Originally founded in 1978, Cooper Spur Alpine Team has provided over 35 years of programming to develop youth ski racing. In 2012 CSAT expanded its programming to provide instruction in FreeStyle/FreeRide competition and Mt.Biking. In 2016 Cooper Spur Race Team modified their name to Cooper Spur Alpine Team to reflect mountain biking and FreeRide program expansion.
Currently, Cooper Spur Alpine Team offers programs for children ranging in age 5 through 18, and provides opportunities to children who have the desire to train and compete in the sport of ski racing, slopestyle, park/pipe, and mountain biking. We offer local youth the opportunity to experience structured physical activity in winter and summer sports, with highly experienced coaches who are dedicated to helping skiers and riders at all levels reach their goals. By providing training and fulfilling experiences for our athletes, they will enjoy the rewards that keep their enthusiasm for learning at a high level. We believe skiing and mountain biking are life long sports that will continue to enrich the lives of our athletes long beyond their competitive careers.
In this community where outdoor sports are a way of life for many families, participation in CSAT programs helps motivate our children and build their self-esteem. It is important for CSAT to provide experiences that build a strong foundation of healthy life skills for each child. Values and skills that promote leadership, perseverance, risk-taking, honesty, self-discipline, teamwork, commitment, self-confidence, respect, and sportsmanship will help our athletes be successful in life.
CSAT is not owned or operated by Cooper Spur Ski Area. We are an independent entity who conducts its programs at Mt.Hood Meadows and is supported by the ski area with grooming services, storage facilities, and trail closures for racing. If conditions allow CSAT’s one day week Cooper Camp and Development program utilizes Cooper Spur Ski Area. CSAT’s U14 and older race programs utalize fall training facilities in Sun Peak Canada and summer facilities on M.Hood Palmer Glacier, Timberline Ski Area.
All on hill FreeRide training takes place at Mt.Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Area. The FreeRide team’s fall dryalnd training occurs at a Hood River at a local farm . Dryland facilities include a Max Air Pro Super Tramp to work on air awareness and trick repetition. The 10? x 12? tramp is build into the ground and gives extreme sport athletes the surface area and flexibility needed to perform complex off- axis spins and flips without fear of falling off the sides as on a Olympic trampoline. Along with the tramp there are two dry ramps, and advanced ramp and an updated beginner dry ramp for those who want to learn to ride rails and boxes before the snow falls. Fall dryland starts in October and runs twice a week through December.
To provide youth the opportunity to develop as athletes and people through competitive alpine sports that emphasize strength of character, respect and love of sport, within a community of belonging.
To be the premier alpine youth sports organization in the Northwest.
President: Ethan Beck
Vice President: Mara Lynaugh
Secretary: Marti LeFevre
Treasurer: Andy Kunkler
Volunteer Coordinator: Victoria Hubler
Member Education & Outreach: Jodi H. Petty
Member at Large/ Free Ride: Brooke Bielen