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Rossignol's mad genius

Rossignol's David Bouvier went from pro skier to designer of a game-changing ski.

Updated: October 25, 2010, 5:17 PM ET
By Tom Winter

David Bouvier is reminiscing back to when he was in the trenches, trying to make it as a pro skier in a country that only considered ski racers to be pros. Back to a Neolithic age called the mid 90s, before the Winter X Games were a global phenomenon and when terrain parks were as rare as Tabasco sauce in France. Now, Bouvier looks around Rossignol's hip global headquarters at the base of the French Alps in Grenoble and says, "Yes, that's when it all started. That was the beginning."

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