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The God of Skiing Heralds New Dawn of Ski Literature

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Santa Fe, NM (Shred White and Blue Media)—The God of Skiing, a breakthrough novel by award-winning journalist Peter Kray, is being celebrated as the most accurate, action-packed, soul-stirring book ever written about the sport of skiing.

Reveling in the exploits of the legendary Tack Strau, an iconic East Coast racer whose stunning wins and spectacular crashes made him an instant celebrity on the NCAA race circuit, the book reads like a love letter to a sport built on gravity, speed, and the heartbreaking thrill of cold acceleration. When Strau suffers a potentially fatal fall after being signed by the U.S. Ski Team, then disappears, the book takes off on a whirlwind tour of the sport’s most storied slopes in an effort to find him.


“Peter Kray is one of those special authors who pulls you into a story with every sentence, description and chapter,” said Porter Fox, author of Deep; the Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow. “Only a lifelong skier and writer like Kray could pull off the greatest ski novel of all time.”

Heartfelt, thrilling, and unafraid to expose the wild underbelly of ski culture, The God of Skiing is an instant classic, providing skiing with a new, literary masterpiece to call its own.

“With its stunning settings, outlaw heroes, and rich history, skiing deserves to have its own literary legacy alongside sports such as football, golf and baseball,” said Kray. “I hope this book inspires other writers to share the stories they’ve held inside for so long.”

Here are what others are saying about The God of Skiing:

“A journal full of love, loss, and laughter…clearly conveying a deep love of skiing” – Mike Rogge, Powder Magazine

“Kray captures this culture like no one has before. And yes, others have tried.” – Derek Taylor, Grind TV

“The God of Skiing” is a reverent, ribald, realistic mixture of fact, fiction and fantasy about what some refer to as the sport of skiing but which high priests and devoted acolytes alike know as a way of life. A must read for all skiers.” – Dick Dorworth, Backcountry Magazine

“This book speaks to the soul of the skier.” – Grayson Schaffer, Outside Magazine

The God of Skiing is good crazy—a mix of autobiography and fantasy that’ll have you both nodding your head and asking, ‘did that really happen?’” Lou Dawson,

“I’ve read quite a few ski novels, but none have so beautifully captured the life of the ski bum like this one.” – Derek Lennon, A Mountain Journey

“Kray’s delicious description of skiing, the addictive pull of gravity, and the fear we all face, is poetic and powerful.” – Heather Burke,

“Kray captures the essence of those blissful moments in between turns, face shots and fleeting glimpses of perfect nature—and delivers it to the reader as only he can.” – Mike Horn,

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For an interview with the author, please contact Chris Denny at or 307.200.6001