Drew Petersen is a professional skier who is on a mission to change our culture surrounding mental health. He blends his athletic adventures—ranging from skiing big lines in the backcountry to running 100 miles—with his storytelling as a writer and filmmaker in order to bring others along for the ride and to advocate for what he cares most about. As a skier, he has graced magazine covers, including one of the last covers of the now defunct Powder Magazine, and starred in dozens of award-winning ski films. His writing has appeared in Outside Magazine, Powder Magazine, SKI Magazine, and more publications. Most recently, Drew produced, co-directed, and starred in “Ups and Downs,” a mold-breaking film that mirrors the mountains and valleys of ski touring with his own mental health journey.