We are fundraising in memory of Mark Mills, who lost his battle to bipolar disorder and took his own life in October of 2016.
The Secret Spot Challenge takes place on February 23 at Copper Mountain.
Donations go to the Summit Foundation, Building Hope, and My Quiet Cave,which sponser a number of suicide prevention and mental health programs in Summit County, Colorado. If you would like to join our team, please reach out to Spencer or myself! We'd love to have you!
From the Event Website:
"Suicide rates in Colorado are significantly higher than the national average, and mental health issues are a growing concern in our mountain communities. We will no longer sit on the sidelines as we lose friends and family members. As skiers and snowboarders, we all have our own "Secret Spots" on the mountain that we keep to ourselves. Unfortunately, we also might have our own darker secrets of depression and suicide. Our desire is to share these "Secret Spots” by bringing these issues into the light and inviting others to share their stories of hope. There is support in our communities and we want to provide the opportunity for those that need help to find it. And we know that overcoming these issues needs to be a Team Challenge, because it is not easy for anyone to do so alone.
To raise funds for suicide prevention and mental health awareness, to educate the public on the problems of mental illness and suicide in ski and snowboard communities and to offer practical, healthy solutions moving forward.
February 23rd, 2019 at Copper Mountain
The Secret Spot Challenge is the first on-mountain, ski/snowboard scavenger-hunt-style team challenge of its kind. Teams of two to six people search intermediate terrain at Copper Mountain Ski Resort for a number of “secret spots” where they learn about mental health/suicide prevention stats and tools, solve mental puzzles and complete physical challenges.