This thread in the Skiing News sub forum deserves more awareness in the larger audience of this General Skiing sub-forum.
The link in the above thread is a must read for not a few here that are familiar with living in mountain communities and mountain enthusiasts generally. Although the title points to suicide, it is about much broader life issues. The comments should be a wake up for anyone entertaining living in mountain resort towns because the vibe in many such places in this era of big real estate money is not what it used to be. Although the article is an excellent read, the Comments are even better with numbers of well crafted inputs and personal mirrors on the subject.
This terse snippet Comment sums up the suicide issue:
Skier United States May 18, 7:23 pm
I totally get it, you dedicate your life to a sport not realizing at 50 you may not have the energy, strength and power to keep it at an entertaining level. Couple that with no money or retirement or career and go kill yourself. its simple.