Daniel Bouge – Ski Pro
Started working for The Rookie Academy in: 1995
Home Mountain: Treble Cone, Wanaka
Qualifications: NZSIA Level 3 Examiner
Countries where have you worked: New Zealand, Canada, United States, Japan
Favourite resort: Whistler BC
Career Highlight: Powder day at Mammoth with my Brother lapping the Avi chutes. 4 day ski tour in the French Alp’s.
Other Interests: Rugby, swimming, BBQ and Beers on a summer’s day.
Daniel or Bogues started with the Rookie Academy while at university as a student in the weekend course. He loved the idea of skiing and teaching so much he gained his qualifications and after finishing his degree he spent the next 10 years skiing around the world.
Daniel always enjoyed training people so it seemed only natural to keep gaining qualifications and work for the Rookie Academy. Daniel managed the academy in New Zealand for 4 Years and also managed the courses in the United States while at Keystone and at Copper.
Daniel took 2 Years away from skiing in New Zealand while he worked in Las Vegas but after returning to New Zealand he has joined the team again and is using his experience from around the world to help with training on not only the New Zealand system but also the Canadian course.
Daniel says the best thing about the Rookie Academy is the opportunity to ski and talk with the best trainers in the world about the techniques and philosophies of the respective organisations.
Daniel now spends the winter up at Treble Cone with the Rookie academy and spends his summers in NZ working as an accountant for the family business. He is looking forward to returning to the United States next year winter to take a break from the numbers and do what he loves.