Ry Young's Profile

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Full Name: Ry Young

Email Address: ry@madriverglen.com

Nickname: Ry Young

Ry is a third-generation Mad River Glen skier and second-generation Shareholder. After “The War” his grandfather began taking the ski train out of Manhattan to come hit the slopes of General Stark Mountain. In the mid-50s the family built a condo on Bragg Hill in Waitsfield and started coming up on the weekends to ski Mad River Glen. Ry began cutting trail at a ripe young age and learned to ski under the tutelage of his father and uncle, an Austrian ski instructor. Ry earned his degree from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont and began working at Mad River Glen as a ski instructor during his time there. After college, Ry lived and worked in the New York City metro area but continued to coach on the weekends. In 2008 the financial collapse left him unemployed and unable to find work in the city so he moved to the Valley and has called it home ever since. In 2009, after coaching the Freeski Team since its inception in 2001, Ry was named Program Director. Since its beginning, Ry has grown the team from a group of 8 athletes to a juggernaut of more than 90 junior freeskiers. Widely recognized as one of the premiere and winningest freeski programs in the country, the team has enjoyed an incredible amount of success under Ry’s direction. During his time at the helm, the team has accumulated an impressive amount of accolades including multiple invitations to Junior World Championships, North American Championships, top National and International rankings, the Jim Jack Mayor of Freeride and countless podiums. Ry is one of only a few certified IFSA L300 coaches, he also is certified as an IFSA Technical Director, Examiner & Judge, Avalanche Rescue Level 1, and PSIA level 2. Ry currently lives in Warren with his wife Kara, their daughter Parker and two dogs Lincoln and Ruby.

School or Organization: Mad River Glen

Ski Team: Mad River Glen Freeski

My Core Values

  • be self-sufficient
  • play like I’m 13
  • work hard
  • live easy

Completed Courses

  • The Flyin Ryan Core Values Challenge is not complete
  • Flyin Ryan Decisions Program - IFSA is not complete