Ski Staff

Gavin McAuliffe – SkI Division Manager

Gavin McAuliffe – SkI Division Manager

Unlike many others in the industry Gavin didn't ski as a kid. However once he discovered his passion for skiing and teaching skiing it soon became an obsession. After 30 years of teaching and 20 years examining, Gavin is now the NZSIA Ski Division Manager. When he is...

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Daniel Bogue – NZSIA President/Ski Trainer

Daniel Bogue – NZSIA President/Ski Trainer

Works at Treble Cone for Rookie Academy Daniel started skiing at the age of 11 on a school ski trip. He loved it so much he convinced his family that it was a sport they should all do. Since then its been all downhill. (Skiing Downhill) . Both Daniel and his brother...

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Colin Tanner – Ski Trainer

Colin Tanner – Ski Trainer

Works at: Coronet Peak & The Remarkables Colin, originally from Scotland, started his ski instructing career at Coronet Peak, in 1995. Since then he has never looked back and has been doing winter seasons between Queenstown and Val d’Isere, France. Colin has been...

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Tim Cafe – Ski Trainer

Tim Cafe – Ski Trainer

Tim started skiing at 3 on Coronet Peak under the guise of his father Wayne, a former NZSIA instructor.  Having figured out at the age of 12 skiing was the only sport he wasn’t terrible at Tim decided to pursue the sport through the world of ski racing....

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Yusuke Inoue – Ski Trainer

Yusuke Inoue – Ski Trainer

Works for: Cardrona Treble Cone Yusuke is a current NZSIA Technical Team member as well as a member of Interski Team 2019 represented NZSIA in Bulgaria. He was born and raised in the capital of powder skiing; Japan. However the grass is always greener on the other...

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Harry McFadden – Ski Trainer

Harry McFadden – Ski Trainer

Harry Mcfadden started skiing at Mt Hutt and Broken River as a teenager and started his pathway into the ski instruction world in 2010 after leaving school when he enrolled in a training program at Cardrona and completed the Level 1 And Level 2 Certifications. Since...

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Campbell Mason – Ski Trainer

Campbell Mason – Ski Trainer

Campbell has been skiing since he was knee high to a grasshopper at Cardrona Alpine Resort spending every winter weekend (and most weekdays) skiing as much as he could. Once he finished school and realized that skiing was life he convinced his parents that uni could...

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Bryan Cleaver – Ski Trainer

Bryan Cleaver – Ski Trainer

From my roots in the Arctic chill of the Northern Canadian Rockies, I’m stoked to be a part of the amazing NZSIA examiner team to train the instructors of the future. Love of the powder and culture of Japan to the Steeps and beauty of Treble Cone New Zealand, skiing...

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Scott Dagg – Ski Trainer

Scott was bitten by the ski bug from the young age of 10, from there he began his teaching career at the Remarkables in 1988. Scott became an Examiner in 1993. 13 years of back-to-back ski seasons saw Scott playing in Whistler, Blackcomb, Telluride and Beaver Creek....

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Joshua Duncan-Smith – Ski Trainer

Joshua Duncan-Smith – Ski Trainer

Works at: Treble Cone for The Rookie Academy Josh was fortunate to find his passion when he got his first job in a small ski school in the Swiss Alps in 2011. Since then, his passion in snowsports instructing has driven him to make a rewarding career in the art of...

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Toby Wignall – Ski Trainer

Toby Wignall – Ski Trainer

Toby is a North Island boy who grew up skiing on the Magic Mountain of Mt Ruapehu. A little grom skiing a slalom course through the T-bars. Since then Toby has made his Career in the ski industry for 10 years working first as a rookie then moving to coaching and...

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Jon Gass – Ski Trainer

Jon Gass – Ski Trainer

Jon first learnt to ski in 1985, qualified as an instructor in 2000 and has been in love with ski teaching ever since. For the last decade he has been living the endless winter moving between a southern hemisphere based in Wanaka where he and his lovely wife now own a...

