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  • Ben Bialek

    Ever wanted to quit your job and follow a life anew, somewhere adventurous, that you've never been before? That's where I come from, and how I landed in Juneau, Alaska as the next step in following my passion for the outdoors and finding a career that puts me there! Over the last 9 years, I've been tested in the back-country, side-country, in-bounds, and even on glaciers and icefields. I've had to tackle some of the best and weirdest conditions in the world, and am always pushing my own limits.

    But working and riding in a rainforest can be a momentous task...Fortunately, through my work in the industry, I've had the ability to try out all sorts of new gear, from jackets and socks, to splitboards and avalanche bags. So let me tell you, I know how much of a difference the right gear can make! Let me help you make the most of your precious days out in the snow...and fly past your friends too, of course!

    I've helped 5,658 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    176 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped5,658
    Current locationJuneau, Alaska
    Favorite brandsHelly Hansen, Fairweather Ski
    Favorite spotMt. Roberts
    Favorite cocktailJuneauper Gin and Tonic
    My Qualification9-Year Ski Industry Professional
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    Ski Expert Ben Bialek
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    I've helped 5,658 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Natalie
    Ben was so helpful!
    Ben was absolutely great to work with. He offered great recommendations within my price point that would work for skiing in the Midwest and the Rockies. He asked great questions to help find the perfect gear for me. He was also super responsive. I’d work with him anytime and recommend him to anyone!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 11, 2023
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    Reviewer: Jerry
    Attentive to my needs.
    Picked 3 skis that he thought would fit my needs. I researched them all and I’m sure I would have been happy with any of them. I ended up buying a similar ski from my local ski shop. I have mixed feelings buying items online. I prefer to support local independent businesses. Also with skis and bindings, mounting is free buying locally.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 15, 2022
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    Reviewer: Nadia
    Ben was sooo helpful
    Ben was super helpful, approachable, and kind. He responded to my questions very quickly and took the time to ask me questions about my skiing level, what I would be doing with my skis, where I would be skiing at, etc to put together a list of skis, bindings, and boots for me all under my price range. Even though I wasn’t able to buy a pair of skis through curated (bc my parents bought me a used pair from their friends) he was still super kind and made sure if I had any more questions I could reach out to him. I definitely will be referring my friends to him when they need to buy something new. Thanks Ben!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 8, 2022
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    Reviewer: Sarah
    Very personable and attentive
    Ben is definitely very knowledgeable when it comes to skiing. He had some great advice and ski options for me! He’s very responsive and approachable, and I appreciated how relatable he was when it came to talking about his own experiences skiing this season.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 4, 2023
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    Reviewer: Ryan
    Ben was extremely helpful
    After I took the quiz Ben ask me a few questions about how I ski and other general questions. Within 5 minutes he gave my three pairs of skis, all being EXACTLY what I was looking for, as well as being in the price range. He was always so nice and knowledgeable. 10/10.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 17, 2022
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    Reviewer: Jon
    Absolute Best Customer Service I've Ever Had
    Without Ben, I'd still be searching all over sites and forums, trying to narrow down skis and bindings. I was blown away by this experience. It was even better than being in person, which was a huge help given I haven't had the time to get into a shop. No matter the question, Ben had the answer and then some. I've left this with more than just what I should order, but instead, much more knowledge about what I need and why. This gave me complete confidence in my purchase and made me ten times more pumped to receive my order and hit the mountain. If you ever get the chance to get Ben's help, consider yourself lucky because you'll walk away feeling as good as I did.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 29, 2022
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    Reviewer: Ned
    Ned's experience with Ben
    Ben was very patient and available even though I was all over the place with my research and ideas. His knowledge is extensive and he was always open to my questions as I tried to navigate the vast range of skis available and find something right for me. I would reach out again.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 9, 2023
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    Reviewer: Christopher F
    Ben was awesome!
    My 13 year old son is moving up to U14 ski team and grew 5” in one year. Needed to upgrade GS and SL skis. Ben was knowledgeable, responsive and patient. He picked validated our short list of skis snd provided some other options. He ended up finding a pair of SL skis w/ bindings that was right in our budget. I will definitely recommend Ben and Curated.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 10, 2022
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    Reviewer: AJ
    Impressive skiing knowledge
    Offered extremely detailed recommendations when it came to skis. No need to utilize the compare feature as Ben went the extra mile to differentiate and compare the three options for me. Super informative and helpful!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 23, 2022
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    Reviewer: Joe
    Joe's experience with Ben
    Both my experiences with Curated have been 5-star. I'm frankly amazed at the Curated reps ability to connect on a personal level and identify the perfect set-up for golf and skiing. Ben (and Chris) was top-notch. (And, I never write reviews.)
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 14, 2022
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    5.0 from 176 reviews
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