Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
  • Bernard Patsky

    I grew up skiing on the East Coast, a.k.a the Ice Coast, and even in the bitter cold, I still love the sport. Growing up on the ice has taught me the importance of understanding the fundamentals of my gear to my safety throughout the day. These fundamentals have stayed with me as I continue to expand my knowledge and skills by exploring more mountains, whether it's at a resort or in the backcountry. My quiver consists of a rotating mix of skis, and currently I have 5 diverse skis and 2 set of boots to to provide me with the appropriate tools for any conditions or location.

    As an avid skier through university, I was lucky enough to experience the incredible community of the Ski and Board Club. The Club introduced me to a life-long community of shredders with whom I trade my ski knowledge with in exchange for their favorite stashes on the mountains. Post-graduate I worked in the field of biochemistry and eventually found myself to pursue this snow passion at Curated, where the mountains are always calling me.

    What do I need from you to get you the best gear? Be honest with me about what you are looking for, your timeline, your budget, etc. I'm a ski expert, not a sales guy!

    734 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped9,643
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    Favorite spotMonarch Mountain
    Favorite beerEquilibrium Brewery
    My QualificationSkier of 20+ years
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    Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
    Reviewer: Meghan
    A long time comin!
    I’ve been contemplating buying skis for over a year now and reached out to Bernard initially. A year and some later I was finally ready to bite the bullet. I messaged Bernard again hoping he would respond and give me a few more up-to-date suggestions and he responded immediately!! I was so appreciative as the thought of shopping for skis is so time consuming and such an investment!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 11, 2024
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    Reviewer: Deborah W
    Bernard was argumentative and unhelpful
    Rather than answer my question regarding a sizing chart, Bernard repeatedly told me the sizing chart should be on the screen. I agree, it should have been on the screen in the Curated web site, but it was not. He did not provide it until I suggested I could make my purchase on another site. Then, at checkout, Curated had the gall to automatically apply a $10 tip for Bernard's "service"! Beware of add-on costs!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 20, 2024
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    Reviewer: Sarah
    Bernard was the best!
    I’m the type of person that will spend HOURS stressing over finding the right balance between price and quality. Having Bernard walk me through and send honest feedback and recommendations took soooo much stress off me. I will definitely come back to him if I need more ski gear! Thanks for baring with my Indecisiveness for several months!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 5, 2023
    Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
    Reviewer: Dennis
    Dennis's experience with Bernard
    Bernard was right on his 1st recommendation for my new skis. He took the time to understand where I will be doing most of my skiing, what type of skier I am, and in what conditions I expect the skis to perform well. Discussions with Bernard helped me to tune out the noise and realize how I’ll be spending 90% of my time on the slopes. Looking forward to taking my skills to the next level. Thanks Bernard!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 22, 2023
    Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
    Reviewer: John
    Bernard #1
    I wanted to talk about how happy I am with my experience here at Curated and with my expert Bernard. Bernard was very helpful and knowledgeable about the equipment I was looking for, and provided different ideas on how I can make my skiing experience even more enjoyable! Bernard really is an amazing Ski Expert and I will definitely buy new gear from him from now on! Thanks Bernard! - John
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 25, 2023
    Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
    Reviewer: Jacob
    Bernard was very helpful!
    Bernard was able to help me find the best products for my specific needs. He went above and beyond to answer all my questions and provide additional feedback on everything we were talking about. I will definitely have my friends reach out to him with any skiing needs they have!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 29, 2023
    Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
    Reviewer: Georgia
    Great Guidance
    Bernard was super easy to work with and seriously knew what he was talking about. He helped me find a great new set of skis / bindings that are an upgrade from my current kit but were totally affordable and feel like a perfect fit for my skiing needs. Would recommend anyone take his advice! Thanks Bernard!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 19, 2023
    Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
    Reviewer: Mercedez
    Bernard is Fantastic!!
    It took me about a year to finally pull the trigger, but Bernard was always there to answer any question I had when looking to upgrade my ski set up! He was patient and always courteous! I will recommend Bernard, and Curated to all my friends who are looking for a new set up!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 15, 2023
    Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
    Reviewer: Kelsey V
    I am SO stoked! Thank you Bernard!
    Before coming to curated, I had done a lot of research on the type of ski I wanted based on my style and experience, and goals for the future. But obviously the internet is going to give a million answers and not be helpful in narrowing anything down. Bernard was a godsend. He was efficient and SO knowledgable. Not only did he give me options based on what I asked him for, but made a video explaining and comparing them all. I am so thankful for his help and knowledge and absolutely can't wait to get back out on the mountain. <3
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 6, 2023
    Ski Expert Bernard Patsky
    Reviewer: Jourdon
    Will use Bernard for all ski purchases in the future
    Bernard was extremely helpful and approachable for my first time ski purchase. I went into the experience with a decent idea of what I wanted but after talking things over with Bernard, he opened my eyes to other options and ultimately we ended on something I think will make me much happier in the long run. I am stoked for my first set of skis!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 20, 2023
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    5.0 from 734 reviews
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