Our Mission

Our mission is to empower women, support mental health and build community – one step, one breath and one dip at a time.

Saltwater Mountain Company is a leader of cold-water dipping retreats, experiences, gear and apparel that represent our timely mission. We lead cold-water dipping experiences – from our signature retreats to customized ones brought to you. Interested in a consult? Reach out! Whether at the saltwater coast or the freshwater mountains, we can’t wait to meet you.

Founded in 2022

Amy M. Hopkins, RN, LMT, E-RYT

From Maine to Colorado and back again, these places are not only where I call home, but where I discovered my love for taking care of people and the importance of taking care of myself. 

I am an empathetic extrovert and a classic Gemini with my relationships feeding my soul from every angle. Some of my favorite things to do are bring good people together, forge lasting connections, and build community and wellness around me. I love talking to strangers, and I love to travel anywhere my family, friends or minivan will take me. I love to dress way up and way down and visit any place where those looks are welcome. I love all-things bodywork and breath. I love poetry. I love to listen, and most of all, laugh. 

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Personal loss with the resilience to Rise Up

After experiencing the loss of her parents and the closing of her business during the pandemic, SMC founder, Amy Hopkins, channeled her grief into action. On New Year’s Day, 2021, she and a friend decided to dip daily in the 40 degree Maine ocean to shake up the depression and isolation that had scarred the last year. It worked. Amy has since created the community, “Dip Down to RISE Up” -  a metaphor honoring life’s inevitable ups and downs, the power and patience of the ocean and mountains, and our body’s exquisite physiology that constantly strives to bring balance to our nervous system.

Through daily practice, our appreciation for the best cold-water dipping apparel and gear has grown. We’ve placed passionate and practical thinking into our merchandise choices, and we continue to grow our selection. A percentage of our net profits from our sales is donated to NAMI Maine, with whom we are proud “partners in hope.” We hope you love wearing, sharing and gifting our goods. We love feedback, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!

A fierce supporter of personal evolution, Amy is most inspired by her logo symbol, The Saltwater Mountain Woman.

Saltwater Mountain Co. Woman Logo

She is unflappable.

She is unapologetic.

She is the future.

She is you and me.

Her name is Hope.