angel Collinson in Tight Loose by Teton Gravity Research won the award for Best Female Performance. It is the third straight year she has won the award. Represented by her brother Johnny Collinson in character (read: wearing a bikini top) as Read More…

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