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Ski Expert Alex K.
Whiteface Mtn. Toll Rd. Ski / Dec. 2020
  • Alex K.

    Growing up in New Hampshire's White Mountains, I started downhill skiing at age 2 on Bode Miller's home turf, Cannon Mountain, in Franconia Notch. Around age 10, my family and I moved to Lake George, N.Y. There, I followed my parents' lead and got into all types of skiing -- including alpine and cross-country -- and qualified for two NY state championships in XC skiing in high school.

    After graduating college in Boston (where I played soccer; no ski team there!) with a journalism degree, I moved to Breckenridge, Colo., where I spent a winter as a ski bum, working as a ski instructor at two local nordic centers and skiing as much as I could, up and down hills, every single day. That winter, I taught myself how to snowboard and dabbled in tele and backcountry skiing, and freelanced as a sportswriter on the side.

    I returned back to the Lake George area to become a newspaper sportswriter. A few years later, I took a job as a traveling reporter with FasterSkier.com, which covers international nordic ski racing, and went on to become the managing editor of the website. I reported at numerous World Cups and World Championships in Europe and Canada, and my second Olympics (my first was a college internship in 2008) in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    Winter sports are a huge part of who I am, the type of recreation I enjoy, and the career I've built. As a mom of two young boys, I'm trying my best to pass on this love of getting outside and playing in the snow with them!

    I've helped 348 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    89 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped348
    Favorite spotWherever there's snow!
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    Favorite beerCommon Roots
    My QualificationFormer ski instructor
    Home townFranconia, NH
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    I've helped 348 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Harsha
    Alex is awesome!
    Had an interaction months ago and Alex picked right back up like I'd talked to her yesterday. (I realize they have info stored but I didn't even buy anything last time!) Just takes loads of stress out of making decisions on gear, there's so much conflicting information to find on your own just searching the Internet. Love that little bit of history of the person you're talking to as well!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 9, 2023
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    Reviewer: Marion R
    Alex was wonderful
    I really had no idea what Curated was about. But going through the process with Alex as my guide was super. We actually talked a bit about what the challenges I am seeking to overcome are and then what my goals were. She guided me to skis, boots, bindings and poles that will help me get back out there into the snow and enjoying winter. I am so excited to get back in touch with Nordic skiing, I've been on the Alpine side a really long time. So grateful for all your help Alex.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 20, 2022
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    Reviewer: Michael C
    RESPECT - Awesome experience
    What is more trustworthy(!!) than a salesperson saying, "Nope, I don't have anything that'll quite fill your needs." Alex, within a few message exchanges, realized I was looking for full-on competition gear for Nordic freestyle (skating). A lot of sales people would try to pedal me citizen racing or high quality recreational gear to make a sale. Alex didn't even begin to go down that path. She has the depth of snow knowledge and skiing experience to Curate for any skier. RESPECT.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 8, 2022
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    Reviewer: Megan
    Thanks so much, Alex!
    I am so glad I decided to go through Curated to find my gear, and even more glad I got matched with Alex. She’s polite, professional, and very knowledgeable not only about XC skiing, but also the gear needed to make it great. Thank you so much!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 21, 2023
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    Reviewer: Susan
    Alex is so very helpful
    I had a vague idea what I was looking.for, not enough to make a selection without support. Alex was able to determine the X-country equipment I needed based my experience and terrain. She took the time, and offered recomendations without pressure.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 3, 2023
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    Reviewer: Susan
    Susan's experience with Alex
    Expert Alex made excellent and appropriate suggestions. Communicating with her was a very pleasant experience, and so much easier than trying to figure it all our for myself. The website was a little tricky to navigate, and I'd have liked to get better images when zooming in to see details
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 13, 2022
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    Reviewer: aud
    Everyone needs an Alex in their life
    Alex was incredible! She brought energy, expertise, kindness, attentiveness, knowledge and great ideas. Being a new skier can be intimidating. Alex made the experience like chatting with a best friend who happens to be an expert. Thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 10, 2022
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    Reviewer: Ben M
    An absolute professional
    Alex knew exactly what she was talking about and even had skied near where I currently live. She found the perfect gear for me and then found a lower price than it was originally listed! I can’t wait to get my new gear, thanks so much Alex!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 5, 2022
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    Reviewer: Laura
    Laura's experience with Alex
    having the gear expert is what made me buy here since i can find similar prices locally or through vendors where i get additional perks. i think if instead of matching low prices you beat them by any amount that would really up sales.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 12, 2022
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    Reviewer: Tom
    Tom's experience with Alex
    First time I ever used curated and I was really blown away at how helpful it was to be guided through the process. All credit to Alex for her knowledge, patience, and how easy she made it!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 23, 2023
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