Rowena Phillips

Rowena Phillips

Rowena Phillips – BASI Second Language Examiner

Name: Rowena Phillips
Nationality: British
Favourite Slopes:
The Ventina (Cervinia) KT-22, Squaw Valley
Favourite Quotes:
Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good – Malcolm Gladwell
Languages: English, German, French
Ski Qualifications:
BASI Second Language Examiner for French and German
Swiss Snowsports BBT (Federal Graduate)


Rowena started skiing at the age of three on the slopes of Lech, Austria, and continued skiing through university, racing both for the team and individually at a National Level in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Moguls.

She started working in Zermatt as a ski instructor 11 years ago, and as a ski school director 4 years ago. She is fully dual qualified in the British and Swiss systems. She is a BASI second language examiner since 2015. She has also written a paper comparing the Swiss and British Ski Instruction systems, which has been published.

Rowena has been on the Ski Test team for the Ski Club of Great Britain for the last 7 years: The ski test details over 800 skis for the following season and the test  is published every autumn; you can read more here: Ski Club – Testers and watch the taster video for this year’s Test here: 2016 Ski Test Taster

During the summer she regularly bikes and runs in and around the Zermatt mountains and has completed numerous triathlons. She is also a keen (although by her own admission, pretty poor) windsurfer!

She says: “I am very much looking forward to training the ISIA team alongside Federico. It’s a great resort for training due to the altitude and the variation of slopes available.  Bring on the winter!”

Rowena Phillips – Subzero Coaching

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