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Words: Erme Catino

Yesterday the skiing community once again lost one of their own. Ryan Hawks – of South Burlington, VT and Green Mountain Freeride passed away from injuries sustained during the North American Freeskiing Championships in Kirkwood, CA.

Ryan was a great skier with a great attitude while also being a top skier among the big mountain competition circuit. I’ve known Ryan from the earlier days – when I was a freestyle coach at Sugarbush and he a young ripper with a ton of potential. This season I was lucky enough to have made some laps with him at Stowe, and I’m really grateful for those two days. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, we’ll miss you.

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