Local News, Obituaries

Remembering Scott Howard, the record-holder for vertical feet skied in a season

Scott Howard, right, gives a thumbs up at the 2017 Women’s World Cup in Killington.

Scott Howard of Bridgewater Corners passed away Thursday, June 25 from lung cancer.

“He will always be remembered by the Killington community for skiing hard and every day,” wrote Bruce Kimball, a friend.

In fact, Howard skied so hard that he broke records. In 2018 he set the record for vertical feet skied in a single season. Howard skied over 35,000 vertical feet a day for over the 170-plus days for a total of 6,638,000 vertical feet that season—the new Guinness World Record.

“It’s a seven-day commitment, 8-9 hours a day,” Howard told the Mountain Times in May 2018, at the age of 65.

Scott’s  long time companion Sheri Voghell will likely opt to have a celebration of life during the ski season for all his friends.

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