Grom of the Month >>

Name: Ronan Sharkey

Age: 13

Hometown: Lucan, Dublin

Last November we ran the first ever Salomon Grom Freeski camp in Dublin Ireland which was an amazing event with an incredible atmosphere. All the campers were awesome but we could only pick one rider to be the Grom of the month. So congratulations to Sharkey as he is Irelands' first ever Grom of the month winner which is a massive achievement in it's self and great to see someone so young with so much passion for the sport. We're already planning our next trip back to Dublin which we're mega excited about!

SKI EXPERIENCE
I learnt to ski 3 years ago on a family holiday to Livigno we have been back every year since. Got involved in Ski Racing in March 09 through the Ski Club of Ireland. My first experience of Freestyle was at the Grom Camp in the Ski Club of Ireland and I just loved it!

WHERE DO YOU TRAIN
Ski Club of Ireland Kilternan

COMP RESULTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Being the overall winner of the Grom Camp was my biggest achievement. Ran my best ski race in Jan with time of 14.58 which I was really pleased with.

WHY DO YOU LOVE SKIING SO MUCH
Love the adrenaline buzz and the atmosphere during events.

FAVORITE TRICK
360rodeo

FAVORITE SKIERS
Bobby Brown, JF Houle and Woodsy

WHO ARE YOUR COACHES
Shane O Connor, Tony McGuinness and Brian Byrne in the Ski Club of Ireland. Those guys are just great and have really helped me improve my skiing. Shane is competing in Vancouver so I would like to wish him the best of luck.

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
Improve my freestyle, win a few races, qualify as a ski instructor when I am older and live the dream!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD
I would just like to say a big Thank You to Wayne Fahey for organising the Grom Camp in Dublin and to his Dad Frank who made up all the rails for us. Looking forward to the next grom camp.