Meet Your Host!

Shannon Bahrke was born and raised in Lake Tahoe, CA and moved to Salt Lake City, UT in 1998 to pursue her dreams of making the U.S. Ski Team and ultimately compete for the USA at the Winter Olympic Games. She made the U.S. Ski Team that very same year and had continued success for the next twelve years. She competed on 6 World Championship Teams, 3 Olympic Teams, brought home 2 Olympic Medals, 7 World Cup Wins, 1 Overall World Cup Title and 6 National Titles.

Since her retirement in 2010 she and her husband, Matt, started up and in 2013 sold their first company, Silver Bean Coffee. She now has her plate full again with a 6 year old little girl named Zoe, a 1 year old boy named Tucker, working as a Ski Champion for Deer Valley, wrote a children’s book titled “Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink?” and launched a leadership development & team building company called Team Empower Hour! She was also named a 2019 Utah Business Forty Under 40 award winner!!

Stats & Info:

Born: Nov. 7, 1980

From: Tahoe City, CA

Lives In: Salt Lake City, UT


Weight: 120 lbs

Married on 10-10-10

Has a little brother, Scotty, who was a member of the U.S. Aerial Ski Team and also competed in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

Skiing Highlights:


Member of 3 Olympic Teams

Bronze Medal in Vancouver, CAN, 2010

Silver Medal in Salt Lake City, UT, 2002

World Championships:

Member of 6 World Championship Teams

2nd place Madonna di Campiglio, 2007

3rd place Deer Valley, UT, 2003

World Cups:

Member of U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for 12 years (1998 – 2010)

On “A” Team (top 10 in the world or higher) all 12 years she was a member of the Ski Team

Overall World Cup Title, 2003

7 World Cup wins

26 World Cup podiums

U.S. National Championships:

6 U.S. Titles