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Jim Ryan








Jim Ryan

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Growing up in Rutland, VT, I found myself on the ski slopes before I could walk. Strapped to my parents’ backs, we would cruise the groomers of Killington Mountain. My love of skiing only grew from there. During my freshman year at Colby College I was awarded the title of skiing Rookie of the Year and during the course of my ski career I qualified for NCAA Division 1 National Championships three times. During my senior year, my role as a student athlete earned me NESCAC all-academic team honors. I was also the recipient of the Millet Award, an honor given by Colby's athletic department to the most accomplished student athlete in the graduating class. After graduating, I made the switch to big mountain skiing while staying involved in racing by coaching U14 Alpine for the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard club.

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Outside skiing, I am a chocolate milk enthusiast, a frequent settler of Catan, and purveyor of many fun outfits. I coach parkour in the off-season and enjoy skateboarding with my knucklehead roommates. I read a lot. David Foster Wallace is my favorite author (his writing influences my behavior almost daily).

My passion for skiing is the truest thing I know about my personality. Through college and beyond I've seen myself evolve and change but my love for skiing is the steel thread that runs through it all.