Raised in Alaska, it’s not surprising that Ryland is so drawn to big and gnarly terrain. From his early days building straw-bale kickers, his snowboarding has progressed to some of the world’s steepest and most technical big mountain lines. He splits his time between Haines and Squaw Valley, and spends summers following family tradition on a commercial salmon boat.
Prominent snowboarding role in the film Deeper, by Jeremy Jones
Featured in the film Solitaire, by Sweetgrass
A cameo in Draw the Line, by Standard Films
Multiple awards in The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, Big Mountain Competitions