KMS Alumni, Jim Ryan, Completes Jackson Hole's "Picnic"


KMS alumni, Jim Ryan (‘09), has become a recognizable name and face in the freeski industry. Known as a “hucker”, Jim is the kind of athlete who likes to ski fast and go big. Jim describes himself as “thick-legged, built for impact, and as having a healthy relationship with Earth’s gravitational forces”. These feats are noticeable in Jim’s video parts in Warren Miller Film’s “Face of Winter” (2018), “Timeless” (2019), and “Future Retro”,which is set to release in 2020.

This past spring, Jim found himself face-to-face with one of the hardest challenges of life: the unexpected loss of his childhood best friend. At first, Jim was able to turn to skiing to help him grieve a