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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…

Adventure Scholarship Update – Johnny Egan

  Johnny Egan received his Adventure Scholarship way back in 2014. A Moretown, Vermont resident and student at Harwood High School at the time, Johnny competed with the Sugarbush Freestyle Team and was using his award to train with the Diamond Dogs and launch himself into a career in professional skiing. Six years later he Read More…

Johnny Egan

Adventure Scholarship Update – Sydney Ricketts

Sydney Ricketts received awards in 2014 and 2015, using them for travel and participation in freeride ski competitions. After her first award she was able to travel to over 8 nationally ranked competitions, 10 regionally ranked competitions, and two international competitions. She has been competing since the age of 15 and is also a horse Read More…

Sydney Ricketts

Adventure Scholarship Update – Tami Razinger

Tami Razinger received her Adventure Scholarship award in 2016. This former Stowe, VT resident and University of Vermont graduate is a freeride skiing enthusiast and used her award for supplies and competition. Here she gives us an update on her life since receiving her award! “This will be my third winter living in Jackson, WY.  Read More…

Tami Razinger

Sugarbush Blog Features Peter Hawks

Sugarbush Ski Resort recently reached out to various ski enthusiasts in the Vermont community, asking them to share their insights on skiing and their connections to Sugarbush. When Peter Hawks sent them his write-up he had no idea they would end up featuring him in his own article! Entitled ‘My Deep History with Sugarbush and Read More…

Sugarbush

OGE Movie Night Attracts 150 Backcountry Skiers

Flyin Ryan had the pleasure of tabling at the Outdoor Gear Exchange Movie Night on Friday, December 6th 2019. We had the opportunity to share our new core values challenge card in a public setting for the first time. We placed a card on each seat prior to the event and followed up by talking for a couple Read More…

Outdoor Gear Exchange

Adventure Scholarship Update – The Ladd Boys

  Noah, Dylan and Connor Ladd applied for an Adventure Scholarship back in 2016. These three brothers from Lakewood, Colorado were between 12 and 16 years old. These Freeride enthusiasts each started skiing around the age of 3 and embodied the adventurous spirit of Ryan Hawks. In their words: “Many people describe us as smart, Read More…

Outdoor Gear Exchange Supports Flyin Ryan

  Our good friends at Outdoor Gear Exchange have a program they call the Nickel Bag Program. We were the beneficiaries of their October proceeds totaling $304.00.   Thank you OGE! They also sponsored one of our recent Adventure Scholars:  Holden Bradford, an up and coming freeride skier from Crested Butte, Colorado.  Read his application materials Read More…

Holden Bradford

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

Decisions Program Scores with 8-Year-Old Vermonter

Hazen is the eight-year-old son of John Abbott, former director of the UVM Outing Club. For several years Hazen has had the Flyin Ryan core values poster on his bedroom wall.  Hazen decided one day that Ryan’s core values would serve him well and so he memorized them. His dad shared the story with Peter Read More…

Hazen Abbott
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