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...

Are we really surprised by the cocaine epidemic in ski towns?

If you think ski towns are class A drug free then you're clearly living in la la land and not in the ski towns...

The Jackson Hole mindful camp designed to make you a better...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Adrenaline, depression & death in the snow world

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

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)...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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