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.
Challenging curriculum is enhanced by Rowland Hall's supportive faculty, and full-time academic support and college counseling. We offer Advanced Placement courses in 16 test areas, and Advanced Topics or honors classes in most subject areas. 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.