Scott is a lifelong skier and sailor who's passions naturally turned to profession. Growing up near Lake Erie allowed Scott a lot of time on the water as well as lake effect snow in the hills where he learned to ski. As soon he finished high school he moved west to the mountains where he attended college and began a career in wilderness therapy and experiential education. Nowadays during the winter you will find Scott leading the athlete team at Icelantic Skis where he has played a role in building the brand over the past 12 years.
During the summer months you can find Scott racing sailboats and sailing in various parts of the world, particularly in Park City where he helps run a handful of programs on the Jordanelle Reservoir including adaptive and therapeutic sailing. He is a licensed captain and teacher working to create educational and wellness based sailing experiences for people of all ages around the world. When asked about his approach to life he states; “I’m always trying to figure out how to harness my passions and enthusiasm for these things that have enriched my life so much so I can find ways to give back and help others".
"Zeal products fit my lifestyle perfectly. The brand brings the 1 2 3 punch with impeccable style, dynamic function, and eco-friendly practices."
- Scotty VerMerris
Dream Catching In Haines, AK
The allure of Alaska has had a grip on core skiers since the early 90’s. In fact, any snow slider that has ever stared at a photograph of Alaska or watched a shred flick showing the mind boggling terrain and overall magnitude of these mountains will tell you it looks like a dream.