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  • Aaron Bandler

    I am an outdoor professional who started skiing at age 4, and I haven't missed a season. I've been skiing longer than I've been doing just about anything else, and have filled my winters with racing, ski-bumming, and multiweek winter backcountry expeditions. I've personally experienced the innovations and developments that have occured in the ski industry over the years, and can answer all your questions and give you personally relevant explanations of ski-industry jargon like "side-cut", "rocker", and my personal favorite: "torsional rigidity". I put my own gear through the ringer and I use every piece of it for its entire lifespan. This stuff is expensive and you want to get your money's worth!

    I have helped many people get the right gear, whether that be brand new beginners looking to make their initial purchases, intermediates trying to get to the next level without killing their bank account, and advanced skiers looking to branch out into new terrain like the backcountry. I love connecting with people over skiing and am happy to spend time discussing your ideal setup!

    79 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped569
    Current locationColorado
    Favorite beerThe ones I make myself!
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
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    Reviewer: Emily
    Honest and Genuine Expert Advice
    I was skeptical of buying skis online at first, but Aaron was more than qualified to answer all of my beginner skier questions revolving buying my first new set of skis. He provided me with several recommendations at different price points, giving me specific notes on each rec. Then when I asked more questions, he gave more detailed pros and cons to the two options I had narrowed down. He even called my local ski repair shops for quotes on boot/binding tuning to give me accurate pricing quotes. Throughout the whole experience, I felt like Aaron was giving advice to me as a friend, not as a potential customer. Will definitely be recommending Curated to friends looking to buy gear online and who need some expert perspective before locking in on a purchase. Thanks again Aaron!
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 26, 2020
    Reviewer: Cole
    Aaron
    It's been a few years since I've been up to ski, so I was hesitant in buying new equipment. After talking with Aaron for a few days he steered me in the right direction and got me what I was looking for. He answered every question I had, and gave me several great recommendations, and his honest opinion when I couldn't narrow it down to the one I wanted to go with for purchasing. He had a lot of knowledge, was quick with the responses, and made this whole process a lot easier. I couldn't be happier. Thanks again.
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 17, 2020
    Reviewer: Sam
    Look no further
    Aaron advice is spot-on. He provides honest feedback with elaborative answers so I could make the best decisions for my skis. I've done some research and narrowed it down to two skis which Aaron really took every bit of my details to come back with helpful recommendations. Aaron also went above and beyond to connect me with a shop in my city for mounting services. Really did not expect that. To top it off, Aaron helped with price matched even products I found cheaper elsewhere. Really enjoy the experiences through and through. Thanks so much!
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 16, 2020
    Reviewer: Brent
    Impeccable
    Aaron is a top-tier associate with curated.com. Originally I was assigned a different sales associate upon inquiring with curated. Aaron swiftly stepped in and consolidated what was one week of questions and answers between myself and my original associate into a total of 4 hours before completing my order. Aaron is extremely knowledgeable and resilient. He knows the sport and produces products tailored to tour needs within minutes. If you want to get the beat quality overall experience with curated throughout your shopping process, look no further than Aaron!
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 3, 2020
    Reviewer: Zach
    Exceptional Service
    Aaron spent a significant amount of time working with me. He made sure to listen to my interests, desired price range, and provided a variety of options for me. He was also very patient and answered any & all questions I had, while providing his knowledge & perspective to help steer my decision. There was a small issue with my order, and Aaron was very thorough in his follow up, to ensure we found a resolution that I was satisfied with. He rocks, and he will take care of you during this process.
    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 8, 2020
    Reviewer: Janet
    Extremely Helpful
    Aaron is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk with. He gave me great selections which different price ranges. And each choice he sent me he gave great descriptions to each as to why they will work, feel, and how they will proform for what I'm looking for. It has made the whole shopping process so much easier and less stressful.
    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 20, 2020
    Reviewer: Madison
    Couldn’t ask for better experience
    Worked with Aaron to find exactly the right ski boots - he was responsive, patient, and knowledgeable answering all my questions about fit, stiffness, heated features, etc. He knew the market and the products and ensured me the best deal. Will definitely go back to him with any future ski gear needs.
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 12, 2020
    Reviewer: Kyle S
    I'm exhausting and Aaron is the best
    I had a ton of questions and I barely know what I'm talking about. Aaron was thoughtful and extremely helpful is steering me towards the right choices. Definitely recommend if you're looking for honest and straight forward help in finding the right gear.
    Verified Review | Submitted Mar 6, 2020
    Reviewer: Greg
    Totally understood what I was looking for.
    Based on the ideas I shared with him, Aaron provided me with a list of several options aside from ones I had already looked at. His description/review of each ski provided a good means to narrow down my search and find what I was looking for.
    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 7, 2020
    Reviewer: Charlie
    Amazing
    Absolutely incredible overall. Helped me find exactly what I wanted and now I know exactly what I will be buying this off season. Helped a ton and highly highly recommend talking to Aaron about finding your next set of skis.
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 24, 2020