Snow sports film addressing mental health screens Saturday

"Tragedy Into Triumph' film screening Oct. 7

Community members are invited to attend the screening of “Tragedy Into Triumph,” a film that features male and female professional skiers and snowboarders addressing mental health in the snow sports industry, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium.

This second film by Mountain in My Mind features interviews with athletes — including an Olympian and a Summit County competitor — across the “Suicide Belt” in the Rocky Mountain Region and showcases their skiing abilities.

The film features many types of skiing and boarding including backcountry skiing and freestyle jumps, Olympic halfpipe skiing, park and resort skiing, freeskiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, rail skiing and freeriding.

The goal of the film is to destigmatize talking about mental health and suicide in the ski industry. The film is directed by John Padilla, who lost his 15-year-old brother to suicide. The film presentations are organized by the nonprofit teen suicide prevention program Local screening sponsors include REPS, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Steamboat Resort.

Tickets are $10 at the door by cash or Venmo and include chances at gear giveaways. Tickets also can be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.

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