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Emily Pocock – Ski Trainer

Emily Pocock – Ski Trainer

Works at: NZSki Emily has always loved skiing, her journey with the sport first began at 2 years old in France. Ski holidays with her family quickly transitioned into race camps, spending her teenage years at a ski racing academy in Italy. Emily went on to university...

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Martin Bennett – Ski Trainer

Martin Bennett – Ski Trainer

Martin decided to pursue ‘the dream’ in 2009 by travelling to NZ to qualify as a ski instructor. After spending a winter at Porters skiing, training and socialising he realised the ski world was far more fulfilling than the job he had left in England. He immediately...

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Sharni Simpson– Ski Trainer

Sharni Simpson– Ski Trainer

Montain works on: Cardrona Sharni currently works at Cardrona and Treble Cone and has worked overseas in Hokkaido, Japan and Canada. Her passion for snow sports has continued to grow, ever since her first skiing experience in a home made ski suit at Happy Valley on Mt...

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Sarah Walls – Ski Trainer

Sarah Walls – Ski Trainer

Sarah aka Sem, is a nomad from Taranaki, NZ.  She was raised on skis at Turoa, Mt. Ruapehu and came to the NZSIA examing team in 2009.  Whilst studying at Otago University she hitch hiked every winter weekend to Wanaka, Queenstown and surrounding local ski resorts to...

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Dave Taylor – Ski Trainer

Dave grew up skiing the edge deep powder of Scotland. He learned his trade through the BASI system and working at Nevis Range on the West Coast of Scotland. Dave came to New Zealand in 1998 arriving in wanaka with no job and no house. He slept in an old and very cold...

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Bob Irwin – Ski Trainer

Bob Irwin – Ski Trainer

Bob’s been teaching skiing since 1979 and now has more than 50 seasons experience from across Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and North America. Bob spent four years as the Treble Cone Ski School Director and is now a member of the Instructor Training...

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Marc Davies – Ski Trainer

Marc started his years in the ski industry in 1990, at Mt. Buller, Victoria Australia. However, he believes he learned all his most important skills at Mt. Hutt, where he has been flying under the radar since 1995. Marc has also spent time working in Austria, Canada...

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Brendan Reeves – Ski Trainer

Brendan Reeves – Ski Trainer

Works for: Rookie Academy Resort: Treble Cone/Cardrona Brendan is from New Zealand and has over 25 plus winters teaching skiing in New Zealand, Japan, Canada and China.  He is a NZSIA trainer and examiner working for Rookie Academy in the New Zealand winters training...

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Naoko Usui – Ski Trainer,

Naoko Usui – Ski Trainer,

Naoko was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She started skiing as soon as she could walk and grew up ski racing from a child and through her teenage years in Nagano Region. Naoko continued skiing while she was studying in the USA, Australia and Japan. Her first visit...

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Matt Lewis -Ski Trainer

Matt Lewis -Ski Trainer

Resort working at: Cardrona/Treble Cone Matt got hooked on skiing as a wee nipper thanks to his persistent parents. His first days on the boards were at Round Hill (Tekapo Ski Area). Growing up in the Canterbury area meant he was never too far from one of the South...

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Felix Lempriere – Ski Trainer

Felix Lempriere – Ski Trainer

Works at: Cardrona / Treble Cone Felix is a New Zealander who was raised on the green rolling farmland of the North Island. Riding horses, fixing fences, shearing sheep and ploughing the land behind the wheel of a red tractor were days spent. He is a skier, a farmer...

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Stephanie Brown – Ski Trainer

Stephanie Brown – Ski Trainer

Stephanie began her skiing with her family at Whakapapa, Mt Ruapheu. Her ski instructing career began at Mt Hutt and under the expert guidance of the NZSIA Examiners at Mt Hutt she gained Full certification and in 1987 become an NZSIA examiner. Steph was representing...

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