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

320-363-3163
[email protected]

Main Office: 104 New Science Center

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Ski & Spirituality Retreat

Friday - Sunday, Feb. 16 - 18, 2018

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: $250
  • Double room with all meals and activities for 2: $440
    Upgrade to a suite for 2 for an additional $40

$50 of every registration goes to Outdoor U to a designated fund for ski trail grooming and grooming equipment.

NO REFUNDS AFTER NOON ON FEB 9, 2018 except in case of event cancellation.


2018 Weekend Schedule

Friday, February 16

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Skiing (on your own or targeted lessons with Steve and Terree)

4:00 p.m. Check-in begins at Abbey Guesthouse
5:00 p.m. Eucharist in Saint 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. Introduction to retreat in Guesthouse library followed by fellowship with Frs. Lew and Nick - wine & cheese

Saturday, February 17

6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Guesthouse
7:00 a.m. Morning prayer with monks in Abbey Church
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Spiritual Conference with Fr. Joseph Feders, O.S.B. in Guesthouse 105
9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Skiing (on your own 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 Abbey Church
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch at Abbey Guesthouse
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Skiing (on your own 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. Spiritual conference/Discussion in Guesthouse library with Frs. Lew and Nick followed by fellowship - wine & cheese

Sunday, February 18

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 or targeted lessons with Steve and Terree)
9:00 a.m. Abbey Tour with Fr. Lew Grobe
10:30 a.m.  Eucharist in St. John's Abbey Church
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Lunch at Abbey Church
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

320-363-3163
[email protected]

Main Office: 104 New Science Center

Driving Directions

Meet Our Staff