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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.

How skiing can make you a better leader in the workplace

It’s my first week back at the office after some rest and relaxation from a three-week skiing vacation. In between gliding through groomers, dodging trees...

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...

How Olympic medalist freeskier Gus Kenworthy has redefined ‘gay’

You can smell the male teenage testosterone long before you witness it in action at any ski resort terrain park. Rich white boys dressed...

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...

Belle Brockhoff and Andrew Wishart at Mt Buller for beyondblue

Olympic snowboarder and beyondblue Ambassador Belle Brockhoff will be raising awareness of depression and anxiety at Mt Buller on Saturday August 8, as part...

Why emotional health is as important as physical when skiing or...

Never underestimate the power of emotional fortitude on a ski hill. Why you should adapt your skiing to your emotional state. Today I skied with...

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 skiing starts with joy and ends with alcohol addiction

The pure joy that skiing brings is a powerful force, calling people to travel thousands of miles from home to experience that perfect turn....

R U OK in a year that is anything but? A...

Like everything in 2020, this article has taken five times longer than it should have to be written. Pandemic paralysis has shot my productivity into...

Jindabyne anti violence campaign launches for après ski season

If you feel unsafe during après on snow holiday in Jindabyne this season then know the bar tenders have got your back. The New South...

When the snow heals

When troubled teenagers meet the snow. The rain has been falling for a good few hours. It is cold, even colder when the wind hits...

How to use skiing/boarding to improve life resilience in 2020

As a skier or snowboarder, you have an advantage during this pandemic time. Plenty of people avoid the discomfort that comes with uncertainty, risk...

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...

Beating the Colorado blues

A tale of sitting still and finding Joy while travelling round the world It's 4.00am and I'm battling the desire to fully awaken. My body is...

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...

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)...

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