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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.

Sizeism, eating disorders and body image in the snow sports world

Sizeism is well and truly alive in the (snow) world. Ask any body that does not fit the one height, one width, one shape...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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...

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)...

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 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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

After the snow has gone – when the season ends

When I was little I used to act. Some would say I still do. Every year I would audition for the school play or...

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...

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