Kristin Fioretti

Yorktown Heights, New York

Siem Reap, Cambodia

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My name is Kristin Fioretti-Reterski and I am a graduate student at the University of Virginia studying public policy. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. My time at UVM taught me the importance of adventure and going where I never thought possible; from being the first person in my family to graduate college to traveling abroad for the first time. My passion is to never stop exploring, and since leaving UVM I have served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, lived and worked in New York City, and traveled the world. In July, I will be studying to become a certified yoga-therapy based teacher at Tavoos Garden in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This trip combines everything that I love about yoga, devotion, and challenging myself through self-discipline and awareness.


Kristin’s Adventure Scholarship was generously sponsored by Jackie Hawks.

READ: Kristin Fioretti Application

READ: Kristin Fioretti – Recommendation

My Core Values

  1. Never forget where you come from
  2. Conquer one fear every day
  3. Cultivate empathy and generosity
  4. Live humbly and passionately
  5. Embrace the many experiences that brought you to where you are today
  6. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself
  7. Fail well, fail often and get back up
  8. Believe in hope and work to inspire it in others
  9. Fight to love yourself in your darkest moments

Come join us for 2 showings of Warren Miller's new film "Winter Starts Now" at the Flynn Theater on Saturday, December 4th! Show times are 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Flyin Ryan will show a 4 minute short film about Ryan and we will speak to the audience after. We will be featuring one of our Adventure Acholarship awardees, Aaron Rice. Aaron distinguished himself several years ago by climbing two million feet on skis in one year... a prodigious feat. Come on down and get stoked for winter!


Happy Giving Tuesday!

#FlyinRyan #SkiTheEast #GivingTuesday

Happy thanksgiving!! We are thankful for everyone who shares stories of Ryan and keeps his spirit alive!


This November 30th is #GivingTuesday. Donate to support our Adventure Scholar Program and The Decisions Program and help us reach our goal of $3,000!

Facebook and PayPal are matching donations on Facebook for a total of up to $7 million dollars. In addition, your donations to Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation could be matched! Mark your calendar and help us reach our $3,000 goal. Follow the link in our bio to donate.

Keep an eye out for our new Flyin Ryan gear dropping this week at! Ski The East has once again volunteered to donate their customary handling fee for any Giving Tuesday orders. Every bit helps!

Onward and Upward,
The Flyin Ryan Team

It has been over 10 years since Ryan died tragically while skiing in a free ride extreme skiing world tour event at Kirkwood, California. At that time we lost his body, but his spirit continues to be a current event. Ryan and his ever present smile had a positive impact on his surroundings and the people around him during his 25 years of life.

The Flyin Ryan Foundation has expanded that impact to thousands of adventurers who have come to know him since his passing. On November 13, what would have been Ryan’s 36th birthday, we encourage you to do something fun, look out for others, find an adventure, smile and eat cookies. Please consider making a donation in Ryan’s name to honor his remarkable life. Link in bio.🍻

Onward and Upward #FlyinRyan #LinkInBio

Epic day! Thanks for the fun @skitheeast!

FORE!!! Golf is fun but charity golf is funner. Thanks for inviting the misfits @flyinryanhawks ⛳️⁠

Your mission to inspire the youth and make the world a better place through the awesome core values set forth by Ryan Hawks is something we can all learn from. ⁠

Link in bio to donate 🙌⁠

#SkiTheEast #BornFromIce #KeepTheShredAlive

The Smugglers’ Notch Ski & Snowboard Club (SNSC) is looking to fill the position of a Full-Time Competition Freeski Coach for the 2021-2022 winter season.  This position is a Full-time seasonal position, starting in December through Mid-April (may require limited work in the off-season). The SNSC is a non-profit organization that focuses on young athlete development for snow-sport athletes that compete in Big Mountain Freeskiing, Snowboarding, and Alpine Racing.

For more information on SNSC and the Freeski program please visit their website. A full Position Description can be found on their employment page.

Interested applicants please send resumes and cover letters to Ryan Sheredy, SNSC Executive Director, at Please send in resumes prior to August 31st, 2021.

Pssst…Pass the word along to whomever you think may be interested!

We have plans to catch our Adventure Scholars Ellie Huff and Maisie Wagner in the NOVIA film premiering this fall! You should too. #FlyinRyan #ThisIsFreeride

Song: She's A Lady By Tom Jones
Directed By: Ellie Huff
Produced By: Maisie Wagner, Lucy Hall, Nya Peterson, Ulla Libre, Ella Haverkamf, Caroline Ungar, Ellie Huff
Filmed By: Nya Peterson, Ellie Huff, Cole Hughes, Cooper Davis
Edited By: Ryder Schwartz
Graphic Design: Cole Hughes, Ellie Huff, Nya Peterson, Grace Haverkamf

Sponsors: Flyin' Ryan Foundation, International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association, RMFS Rippin' Ladies, Snowbird Resort, Flylow Gear