CSAT Executive Director and Alpine Program Director
Shana was hired as the Program Director in the Spring of 2012. Shana raced on the US Ski Team from 1993-1998 and competed at the World Cup and Europa Cup level in DH and SG. After retiring she attended college and was named first Team All-American while skiing for Whitman College. After college she coached throughout the Pacific Northwest and Inter Mountain Ski Divisions, with coaching positions at Mt.Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Bluewood and Rocky Mt.College. In between coaching adventures she received two Master from the University of Oregon. When not keeping track of 250+ kids she mountain bikes, gardens, wings and watches her two daughters grow up.
Freeride and Snowboard Program Director
Cooper Spur Alpine Team is delighted to announce the appointment of Wynn Berns as our new Freeride Director. With an exceptional background in high-level competitions, including NorAms, X-Games, and the Olympics, Berns brings a wealth of expertise to establish our new snowboard program and elevate our freeride ski programs to new heights.
Berns, a Plymouth State University graduate, boasts nearly two decades of coaching experience, guiding athletes from USASA and USSA regional events to World Cups and the X-Games. Previously, he held key positions such as Windell’s WyEast Academy Athletic Director and Head Freeride Coach at Windells. Berns also served as the Director of Freeski at the Killington Mountain School and Head Freeride Coach at Waterville Academy.
“I am thrilled to be joining Cooper Spur Alpine Team, one of Mt. Hood’s premier ski programs, and look forward to providing our local communities with the best skiing/snowboarding opportunities possible,” expressed Berns.