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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.

What does being female in the snow industry mean to you?

NATALIA HAWK. Skier. Snow content producer.  I GREW UP an anxious kid, in a time where anxiety didn’t really exist. I wasn’t sporty, and most sports...

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...

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...

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,...

Snowboarder Belle Brockhoff one of 21 athlete mental health role models

Twenty-one athletes from 13 sports have been selected to be the inaugural Lifeline Community Custodians, a program with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)...

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...

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...

How skiing can make you a better leader in the workplace

It’s my first week back at the office for 2020 after some rest and relaxation from a three-week skiing vacation. In between gliding through groomers,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Peter & Peta Pan are alive in a ski town near...

If you're single and spent time in a ski town then chances are you have met Peter/Peta Pan. Who wouldn't want to live in Never...

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...

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...

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