Gear Review: 2020 SCOTT Scrapper 115 Powder Ski

Miles Clark |

2020 Scott Scrapper 115 Powder Ski


2020 SCOTT Scrapper 115 Stats:

  • Lengths: 182cm, 189 cm
  • Rocker:  Tip and Tail
  • Stiffness:  9 out of 10 stiff
  • Weight per Ski (189 cm):  1700 [182cm] | 1800 grams [189cm]
  • Dimensions:  142 / 115 / 131mm [182cm] | 144-116-133 mm [189cm]
  • Sidecut Radius:  23m [182] | 24m [198]
  • Construction:  Sandwich Sidewall Construction | Laminate Paulownia
  • Factory Recommended Mount Point: -11.1 cm from center or 82.7 cm from tail
  • Design assist by pro skiers Dane Tudor and Fabian Lentsch

Miles Clark on the 2020 Scott Scrapper 115 skis in the 189cm length in Gothic Couloir at Jackson Hole in February 2020. image: sasha motivala

Reviewer Stats:

  • Name:  Miles Clark
  • Days skied on 2020 SCOTT Scrapper 115 in 189cm length:  110
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight:  165lbs
  • Skiing Level:  Advanced
  • Ski Length Tested:  189cm
  • Boots/Bindings Used:  Scott G2 130 + Salomon 9/16 [inbounds] | Technica Cochise 130 + Salomon Shift [backcountry]
  • Preferred Snow/Terrain:  Powder/Steep

Locations Tested:

  • Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Utah
  • Jackson Hole
  • British Columbia


Who This Ski Is For:

  • Advanced to expert skiers who are looking for speed, stability, float, and control in powder snow

Miles Clark on the 2020 Scott Scrapper 155 in the 189cm length at Sol Mountain Lodge, BC in December 2019. image: Andrew Chad Photography

Overall Impression:

I give this ski a 9 out of 10.

This is a big, light, stiff ski.

The 2020 SCOTT Scrapper 115 is made to charge, go fast, send airs, stomp landings, and be stable while doing them all. 

For advanced/expert skiers.

More speed = more stable with this ski.

This ski is powerful in big, steep, challenging terrain while bringing you the float you need in deep powder snow.

This ski excels in the steeper, powdery terrain of Tahoe, Utah, Jackson Hole, Patagonia, BC, Alaska, and the like.

In my 19 years of skiing full-time, the SCOTT Scrapper 115 in the 189cm length is my one and only dream ski.

I no longer use my brain on Powder Days, I simply grab this ski and go – every time.


Because this ski does all I need a powder ski to do.

This ski is made to charge, float, fly, and stomp landings and that’s exactly what it does. 

It performs exceedingly well in deep powder, steeps, and airs. 

It’s very stable at speed, is still fun on groomers, and can even slash through moguls.

I have resort bindings on one pair of these and a touring set up on another pair.  

I skied this ski all over North America during the record 2019 winter and it always rose to the occasion.

I mount these 1cm forward of the recommending mounting point which makes them a bit more turny.


  • Powerful
  • Stable
  • Floaty
  • Nimble
  • Great for landing airs
  • Great for high speed
  • Very stiff
  • Lightweight
  • More stable at higher speeds



  • Very Stiff
  • Gets bounced around a bit in crud snow due to its lighter weight


Video above of Miles Clark skiing on the 2020 Scott Scrapper 115 in the 189cm length in funky powder in the

Jackson Hole, WY backcountry in February 2020



The Scrapper 115 is made for and dominates in powder.

The float-i-ness of this ski at speed is remarkable.

I don’t ever go longer (189cm) nor wider (115mm underfoot) than this ski anymore because there is no need – this thing floats in all snow depths.

This ski provides a very stable platform to stomps airs with ease. 

The size of the ski, the width of the ski, and the stability of the ski make landing airs comfortable.



This ski is OK to good in crud (chopped up powder).

This ski is lighter than many skis this size and the lighter weight allows the ski to get bounced around a bit more in crud.

If you ski crud with solid technique you’ll be fine.

If you ski crud in backseat or unaggressively, you’ll get bounced around.



Groomers are not what the Scrapper 115 was made for but they ski surprisingly well on groomers.

