Skiing is Being – An Attempt to Explain My Passion
A joyous, thoughtprovoking
and personal wintery journey.
Kari J. Spjeldnæs has always gone skiing, like many Scandinavians do in the winter; on Sundays and during winter holidays, throughout her childhood and into adult life where she finds herself going skiing whenever she can.
When her husband becomes seriously ill, it becomes imperative for her to try to explain to him why she goes skiing, what she loves about it, what it does to her. She wants to go Beyond the clichés of sparkling sun and virgin snow, to give her partner who doesn’t share her passion an understanding of this ever more important side of her life.
With skis under our feet, we can break geographical, physical and mental boundaries. We can explore nature and ourselves while gliding through wild winter landscapes where we would otherwise sink down in deep snow for every step.
Sweeping through literature and landscape, ski history, what skiing has meant to women in particular and the author’s own skiing experiences the reader is invited on a joyous, thoughtprovoking and personal wintery journey.