Scott spent the first 18 years of his life suffering in the flatlands of the Hudson Valley just south of Albany, NY. He started skiing at the age of 3 on small hills in the nearby Berkshires, including a lot of time spent at the now defunct Brodie Mountain. Family trips to the southern Green Mountains and Adirondacks proved that there was better skiing out there. Then in high school on a trip to northern Vermont and witnessing a Jay Peak upslope snow event firsthand, Scott realized that the combination of snowfall and terrain in the northern Green Mountains is unmatched in the east.
After graduating high school in 2003, he headed north to attend college at the University of Vermont primarily for the great skiing nearby. He got his first seasons pass to Stowe that next winter and never left; even after graduating from UVM in 2008 with a degree in economics and a minor in geography, Scott had no desire to leave the area and currently lives in Jonesville, VT.
In addition to his passion for skiing, Scott has always been fascinated by the weather. Figuring out at an early age that the two hobbies go hand in hand, Scott found he did not want to just listen to forecasts of where the snow would fall, he wanted to make them. In high school and college, Scott taught himself meteorology by reading textbooks supplied by his uncle who is an atmospheric sciences professor at the University of Kansas. He started making storm forecasts in high school and continued learning the trade during his free time in college. Over the years, Scott developed quite a loyal following by posting his ski forecasts online at SKIVT-L and various other ski and ride message boards.
In his sophomore and junior year of college, Scott wrote weekly ski and ride weather forecasts for the online ski magazine, Firsttracksonline.com. Then during the 2007-08 season Scott landed his first paid meteorology job producing weekend ski and ride forecasts for Hearst-Argyle Television stations in the Northeast including ABC affiliates in Boston (WCVB), Portland-Auburn (WMTW), Manchester (WMUR), and NBC affiliate WPTZ in Burlington.
While doing this, Scott was also building a relationship with his local ski area, Stowe Mountain Resort. He interned with the Stowe marketing department in college and then continued on as a weather consultant for the mountain. Then during the 2008-2009 season Scott worked for SMR as a Snow Reporter, sharing the responsibilities with his co-worker and long time snow reporter Tom Hubbs. Figuring out that there is absolutely no better job for someone who loves skiing and weather, Scott will continue working at SMR as a Snow Reporter during the 2009-10 season. It still boggles his mind that one can get paid to ski and monitor the weather conditions on the mountain. Scott skis 5-7 days per week during the winter so if you are up at the mountain, feel free to look him up and make some turns together.