Jim Bloem

Jim Bloem

PSIA Level 3 Certified
Children's Specialist 2

I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I retired from Steelcase in 2007 after 27 years and have been married for many happy years. My wife and I have two children, two grandsons and one due Nov. 1st.

I started skiing at 10 years old and began teaching skiing at 17 at Pando ski area in Grand Rapids, Michigan and followed that by moving on to Cannonsburg Ski Area. In 2007 I Started teaching at Crystal. Teaching full-time at Crystal and coach for Northwestern Alpine Ski Academy, I am PSIA Level 3 certified and also Children's Specialist 2. 

As a former Ed Staff member for 10 years, I coach the Advance Development Group for NASA.

Skiing is different for everyone. We are not all racers but we can all have fun and broaden our skill base, then go to the next level.

I love to see the progress of students I teach and the moment they understand and improve.

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