Who are we??
Thats me! My name is Ryan. Paul and I are the ones who came up with the idea behind Ski Till I Die. I cant believe it, but it took 15 years for me to figure out that if I wanted to be happy – I had to do something that involved skiing, and here we are now.
It all started when I was 11 years old. I had just moved to Ohio and in an attempt to make friends (of which I had zero) I joined ski club. After my first time on skis I was hooked…
I was an adaptive ski instructor for 2 seasons while I was in high school and ultimately chose Marist College based on the fact that they had a ski team. Everyone laughed when they found out I was from Ohio, but they didnt know that even kids from the Midwest could rip.
Those 4 years skiing through college were the best. Racing the top mountains up and down the East coast on the colleges dime couldn’t have been any better. To this day some of my best friends came out of the McBrine Division. Had it not been for the ski team, I would never have had a chance to meet any of these people – they were all kids that I probably never would have been friends with had we not shared the love for skiing and everything that came along with it. But when you put 8 groups of college ski teams together for 6 straight weeks through 4 winters, youre bound to end up with life long friendships.
That is what brings us here today. I just want everyone to be able to show off their affinity for the sport be being able to stand behind a brand that speaks to each person a bit differently – but with the underlying theme that says I’m gonna Ski Till I Die and I hope that stays true.