Scott McGee is one of the most accomplished telemarkers in the country. He directs the Snow King Mountain Sports School in Jackson, Wyoming, and is now the coach of the PSIA Nordic Team for the 2012-2016 term. You'll find him tearing up Jackson Hole on his Outlaws on his days off, touring in Grand Teton National Park, or hiking Glory in the spring. He’s also made a specialty of cruising the the high Teton backcountry corn on his skate skis in the spring. In the summer, he guides for Exum Mountain Guides, teaching climbing and leading ascents of the Grand Teton and other Teton peaks and routes.
Where are you from, when did you begin skiing and telemarking, and where do you ski most now?
I was born in Silver Spring, MD, but spent most of my first 16 years in Nashville, TN. I began skiing at age 6 in Taos – road-trippin’ across I-70 in the ’67 Volvo station wagon. At 16, my family moved to Salt Lake City and after debating whether to XC or alpine ski with my best friend, we met in the middle and I started telemarking at age 18 at Snowbird. I ski mostly in the Tetons now.
What are your favorite boots and skis?
Crispi XR’s and the Rossi E88’s.
What do you like about our bindings?
Positive feel. No pre-release. Easy to adjust. Highly durable. They keep the ball of your foot/boot down for you maximizing trail foot contact, and optimizing control, and also making learning easy for beginners and allowing advanced skiers to apply tip pressure.
What do you like to do for fun when you’re not skiing?
Climb, blade, unicycle, bake, read and write.
Accomplishments, awards, and sponsors
Current PSIA Nordic Team Coach
PSIA Nordic Team 2000-2008
Alpine, XC, Skate and Tele instructor.
World Cup Telemark Competitor 96-98
Former President, US Telemark
JH Tele Powder 8’s Champ in 2002 and 2004.
Patagonia, Rossignol, Leki, Smith, Hestra, Champion.