Natalie Blum – Ski Racer
Born in Billings and raised in Bozeman, Montana. Natalie has been skiing since she was 3 year old. Sparked by Mikaela Shiffrin’s first World Cup win on December 20th, 2012, a slalom race in Are, Sweden at the age of 17.
The 15/16 season was her last season of rec. race career. She finished her recreational career, participating in 13 races, 9 podiums and 3 wins in the 14-18 age group.
Joined the Bridger Ski Foundation U19 Alpine Team. The 16/17 season, she wore a letter bib at most of the Northern Division races including U16 Western Region Championships in Big Sky, Montana.
The 17/18 season, joined the Silver Run Junior Team. Now, has a career total of 111 race starts (21 race starts), 101 finished runs( 1 DNF race run), and 7 podiums. The 100th career start was during my FIS debut, 2018 Masters World Champs in Big Sky.
She played high school volleyball all four years in the fall. Her senior season, she got the Coaches Choice Award. She graduated from Shields Valley High School Class of 17. Going into her 17th ski season, as a second year U21 athlete. She has decided to full-time train with the Silver Run Ski Team in Red Lodge, Montana. Racing Northern and college races, she is a possible forerunner for the 2020 NCAA National Championships, hosted by MSU skiing at Bridger Bowl.
A note from Nat:
I would like to thank my parents and the Northern Division coaching staff. I would like to thank my sponsors, Creek to Peak, Slytech, Intermountain Sales and Atomic Skis. I have a great team behind me full of support. I could not do this without this support system in place. I will race as long as possible and always be involved in ski racing in some form.