Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing & Snowboarding as Renewal for Your Soul

Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing & Snowboarding as Renewal for Your Soul

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594732706
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Marcia McFee, an avid skier, is a national speaker and consultant to churches on spirituality, arts, and worship.


Rev. Karen Foster, an avid snowboarder, is a teacher of spirituality, a retreat leader and a pastor.

Rev. Karen Foster is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Sports and Adventure as Spiritual Practice
  • The Natural World

Paul Arthur, a Junior Olympics coach and pioneer backcountry skier, was the first to ski Mt. Whitney in California as well as various couloirs and canyons of Mt. Tallac in California and Mt. Tom in the Sierra Nevada, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Foreword: Paul Arthur, backcountry pioneer and coach vii

Introduction 1

1 Woo-Hoo! Who Said Fun Isn't Spiritual? Adventures in the Snow-Thoughts from Marcia 7

Conversation with an Adventurer: Anne Lamott, author and exuberant novice 23

2 Are You Out of Your Mind? The Physicality of Spirituality-Thoughts from Marcia 27

Conversation with an Adventurer: Alex Heyman, ski instructor 41

3 I Could Kiss the Mountain: Getting Stoked on a Natural High-Thoughts from Karen 45

Conversation with an Adventurer: Bill Seline, backcountry skier, mountain guide, and telemark ski instructor 7

4 Freezing Your Fanny Can Be Spiritual? Opportunities of the Winter Season-Thoughts from Karen 61

Conversation with an Adventurer: Jamie Korngold, spiritual skiing guide 74

5 Zapped into the Zone: Finding Your Kinesthetic Groove-Thoughts from Marcia 77

Conversation with an Adventurer: Neil Elliot, "soulriding" researcher 94

6 More Than Buckling Up: Tuning Awareness beyond the Technical-Thoughts from Marcia 99

Conversation with an Adventurer: Kristen Ulmer, extreme skier and spiritual teacher 115

7 On My Butt Again: Life Lessons from the Mountain-Thoughts from Karen 119

Conversation with an Adventurer: Evan Strong, adaptive snowboarder 136

8 Making a Difference: Putting Spirituality into Action for the Planet and Its Peoples-Thoughts from Karen 141

Conversation with an Adventurer: Tina Basich, U.S. snowboarding champion 161

Epilogue 167

A Week of Meditations for Spiritual Adventures in the Snow 169

How to Talk Cool on the Mountain: A Guide to Slope Slang 177

Suggestions for Further Reading 187

AWord from the Authors 189

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