young athletes into champion skiers and ski racers for almost 60 years.
The program works to develop the athletes as a whole with sport-specific
dryland programs, flexible education, top of the line coaching, injury pre-
vention physiotherapy, nutrition planning, mental training, etc. Athletes
train during the day throughout the year. The learning structure provides
the flexibility needed to excel by allowing students to customize their pro-
gram using self-paced and traditional options. We use the latest technol-
ogy so even while students are on the road racing, they can access their
studies and teachers online.
Training Facilities: Red Mountain Resort (downhill) and Black Jack Ski
Club (nordic), travel for early season training camps.
Rowmark Ski Academy
843 Lincoln St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Founded: 1982 (Rowmark Ski Academy); Rowland Hall School founded
Sports: Alpine ski racing
Grades: Full-time academy is 9th grade through post-graduate. We
also offer a complete club/junior program from kindergarten through 8th
Staff/Student Ratio: 1: 5
Program length: Academic program is from late August to early June
plus year-round conditioning program and four off-season camps at
Mammoth (June), Mount Hood (August), Chile or Austria (September-
October), and Colorado (November).
Application deadline: March 1, 2012, for 2012-13 school year. Later
applications may be considered on an individual basis.
Tuition: $30,500; $38,000 with boarding; $11,000 for post-graduates;
need-based financial aid as well as merit-based scholarships are avail-
able to those who qualify.
Program Director: Todd Brickson
Alpine Staff: Dave Kerwynn, head coach and head men’s FIS coach;
Patrick Purcell, head women’s FIS coach and head conditioning coach;
Todd Brickson, head J3 coach; Jim Tschabrun, women’s FIS coach and
conditioning coach; James Tautkus, FIS men’s coach; Troy Price, junior
program director; Sarah Bergstrom Getzelman, team manager.
Notable Alumni: Nine Rowmark athletes have been named to the U.S.
Ski Team in the last nine years including Erik Fisher, Nick Baker, Roger
Brown, Keely Kelleher, Courtney Hammond, Kiley Staples, Jennifer Van-wagner, Tague Thorson and Alice McKennis. Other notable alumni include Hilary Lindh, Picabo Street, Kristi Terzian, Ovidio Garcia, Spencer
Eccles, Jeremiah Thompson, Alexandra Shaffer, Amber Guaraglia, Rob
Saunders, Levi Leipheimer, Adam Cole and Charles Christianson.
Academics and Overview: Located in Salt Lake City Rowmark Ski
Academy’s mission 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. As a division
of Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School, we take pride in offering an unparalleled combination of academics and a complete year-round ski-racing
program for our student-athletes. (The name Rowmark comes from the
“Row” in Rowland and the “mark” in St. Mark’s.) We have found that the
skiers who have the best experience at Rowmark are: No. 1, Good students who take academics seriously; No. 2, passionate, talented, hard-working ski racers; and No. 3, good citizens and teammates. Our focus
is on the complete student-athlete: academics, athletics, technique, tactics, physical conditioning, sports psychology, teamwork and citizenship.
Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School provides a challenging curriculum and
state-of-the-art facilities enhanced by supportive faculty and full-time academic support and college counseling. Sixteen AP courses are offered;
we have received the Sutherland Institute Award for Excellence in Education and been rated the No. 1 Utah private school. Our college placement is outstanding with alumni attending top colleges and universities
including Dartmouth, Middlebury, Williams, Harvard, Bates, Colby, University of Denver, Universtiy of New Hampshire, University of Utah and
many more. Virtually all students who graduate from Rowland Hall attend
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