Junior Bounous has left an indelible mark on the history of skiing in the United States through his participation in and contribution to strategic events that have developed and advanced ski technique and instruction:
Junior Bounous taught his first ski lesson in 1946 for the city of Provo, Utah. He also was teaching for Brigham Young University and Timphaven (now Sundance) Ski Resort. In the spring of 1949, Junior passed his PSIA certification exam. He was coached in cross country skiing and prepared for the certification exam by Alf Engen. In the fall of 1949, he began teaching for Sverre and Alf Engen at Alta, Utah.
In 1958, he became the Ski School Director at Sugar Bowl, California. In 1967, he returned to Utah to direct the Timphaven Ski School. In 1971, he became the first Ski School Director at Snowbird, where he directed a staff of 200+ instructors who gave over 33,000 lessons each year.
Junior served on the original PSIA Board of Directors and also served as President of the Intermountain Ski Instructors Association (now PSIA-I).