They hold an edge well, carry speed, and are able to shut down speed quickly.

Both carving and slid turning on groomers feels stable and fun.



This is a long, wide powder ski that is designed for the exact opposite of moguls – soft snow.

However, the Scrapper 115 does pretty well in moguls due to its lighter weight.

I don’t like moguls ever so I avoid them as a rule, but when I do get stuck in them with the Scrapper 115 I’m able to get through them cleanly – which is a huge bonus since I suck at skiing moguls…

Miles Clark on the 2020 Scott Scrapper 155 in the 189cm length at Sol Mountain Lodge, BC in December 2019. image: Andrew Chad Photography


Despite being a big ski designed for charging, this ski is surprisingly nimble.

The true test for me was skiing the legendary hardwood forests of Patagonia.

Those trees are hard, you don’t wanna hit them, and this ski turned so well that it made negotiating these forests a breeze.



This ski is stiff and built to charge and be stable at high speed.

I’d say this ski is 9 out to 10 stiff.

The tip is the softest part – then the ski quickly gets stiffer and stays stiff right until it lets up on stiffness a bit in the tail again.


Tip & Tail Rocker:

This ski has both tip and tail rocker.

The tail rocker is subtle and I don’t notice it too much.  I like a strong tail to boost me out of the backseat after landings or if I get stuck back there and these stiff tails do just that.

The tip rocker feels standard and does a great job of delivering float in deep snow and helps make the ski feel and turn shorter than it is.

When people ask me about the SCOTT Scrapper 115, I tell that it’s my dream ski.  After hearing that, many ask me what other skis I’ve enjoyed in the past.  I’ve spent a lot of time on these skis and I like the SCOTT Scrapper 115 more than these other comparable skis for freeskiing:  Atomic Automatic, Atomic Atlas, Volkl Explosive, Atomic Big Daddy, Blizzard Cochise.


Miles off the 2nd air of the Dead Tree Double on the Scott Scrapper 115. image: Sasha Motivala


1800 grams per ski in the 189cm size.

This ski is light for its size and is about as light as similar skis in this size designed for backcountry only use.

Despite being light, this ski has retained it’s dampening and stability.

In general, I like a heavier ski when skiing inbounds, but this ski is lighter and still does it all and I use a pair with Salomon Shift bindings for all my backcountry days that involve powder.


I spent the majority of my skiing career on 193cm skis or thereabouts.

193cm long and 120mm wide underfoot is a touch too big to be honest.

I remember when I was fortunate enough to ski Meteorite Mountain in Alaska in 2012 that I was on the Atomic Atlas at 193cm and 124mm underfoot and even on that big face, that was too much ski.

That was a defining moment for me. 

Since that day, I don’t ski anything over 115mm or so underfoot and I love that SCOTT made this ski 189cms in length.

This ski being a touch shorter than 190 makes it that much more turny and fun.

To me, this ski has the perfect dimensions for a powder ski:  189cm long and 115mm wide underfoot.



  • Sandwich Sidewall Construction
  • Laminate Paulownia
  • 3Dimension Sidecut
  • Full Ski Length Wood Core
  • Twin-Tip Rocker

Video of Miles skiing the Scott Scrapper 115 in the 189cm length in chalky snow.


I always mount my big powder ski 1cm forward. 

I think this 1cm forward make the SCOTT Scrapper a bit more turny and fun. 

I recommend a 1cm forward mount.

This is a big, bad, stiff ski and this small adjustment can make a big difference.


Bottom Line:

If it snows more than 4″, I recommend reaching for the SCOTT Scrapper 115. 

I give this ski a 9 out of 10. 

My favorite conditions on this ski are 12-36″ of fresh snow combined with steep, varied terrain.  In those conditions, you’re going float like crazy, easily be able to carry speed from feature to feature, and be able to stomp airs with ease.

This thing floats, charges, stomps airs, all while delivering calming stability.

Video of Miles skiing fun powder on the Scott Scrapper 115 on Christmas Eve 2019.

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2 thoughts on “Gear Review: 2020 SCOTT Scrapper 115 Powder Ski

  1. Hey Miles… which bindings do u use for your Scrapper 115 touring setup? And did u mount those forward 1cm as well?

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