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Keeping mentally healthy while living in a ski town or on the holiday road is just as important as being physically fit. We've curated all our mental health content here, to help you get through.

Knowing when to stop skiing and snowboarding to save yourself

I'm tired. Scratch that. Exhausted. So exhausted my bones are crying. Not just my bones either, I literally sobbed into a drip filter coffee...

Vail Resorts $2million mental health support for ski communities

Regular readers will know we are huge advocates of mental health support for ski towns and regularly write about the risks of depression for...

Jackson Hole mindful camp to make you a better skier or...

Jackson Hole just upped the ante on their already rocking multi day ski and snowboard camps. For many mindfulness isn't new and the need...

The meaning of life is skiing or snowboarding

If you ski or snowboard then you know that moment when your body is in rhythm with the earth, and you dance with nature...

When girls aren’t pretty or thin enough to ski or snowboard

WHEN I was five I did ballet in the local church hall. I would dress up in my blush pinks and pirouette with what...

When ski town life leads to depression or worse

Few in search of paradise in ski towns think they will, instead, find the black dog lurking in the woods waiting to pounce and...

Five ways skiing helps keep my head screwed on

Ten years ago, I’d never set foot in ski boots. Nine years ago, I spent Christmas in the French Alps and was baffled by...

The seasonal struggle is real and how to combat the blues

Before I worked in ski resorts, I was a tourist in ski resorts. I saved for my ski holidays for ages. I had a...

Mental health fund launched for Vail Resorts communities

Today, Vail Resorts, Inc announced that Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, have decided that the initial focus for their...

R U SNOWKAY?

One day in April this year I lay on my couch in the shiny ski town of Park City in Utah and wondered what...

After the snow has gone

I love you, but the season is over. Does your soul melt when the snow does or are you well and truly over it by...

When snowboarding gets you through the tough times

How snowboarding got one transgender woman through the toughest times of her life. Dale Sheridan shares her story with SnowsBest.com. Throughout the 34 years of my life,...

Finding your purpose in skiing and snowboarding

No, I haven't gone all religious and, no, the Mormons haven't got me since moving to Utah. I did, however, spend the day recently...

Mick Fanning & Owen Wright release mental health video

DRAGON SOUTH PACIFIC RELEASE MENTAL HEALTH VIDEO FEATURING KEY DRAGON ATHLETE ROLE MODELS.  As part of National Mental Health Week (October 8 - 14, 2017)...

Adrenaline, depression and death in the snow world

Hilaree Nelson (nee O'Neill) and Mike Douglas know first hand the impact of adrenal highs and lows, death and grief in the world of the extreme...

10 things you need to know before moving to a ski...

Some ski towns are smaller than others and they say you learn a lot about yourself when living in one. I learnt one important thing...

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