Alaskan native Ryan Stassel has had a board strapped to his feet since kindergarten. The talented slopestyle and big air rider worked his way up through USASA and the Revolution Tour, soon finding success at the World Cup level and earning spots on the 2014 and 2018 Olympic teams.
Stassel remembers, “I first started snowboarding when I was in kindergarten. I would hop on the shuttle every other day and head up to our little resort that was in town. It was more a hill with a lift and a towrope, but it was definitely a lot of fun. I can’t quite remember who the first person was that taught me to ride, but the two that really got me going and pushing the limits were Dylan Omlin and Jeremy Puckett…thanks guys!”
OFF THE SNOW
Stassel enjoys hanging out with his friends, rock climbing, camping, writing, playing guitar, longboarding around town and “frolfing or just getting down on some video games.” He says, “I like to try and keep myself entertained.”
- Service High School
- Years on Team: 8