Lou Lorenz began skiing in 1946. He started ski teaching at the Deseret News Ski School in 1950. Lou obtained his PSIA-I Associate Certification in 1954 and achieved Full Certification in 1956. Lou began his professional ski teaching career at Alta in 1953. As a member of the Alf Engen Ski School, he taught skiing at Alta for ten years, and during this same time period, he served as Ski School Director at Little Mountain. He was also co-founder and part owner of the Greater Salt lake Ski School which contracted ski teaching at Solitude for four years and Gorgoza for three years.
Lou has been a member of the park City Ski School since 1970. Lou has been involved in the organization and administration of professional ski teaching, serving in the following capacities: PSIA-I Board of Directors for 17 years, PSIA-I Certification Chairman for three years, PSIA-I Certification Committee for 10 years, PSIA-I Representative to the National Certification Advisory Board for three years, and PSIA-I President for three years. Lou also helped organize the Past President's Advisory Committee of PSIA-I and served as its chairman for 10 years. In 1968 Lou was a delegate from PSIA-I to the 8th Interski held in Aspen, Colorado.
Lou was named a Lifetime member of PSIA-I and PSIA in 1971. He was recognized by the United States Ski Association-Intermountain Division with the Marc Strand Award for outstanding service in 1967-68 and received the PSIA-I Outstanding Service Award in 1971.
Lou remains active and currently serves as a charter member of the University of Utah Ski archives Advisory Board and is a board member of the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation.