About Rowan

I am 18 years old. I grew up in Stoke, England and started skiing when I was 11 at my local dry ski slope (Stoke Ski Center) every weekend after my dad had gone away on a skiing trip and said it was really fun, so I thought I’d have ago myself. I started freestyle skiing when I was 12 when I took part in a freestyle camp at my local slope. Then I found out about Salomon grom camps which I started going to at Chill Factore, this is where I learnt to do most of my tricks. After attending them for a while I started to compete in various competitions around the country, and then continued onto training in different countries and competing.

Career Highlights: Coming 3rd in the Junior World Champs in Italy 2013, 3rd in the North Face Open in NZ 2013 and coming 10th in the Northface  Park and Pipe competition in Copper, CO 2012.

This Season’s Plans: 

  • New Zealand- 2nd August- 2nd September
-Cardrona WC
-North Face Open: 31st
  • Saas Fee- 1st October- 12th October
  • Colorado- 27th November – 30th December

-Dew Tour: 13th-16th

-Copper WC: 19th-20th

  • Calgary- 31st December – 3rd January
- World Cup
  • Breckenridge- 4th January – 16th January

Career Goals:  Compete at Sochi 2014 Olympics, to compete in halfpipe and also get picked to compete in the X games in halfpipe.

Big thank you to my Dad and my coaches Pat Sharples and Jamie Matthews.


Cheshire East Council 

Salomon Grom Camps