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Essay Written by Flyin’ Ryan in 2003 Uncovered

While rummaging through some old papers, our Director Peter Hawks discovered an essay written by Ryan Hawks for an Advanced Composition class while he was a Junior at South Burlington High School in 2003. On the surface it is an essay about the experience of an adrenaline rush felt while skiing, but it reveals how Read More…

Big Kicker Event on Nov 23rd a Success!

  We again participated in the Big Kicker event which is conducted jointly by Mad River Glen and Sugarbush to usher in the ski season.  The event was held on  Saturday, November 23rd.  This year the location moved to the Glen Ellen lodge at Sugarbush and included a very well orchestrated and popular rail jam.  Read More…

Core Values Cards

Appeal to Our Supporters

  Our Mission: Make the World a Better Place This is the time of year when we conduct our Annual Appeal. Our programs are having a significant impact on thousands of lives at this point. We are incredibly grateful for the privilege of representing Ryan’s spirit by helping to make the world a better place. Read More…

IFSA Video Features Flyin Ryan Decisions Program

Flylow and Tecnica Blizzard are long-time supporters of the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. We are excited to announce that they have included us in one of four videos they are producing for the International Freeride Ski Association (IFSA). In this well-constructed 2 minute video they describe the purpose and values of the Decisions Program. The Read More…

IFSA Video

Adventure Scholar Update: SJ Grundon

The Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship Program honors the memory of “Flyin” Ryan Hawks by making monetary awards to enable the adventures of individuals around the world. In addition to demonstrating financial need, applicants are asked to connect their mind, heart and spirit to determine their own Core Values and to demonstrate their passion for their Read More…

SJ Grundon

Meet Our 3 New Adventure Scholarship Recipients

Flyin Ryan is proud to announce the addition of three new Adventure Scholarship recipients to their Adventure Scholar family!   Eli Derrick is a skicross racer who moves all the way from Virginia to Maine every winter to pursue his love of competing on the FIS / NorAm circuit.  A dedicated competitor, Eli takes classes Read More…

Photo of Eli Derrick, Stuart Whittier and Molly Kucher

Vermont Gran Fondo 2019 a Great Success!

VERMONT GRAN FONDO – JUNE 29th, 2019 – BRISTOL, VT. About 500 rapid cyclists participated in this iconic cycling event which includes riding the 4 mountain gaps which span the green mountains, a distance of 109 miles. An option exists to do just two of the gaps. Team Flyin was represented by Peter Hawks and Read More…

Ryan Hawks Memorial IFSA Junior National Freeride competition at Mad River Glen

On March 9 and 10th, 2019, the International Free Ride Ski Association held the first annual Flyin Ryan Freeride Tournament to honor the legacy of Ryan Hawks who died in Kirkwood California in a world Free Ride Tour competition in 2011.  Ryan served as a respected free ride coach In the Mad River Freeride Program.  Ryan’s father Peter represented The Flyin Ryan Foundation. He Read More…

IFSA Vermont

Warren Miller’s 67th movie!

This year, the exploration continues with Warren Miller Entertainment’s Here, There & Everywhere. Follow Marcus Caston, Grete Eliassen, Jeremy Jones, Jess McMillan, Wendy Fisher, Collin Collins and more as they take on terrain in Kicking Horse, Switzerland, Greenland, Crested Butte, and more. With another winter right around the corner, Warren Miller Entertainment will be anywhere Read More…

Flyin Ryan IPA Release Party at Ake’s Place

NOVEMBER 30, 2016 8:00PM to 10:00PM Ake’s Place, Church Street, Burlington, Vermont Get stoked with Long Trail Brewing and The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation! Grab a pint of Flyin Ryan IPA and enjoy some tasty ski flicks as we get ready for shred season. Beer + Ski Movies + Free Swag!

Flyin Ryan IPA with Lake Champlain and Adirondacks