“Suicide Six” will be no longer.
The Vermont ski area isn’t going anywhere, but its name, one that its resort team recognizes as “insensitive” in a time of increasing awareness surrounding mental health, is being retired this summer.
Suicide Six made the announcement in a post on its website Tuesday, acknowledging “the feelings that the word ‘suicide’ evokes can have a significant impact on many in our community.”
“The Suicide Six Ski Area has an enduring legacy spanning nearly nine decades, and it is vital that the name better represents and celebrates what makes it a beloved and vibrant part of this community,” the ski area posted. “Though some may find the change difficult, we stand by our conviction that this evolution is warranted for an iconic treasure and, more importantly, necessary to continue its rich history of inclusion and accessibility.”