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Flyin Ryan rocks with raisedVT

Flyin Ryan & raisedVT Trucker Cap Our latest collaboration brings together two made-in-Vermont icons. For a limited time, you can show your support for the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation and all things 802 with our raisedVT co-branded trucker cap. Keep exploring life, one adventure at a time, with this stylish snapback trucker in black or Read More…

grey Flyin Ryan + raisedVT trucker hat

Aaron Rice World Record documentary

Short film tells the Aaron Rice story On January 1, 2016, Adventure Scholar Aaron Rice set out to achieve what no one had ever achieved; skiing 2.5 million vertical feet in a calendar year without the use of any mechanized uphill transportation. In other words, completely human powered. Aaron’s physical and emotional journey was recorded Read More…

Aaron descending Lanín volcano

The Story Behind the Image

The story behind this amazing image This image of Ryan launching into space has become synonymous with Ryan Hawks and the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. It also provided the inspiration for the Flyin Ryan logo, seen everywhere!  In the summer of 2010, Ryan Hawks was chasing his ski dreams while traveling and skiing around the Read More…

Ryan Portillo jump detail

Changing the lives of youth: your help matters!

  What does it take to transform the lives of young people?  What is the role of teachers and schools to help youth figure out: ‘Who am I? What is important to me? What are my true beliefs? How am I different from others?  What is the right path for me?’ Here at the Flyin Read More…

Student writes core values on poster

Help bring Flyin Ryan Decisions program to schools across Vermont!

  You can help us grow the Flyin Ryan Core Values Decisions program to introduce more students & teachers to this life-changing process.  This giving season, we have set a goal of raising $5,000 to take the next step in making this program available to schools across Vermont. Partner with us today! Donate online at:  Read More…

middle school Core Values group

Freeskier on the Move

Adventure Scholar Tami Razinger update:   My name is Tami Razinger. I am a freeride skier living in Stowe, VT. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. In college, I was a part of the UVM Freeskiing Team, where my passion for skiing grew tremendously. I was able to Read More…

Tami Razinger

Love what we do? Tell the world!

Members of the Flyin’ Ryan online community:  If you love our work, please tell the world! Here’s your chance to help us make a difference. Your kudos (in the form of user reviews on social media) will help spread the word about what we do.  Reviewing a favorite nonprofit helps to establish credibility with participants and Read More…

Adventure Scholar Update: Living a Balanced Life in Utah

We recently got this note from Caroline Dillon, who moved west from Vermont to follow her passion.  Here’s what she shared about the impact of her Adventure Scholarship on her career choices and life in Utah: In 2012, I had the privilege of receiving the Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship to attend a Wilderness First Responder Read More…

Flyin Ryan Golf Tourney a Hole in One!

The 6th annual Flyin Ryan / Akes Golf Tournament was held in St. George, VT on September 22, a picture-perfect and warm Vermont early fall day. A full field of 32 foursomes ventured out onto the links at the Rocky Ridge Golf Club to enjoy the game, and demonstrate their skills.  Josh Merkel and Ronnie Ryan Read More…

VT SKI + RIDE EXPO GOES DOWNTOWN

Winter Starts on October 7. Expo Tickets on Sale Now! Reserve your spot at Vermont’s biggest pre-season ski party, the VT SKI + RIDE Expo. Tickets on sale here! Burlington, VT — July 26, 2017: Vermont’s first winter sports show, the VT SKI + RIDE EXPO is coming back to Burlington this year, October 7-8, Read More…

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