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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.

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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