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donotreplyThis year I didn’t enjoy as much skiing I know my mental health has influenced it . I haven’t skied for a few weeks but will go this week . I walked myself to the hospital for that reason I’m not ashamed to talk about it . Just wondering if others have been through this and hoping I go back to my passion or if I will probably have to turn the page
SnowshoeThompsonHave you tried using drugs to fill the void?
asparagusSorta related side note: if you feel like shit/are depressed off the hill you can’t expect to feel fantastic just because you’re skiing
donotreplyAgreed it was like that but after my stay in the hospital things got way better so maybe it will reflect when I go next time
weastcoatI’m in the same exact spot. I love skiing, or at least I think I do. Nothing makes me feel the way skiing makes me feel. Sometimes I’ll have those moments after lacing a nice line or having a good joke on the chair or whatever, and finding myself with a smile I can’t wipe off my face.
But I’ve been having less and less of those moments lately. I’ve had so many days - almost all of them- this year where I’m extremely irritable on the hill and won’t wanna talk to anyone. Sometimes people notice it, sometimes I don’t let ‘em. I don’t get the same enjoyment out of it anymore. It’s probably mental health related (for me) as well. Or maybe I’m just becoming a grumpy oldhead and often annoyed by those around me, especially ones I’m around a lot and/or ones who aren’t as old as me. Feels so off, I’ll even have moments where I lace a new trick or something awesome where I SHOULD be stoked as fuck on it, but not nearly as much or intensely anymore. It just feels so dull. I still ski a lot… 4 days a week and I’m always having a good day out there, I guess. My mood and skiing aren’t necessarily worse, I still go out there and get better everyday and just ride, try not to force anything. just less energetic, wayyy less energetic than it used to be. Mood and the way I ski
If you feel comfortable answering, are you on any medication related to mental health disorders? I feel like that could cause it depending on the medication. cause it’s lowkey causing it for me rn I think. New ADHD meds aren’t really helping me focus consistently… random bursts of lazer focus… usually just in the classroom or doing work. They’re just making me feel super emotionless, antisocial, almost like a zombie. Other people have noticed it. More than before, maybe.
I’ll give you some positive words though… I guess it just happens. You’re probably not losing the love for it. Maybe just subconsciously taking a step back to re-kindle the stoke a little bit. Maybe embrace it and take a little break and you’ll have a newfound appreciation for it. Something I may try myself.
moral of the story is don’t try to fake anything, feel what you feel. You’re not alone, I relate to this heavily, and I’m sure tons of other skiers out there can say the same. Keep your head up, even if you don’t want to!
freestyler540Op, you live in Whistler? Travel the fuck out there. There is so much different terrain in BC!
Plan a month long road trip with friends. Get your parents to do an air bnb within the
Wanna really want to go skiing in the worst? Go the the maritimes! It rains all the god damn time and its ice. The vibe out there is unreal. The ski instructors are out of this world in the smallest ones. They care so much about skiing, its heart warming. Volunteering out there is awesome. Helping the schools for lessons, connecting with the locals is totally different take on learning Canada through cultural skiing. Ask @skiP.E.I. this dude has so many sick stories to tell!
donotreplyI came got réalisation that Whistler in general is pretty toxic environment for me despite all the good stuff around I’m just staying at my parents in the city until I find a new mountain town