Slopes Of Hope 2023

Slopes Of Hope 2023



2nd Annual Slopes Of Hope Event At Kelly Canyon Ski Resort

Need A Mental Health Day? – Free Lift Passes & Rentals March 1st, 2023 At Kelly Canyon

The “Slopes of Hope” event is organized by Brick House Recovery, a higher power-based addiction treatment center in Idaho Falls, and Kelly Canyon Ski Resort.

Held on March 1, 2023, this event will bring awareness to mental health, recovery and suicide prevention through recreation therapy.

“There are very few outlets for those families that are struggling in silence. So part of it is to normalize the conversation and bring people together with a common need and get them out doing something, giving them that release,” said Jason Coombs, founder of Brick House Recovery in Idaho Falls. “These last few years have been brutal on those with mental health and addictions,” he added. “After attending an increased number of funerals, we knew we had to try something fresh, something different, something attractive. An event like this has to appeal to the families who are facing this struggle.”

Slopes of Hope will offer free lift passes, rentals, and more  on March 1. 2023.

Coombs said there will be music, food, a raffle, and resources that can help with mental health and drug overdose awareness respectively. Coombs explained he has dealt with long-term recovery from substance use disorder and mental health.

Doug Swanson, the sales and marketing director at Kelly Canyon said “I think the pandemic has opened a lot of people’s eyes to the challenge that is in front of so many people that are having struggles with life or dealing with reality.” “I think we can do a better job for our youngsters and finding them outlets and maybe escape from things being hard and just go get on the mountain and ski.” Swanson added he is a recovering addict and alcoholic. He has been sober for about 25 years.

Slopes of Hope is happening on Tuesday, March 1 with full-day lift and night ticket access from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. at Kelly Canyon Ski Resort.

A recovery celebration will be held at the lodge from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is free for anyone who registers, which includes lift tickets, rentals, food, music, special speakers, and a recovery meeting at the lodge.

WHEN:  WED, MARCH 1st 2023
WHERE:  KELLY CANYON SKI RESORT
WHAT: FREE LIFT PASSES & RENTALS, plus live music, raffles, food, speakers, & resources.
HOW:   TO REGISTER & DONTATE, please visit: www.kellycanyonresort.com/slopes-of-hope

All proceeds will go to Connection is the Cure, a local nonprofit organization focused on mental wellness, addiction recovery, and suicide prevention events and concerts.

 

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