On January 11, 2020, we will shred the mountain in memory of Mark Mills, who lost his battle to Bipolar Disorder and took his own life in October of 2016.
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.
Love, happiness, and health to you all <3