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Rowmark Academy Program


Overview and History

Since 1982, Rowmark has offered an unparalleled combination of academics and a complete, year-round ski racing program for our student-athletes. We've found that skiers who have the best experience at Rowmark are:

  • good students who take academics seriously;
  • passionate, talented, hard-working ski racers; and
  • good citizens and teammates.

The mission of Rowmark Ski Academy is to provide the best possible program for our athletes to develop their potential as elite ski racers, engaged students, positive role models, and contributing members of society.

Our focus is on the complete student-athlete: academics, athletics, technique, tactics, physical conditioning, sports psychology, teamwork, and good citizenship.

Rowmark Ski Academy was founded in 1982 by Olle Larsson and Dr. Carl Kjeldsberg as part of Rowland Hall's Upper School, a college-prep school in Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, 25 to 30 Rowmark skiers are full-time students at Rowland Hall and train 30 minutes from the Lincoln Street Campus at Park City's Olympic Race Arena, site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and at Snowbird Resort, home to the world's best free skiing.

Rowmark Ski Academy is for ninth graders and above. Rowmark skiers have the same graduation requirements as the other high school students at Rowland Hall, but do not have afternoon classes from December through March, when training begins right after lunch. Rowmark skiers race in the Intermountain Division of the United States Ski Association.

Since 1982, our skiers have had a great deal of success in regional, national, World Cup, and Olympic competitions. Rowland Hall is proud of our graduates' skiing accomplishments and the careers they've chosen.

Academic Strengths

Challenging curriculum is enhanced by Rowland Hall's supportive faculty, and full-time academic support and college counseling. Rowmark's college placement is outstanding: alumni attend top colleges and universities including Dartmouth, Williams, Harvard, Middlebury, Bates, Colby, University of Denver, University of Colorado, University of New Hampshire, and University of Utah, just to name a few.

Training Facilities

We train at Park City Mountain Resort's 2002 Olympic Race Arena and free ski at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

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At A Glance

Director
Todd Brickson

Rowmark Jr. Director
Troy Price

Team Manager
Sarah Getzelman

Coaching Staff
Todd Brickson
Head U16 Coach

Dave Kerwynn
Head Men's U19-21 Coach

Jim Tschabrun
Head Women's U19-21 Coach
Head Conditioning Coach

Skip Puckett
U16 Coach
Conditioning Coach
Equipment Manager

Brian Morgan
Men's U19-21 Coach
Head Academic Coordinator

Mary Joyce
Women's U19-21 Coach
Assistant Academic Coordinator

Coach/Student Ratio: 1 coach: 6 athletes

Ages
Full time Academy is ninth grade through post-graduate. We also offer a complete club/junior program from third through eighth grade.

Program Length
Academic program is from late August to early June plus year-round conditioning program and four off-season camps at Mammoth (June), Mt. Hood (August), and Colorado (October and November).

Application Deadline
March 1 annually.
Later applications may be considered on an individual basis.

Cost
$36,340 / $44,440 with boarding / $13,920 for Post-Graduates

Scholarships
Yes; also need-based financial aid.

Address
843 Lincoln Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

Phone
801.355.3943

Fax
801.355.0474

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720 South Guardsman Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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