The Nordic DECL (Division Education and Clinic Leader) team is a group of highly trained instructors who are responsible for running the various Telemark and Cross Country clinics and assessments that the Division offers.
Scotty grew up in Nashville, TN, where he played in a 50 piece ‘Guitar Band,’ then the largest in the country. After uprooting for a family move to Utah, he attended Dartmouth College, famed for its pioneering role in skiing, and began teaching Telemark and Cross Country skiing in his junior year.
He’s never looked back (sometimes to the chagrin of his parents) ever teaching a different mix of Alpine, Tele, XC and Backcountry at Targhee, Solitude, Jackson and now Snow King Mountain Resort, where he heads up the Mountain Sports School. A DECL for Tele since ’94, he’s garnered Level III’s in Cross Country, Backcountry and Alpine, and served on the PSIA Nordic Team from 2000 to the present, with his second term as Coach ending in 2016.
Scotty spends his summers guiding for Exum Mountain Guides, teaching climbing and leading climbs up the Grand Teton and other peaks in the Tetons and nearby ranges.
Originally From: Nashville, TN and SLC, UT
Year started Ski Instructing: 1986
Favorite Skiers: Kikkan Randall and Tanner Viznick
Why do you work in the ski industry? I love sharing my passion for winter, exploring and sliding on snow.
What else do you do besides skiing? Bake, write, SUP, and camp with the kids in the great outdoors.
Alpine L3 / Tele L3 / Track L3 / Backcountry L3
Home Area: Snow King, WY