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Saint John's Outdoor University
Saint John's University
2346 Science Drive
PO Box 3000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Main Office:
104 New Science Center

320-363-3163
OutdoorU@csbsju.edu

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Ski & Spirituality Retreat

Friday - Sunday, Feb. 17 - 19, 2017

Led by Steve and Terree Lindvall (former owners of Fitzharris Ski & Sport) and Fr. Joseph Feders with help from Abbey Arboretum ski trail guides Fr. Nick Kleespie and Fr. Lew Grobe.

All inclusive pricing

Abbey Guesthouse rooms (single or double), full meal plan, wine & cheese, ski lessons, spirituality class, ski guides, ski equipment

All activities are optional

Set your own schedule for the weekend - skiing, learning, walking, meditating, reading, relaxing.


Registration Options

Online registration form (secure credit card transaction)

Friday-Sunday

  • Single room with all meals and activities: $229
  • Double room with all meals and activities for 2: $399
    Upgrade to a suite for 2 for an additional $40

Saturday (noon) through Sunday

  • Single room with all meals and activities: $159
  • Double room with all meals and activities for 2: $299
    Upgrade to a suite for 2 for an additional $20

$49 of every registration goes to Outdoor U to a designated fund for ski trail grooming and grooming equipment.

NO REFUNDS AFTER NOON ON FEB 16, 2017 except in case of event cancellation.


Weekend Schedule

Friday, Feb 17, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.           Skiing (on your own, with a monastic trail guide or targeted lessons with Steve and Terree)
4:00 p.m. Check-in begins at Abbey Guesthouse
5:00 p.m. Eucharist in St. John's Abbey Church (all spiritual events are optional, Catholic and non-Catholic are welcome)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Supper at Guesthouse
7:00 p.m. Evening prayer with monks in Abbey Church
8:00 p.m. Skiers' fellowship in Abbey Guesthouse - wine & cheese
9:00 p.m. Moonlight ski with Fr. Nick & Fr. Lew & Steve (different ski levels available - bring your own headlamp)

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Guesthouse
7:00 a.m. Morning prayers with monks in Abbey Church
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Exploring God's Abundance with Fr. Joseph Feders, O.S.B.
9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Skiing (on your own, with a monastic trail guide or targeted lessons with Steve and Terree)
10:00 - 4:30 p.m. Saint John's Pottery open for visits (visit website)
11:30 a.m. Eucharist in St. John's Abbey Church
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch at Abby Guesthouse
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Skiing (on your own, with a monastic trail guide or targeted lessons with Steve and Terree)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Supper at Guesthouse
7:00 Vigil of Sunday with monks in Abbey Church
8:00 p.m. Skiers' fellowship in Abbey Guesthouse - wine & cheese

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 a.m.                           Breakfast in Guesthouse
7:00 a.m. Morning prayer with monks in Abbey Church
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Skiing (on your own, with a monastic trail guide or targeted lessons with Steve and Terree)
10:30 a.m.  Eucharist in St. John's Abbey Church
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Lunch at Abbey Guesthouse
1:00 p.m. Checkout - guests can store luggage in the lobby closet and continue to ski
Retreat ends Ski on your own as long as you want

Skiing at Saint John's

Contact Us

Saint John's Outdoor University
Saint John's University
2346 Science Drive
PO Box 3000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Main Office:
104 New Science Center

320-363-3163
OutdoorU@csbsju.edu

Driving directions