Scott Lacy was born and raised in Aspen, CO where Nordic skis came before walking.Racing for the hometown club of AVSC Scott won his first ever ski race in sixth grade.Realizing his passion for skinny skis, Scott skied up in middle school to compete for a spot on the Junior National team to compete in for Rocky Mountain Division in Truckee,CA in 2005. Through adventures in the Elk Mountains and a growing love for endurance sports Scott continued on to compete for Rocky Mountain for the 5 total Junior Nationals as well as racing for the United States as part of the U18 travel team and USST Development Team in 2008 and 2009 through out Europe and Scandinavia.
While attending Dartmouth College, Scott began studying mechanical engineering andearth sciences in addition to skiing varsity all four years of college. Throughout his Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association’s career Scott raced to season overall podium finishes, Academic All-American honors, NCAA teams, marathon series podium rankings and more. His final year Scott co-captained the Dartmouth Ski Team and graduated with two degrees.
After much deliberation, he decided to hang the skis up for a while to pursue product design engineering in Seattle, WA in 2013. Though racing a computer to customer finish lines proved interesting enough, the skiing spirit couldn’t be ignored for long. In autumn of 2014 Scott moved to Jackson to attempt ski bumming for a year but ended up coaching every day of the week while working as an engineering for Square One Systems Design south of town. Now Scott is a full time ski coach and head coach of the Nordic Prep Team, USSA Level 200 educated and happier than ever to bring his ski knowledge to the next generation of skiers while throwing on the bib himself from time to time.