RIDGE In the Press

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How Ridge Mountain Overcame Flooding and Tragedy to Create a Different Kind of Mountain Academy

Four years ago, Billy O'Donnell set out to build a one-of-its-kind gap year academy designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the outdoor industry. In the years since, the school has been beset by maladies including deaths to staff members and flood damage, but it has managed to flourish in spite of it all.

RIDGE Mountain Academy - The Snowboarders Journal

Can you imagine a school that gets more done with deep, snowy days than it does without? An institution with students who use splitboards and backcountry beacons more often than they do calculators? Former pro skier Billy O'Donnell imagined such a school and made it a reality.

Skiing Magazine. December, 2015. Cover appearance and 6 page feature story.

Backcountry Magazine. November, 2015. Feature story.

New outdoor sports academy to open in Whitefish
Lifelong Adventurer Eyes Whitefish for New Mountain Academy - Flathead Beacon

Gap Year in the Press

Should I Take Time Off?
Seeing Value in 'Gap Years,' Tufts University Offers to Pay
10 Reasons You Should Take A Gap Year
Why Taking a 'Gap Year' Should Be a New College Admissions Requirement
A Gap Year Involves a Little Cooking, Some Laundry and a Whole Lot of Self-Discovery - Knowledge@Wharton High School

Whitefish In the Press

America's Favorite Mountain Towns
Whitefish, Montana: The 10 Best Small Towns in America
World's Best Ski Towns - National Geographic

RIDGE Media contact: Christina O'Donnell 406-730-8524