Ryland Bell charging in the Alaska Range.

Photo: Jeff Curley

Ryland Bell / International Team


Home ZoneFairweather Range, AK
SponsorsAlaska Powder Descents, Anon, Aurora Projekt, DedicateBrand.com,, Kombi, One Ball Jay, Patagonia
2013 Season Highlight Filming for HIGHER in Alaska last April was one of the most powerful experiences of my life. I learned so much, was the most scared of my life and had the highest highs that I have ever felt. Shredding Mt. Baker with Lucas Debari like it was our own private powder resort was pretty all time too. Favorite Jones Boards I ride the 164 carbon flagship for resort riding and the 164 carbon solution in the backcountry and on mountaineering trips. Both of these boards allow me to take my riding to new levels daily!! The carbon topsheet provides unreal responsiveness and pop and the shape is revolutionary. These boards are hands down the best boards on the market for charging hard and stomping landings. Why do you snowboard? Snowboarding is really fun. I suppose its the incredible feelings of pure freedom I experience. Now though, it has become something more, it is a quest. To find the perfect lines that push my level of riding to it's limits - I want to ride spines and I want to ride fast. If you only got one pow day for the entire next winter, where would you ride? That's a tough question. Probably a rad peak in AK. Steep, long, sustained.
What does your dream line look like? Dream line. 4000 vert of 60 plus degree spines in stable neck deep blower. What video projects will you appear in this season and what mountain ranges or lines are on your radar? I should have some lines in Sweetgrass productions’ new film “Vahalla” and Lucas Debari’s project: Go Boardin’. Hopefully I will get on another HIGHER trip and i’d really like to shred in Japan this season.