• Deirdre McCrohan

Teen who died in ski crash remembered for his passion and positivity


A 16-year-old former Tiburon resident who died last month in a ski accident at Lake Tahoe is being remembered as an adventurous, positive teen who had a passion for the slopes.


Scott “Scotty” Lapp died Feb. 13 after he reportedly collided with another young skier on the Yellow Trail of Alpine Meadows, part of the Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort. Scotty, a member of North Tahoe High School’s Palisades Tahoe Big Mountain Competition team and Team Palisades Tahoe, had just finished competing at the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series event.


Scotty grew up in Tiburon, attending Reed and Bel Aire elementary schools before transferring to St. Hilary Catholic School and then going on to Redwood High School for his freshman year. The family relocated to Lake Tahoe in August, in part to foster Scotty and brother Ryan's promising ski careers and in part because the family loved the area. Scotty was in the middle of his sophomore year at North Tahoe High.


“Scotty died doing what he loved the most in the world, and he was with his coaches, teammates, close friends and family,” said Amy Kline Lapp.


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