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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.

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...

Peter and 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. But then, who wouldn't want to live...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

Meditate, snowboard or sex?

Phil Watt reveals why skiing and snowboarding is as good for you as both meditation and sex. Regardless if we board or ski, there are...

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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