Scott House

Avalanche Education Program Director, White Pine Touring

Willis, MI

Been in Industry since:

Been at Jans/WPT since:

Days a year:
• Skiing & Biking – about 200

Bragging Rights:
• Featured in multiple mountain bike media outlets including Photo Epic and a recent Subaru commercial
• USA Cycling certified mechanic
• Certified Wilderness First Responder
• AIARE Qualified Avalanche Instructor
• Instructor for White Pine Touring’s Avalanche Courses
• White Pine Touring mountain bike guide

Industry/Community Involvement:
• Instrumental in getting Park City named the first Gold-level Ride Center® by the International Mountain Biking Association
• Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Board Member
• Founding member of Mountain Biking Park City

Scott grew up in the flat corn fields of southern Michigan, and quickly realized he needed more vertical relief. By age 7, he was travelling out West to ski, and that’s where his addiction to the mountains started. While he considers mountain biking his favorite sport, Scott is also passionate about backcountry skiing. He believes it’s not about getting the biggest, gnarliest line, but about the safety, planning and awareness that being in a backcountry environment demands. Which is why in addition to being the Jans’ Communication’s Director, Scott also fills the valuable role as Avalanche Education Director for White Pine Touring. An influential force in the Park City Community, Scott is a graduate of Leadership Park City, Class of XXI, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Park City Chamber of Commerce.


“Scott is blistering fast heading downhill on a mountain bike, and he can skin uphill in the backcountry all day long, but he’s also a man of many other talents. He’s rafted the length of the Grand Canyon, he’s a skilled wilderness adventurer, and he's surprisingly well-read on a wide variety of subjects. On the techy side of his personality, Scott is in charge of video productions for the website and the Jans YouTube channel. ”

Mark K. Fischer
Co-founder & Managing Director,