Commissioner Jim Slanetz

Jim SlantezCommissioner Jim Slanetz, with his wife Karin, are owner and operators of a local, beloved snowboard shop, The Board Bin.  Jim grew up in Southern New Hampshire and spent time in Vermont and Boston before moving to Ketchum in 1988.

Jim graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, but spent a year at both the University of Colorado Boulder and as a Banana Slug at the University of California Santa Cruz in his quest for a degree.

The Commissioner brings a diverse and varied background to the Ketchum Urban Renewal Agency. While building the Board Bin, Jim has held various illustrious positions such as an A1 taxi driver, a server at Panda Chinese restaurant, and a skiing and snowboard instructor.

His passions range from snowboarding hiking, and biking to reading, yoga, and entertaining himself by playing lousy guitar.

Commissioner Slanetz prides himself on being a good listener and he tries to refrain from passing judgment on an issue until he fully understands both sides.

Inspirations: Piña Coladas, getting caught in the rain (coincidentally), fresh powder days and talking to dogs

Favorite Ski Runs: Sleeping Bear, Scorpion with a side of the side country.

Favorite Running/ Hiking Trails: Alice Lake and other Sawtooth Trails

Favorite Local Arts & Culture: Enjoying good live music when it comes to our valley.  Did someone say punk rock?

Little Known Fact: Jim was a dog in his past life.


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