Ryan Casey an Idaho native who grew up in Sun Valley.  As a youth he was a member of the Sun Valley cross-country ski team, and it was ski racing which led him to a scholarship at the University of Vermont, where he earned a B.S. degree.  Since then summers have been spent guiding raft trips and instructing kayaking, while winters were spent skiing.  This will be Ryan’s fourth year with the Sun Valley Heli Ski Guides.  Ryan has also worked nine years with the Sun Valley Ski Patrol, and one year as a ski patroller in France.    From first descents of Amazon Tributaries, to speed records on the Colorado River (279 miles in 36 hours) Ryan has a true passion for adventure.