Hall Of Fame

SKI COACH, SNOWBOARD COACH
ABOUT THIS PROJECT

WHERE CAN ROOKIE COURSES TAKE YOU?

Rookie Courses are a fantastic stepping stone into the snow sports industry, check out what some of our former Rookies have achieved.

From household names on the world freeride tour, to prominent figures in the snowsports industry; Rookies has the perfect course for you.


1. Sam Smoothy – 
Competitive FreeSkier:

I did the 12 week course in 2004 while finishing my last year of high school. Though Dean Hunter had trained me as a young whipper snapper as well.

2. Katia Griffiths – Competitive Skier: I did a 12 week course I think in 2000 and 2001 while I was starting university

3. Kevin Edwards – BASI Snowboard Trainer: SBINZ Full Cert Training 2008

4. John-Jo Riston – Filmer/Editor/Producer: Did the Weekend course for CSI and STAGE ONE (now level 2) in 2006. Also in 2007 Treble Cone enlisted the help of Rookies to help me obtain Stage 2 (now Level 3)

5. Camilla Stoddart –Photographer: I did the full ski instructor course in 2001, and the weekend snowboard instructor course in 2002

6. Ben Darlow – NZSIA Examiner: Weekend Rookes, 2002

7. Sam Hazledine – Ex NZ Freeski Winner: I did the rookie academy while at Otago University back in 1998.

8. Emma Carr – Student/Instructor: Trained in 2009 for BASI 2, 12 week course after I left school and I trained in 2011 for BASI ISIA course during my summer.

9. Andrew Gowans – Sponsored Skier: I did my Ski Instructors course with the Rookies back in 1996.

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