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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.

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...

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...

How skiing and snowboarding brings mindful life moments

“I am so happy”. Four words I haven’t said much in 2021. Words reserved only for intimate moments with those who move my soul, in...

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 SNOWKAY? Mental health conversations we need to have

One day in April back in 2017 I lay on my couch in the shiny ski town of Park City in Utah and wondered...

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...

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...

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 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...

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)...

How skiing became my happy place and saved my mental health

Standing on the edge of couloir, tips over the edge, working out my line — from the run out and safe stop at the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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