Community Screenings

grants to support community screenings of “The Paradise Paradox”

Executive produced by Olympic ski racer Bode Miller and Emmy Award-winning impact sports filmmaker Brett Rapkin, THE PARADISE PARADOX explores the mental health crisis affecting America’s mountain towns and the innovative solutions being developed in response.

By opening up the conversation, the stigmas can start to melt away and real progress can be made for the citizens of these towns and beyond. Community screenings are an effective tool to gather community members to learn more about available resources and foster dialogue around this important topic.

The film features incredible athletes like 2023 ESPY Award-winner Mikaela Shiffrin and hard-working, inspiring individuals and families who make these towns function.

Mental health challenges can affect anyone. From the ski patroller at Mammoth Mountain, to the lift operator in Deer Valley, to the young snowboarder trying to improve their community, to affluent residents throughout the region, THE PARADISE PARADOX sheds light on the root causes of the mental health challenges in the snow sports industry and in America’s mountain towns, including isolation, lack of resources, substance abuse, and stigma.

Grant Criteria


Community screenings where an Alterra Mountain Company resort and/or Ikon Pass partner resort is involved.

One screening event per community.


Funds can be used toward the cost of the venue, refreshments, marketing and communications, travel for out-of-town panelists or speakers, and/or post-screening gatherings.


Up to $5,000 per screening event.


Starting in the 2023-2024 season.