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Mental Health in the Ski Industry

Doors at 6pm. Raffle and Documentary starts at 7pm.
100% of the proceeds go to the Mental Health Coalition of Teton Valley.

The Mountain in My Mind is a ski and snowboard film about mental health. Directed by John Padilla, who lost his 15-year old brother to suicide, this breakthrough film is the first of its kind to interview skiers across the “Suicide Belt” in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States.

It plays at Pierre’s Theatre on Sunday November 27th, 2022. All proceeds from the film’s ticket sales will go towards the Mental Health Coalition Teton Valley. Cash, Card, and Apple Pay accepted or at the door!

Tickets are $10. Tickets are available here, or at the door the night of the show.

Topics include: Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphia, etc.

The film features nearly 50% men and 50% women and has all types of skiing, including: urban/street skiing, ski mountaineering, sled/snowmobile-assisted skiing, terrain park skiing, snowboarding, pillow skiing, powder skiing, resort/in-bounds skiing, and more! We traveled to British Columbia, California, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon and Nevada and interviewed selected folks on their experience with mental illness and then enjoyed and filmed our shared passion for skiing.

Presented by LINE Skis and FlyLow Gear, the film has one goal: Destigmatize talking about mental health and suicide in the ski industry.

The film started as an internet thread and after one year, 36,000 miles of traveling, 12 live-premieres across the Western US, news appearances, podcasts, and 14TB of footage; the film is traveling across the country for live screenings.

Tickets may also be purchased at the box office

The Mountain in My Mind

Runtime: 1hr
Director/Fundraiser/Producer: John Padilla
Editors: Allen Jimenez and John Padilla
Cinematographers: John Padilla, Kyle Dudgeon, Alex Saad, Jordan Skattum, Dead West Creative, Derek Shreiner, Sarah Dolan, Jack Clark, Payton Voss, and Tyler Stevens.
Graphic Designer: OozBlue
Animator: Randy Fugler – Fortified Graphics

Athletes/Interviewees (In order of appearance): Audrey Friess, Bobby Sullivan, Forrest Coots, Clare Chapman, Jack Clark, Jed Water, Sarah Dolan, and John Padilla

Guest Athletes (In order of appearance): Seb Gralla, Ramzi Stech, Joe Nichols, Cameron Klepper, AJ Yang, Payton Voss, Mac Harrison, Derek Shreiner, and Tucker FitzSimons.