Ski Expert Ellyn N
  • Ellyn N

    Hey! My name's Ellyn and I'm originally from upstate NY. The east coast is where I got my skiing legs. According to my dad, once you're old enough to walk you're old enough to ski. If there was fresh snow in Ontario County he would pull each of his daughters out of school for a "family emergency".

    Fast forward a couple years, I was about nine when I popped out of my Atomic Jrs and trekked over to the top of Devil's Castle of Alta. Because when you're nine it's fun to scare your mom, and you believe it when your dad when he tells you that "you can handle it".

    It IS a miracle my siblings and I reached adulthood with our limbs intact.

    Now that all us kids are "grownups" and our growthplates have solidified, skiing is the one thing we do together. We are a family full of skiing fanatics (the one sister diverged a bit with the snoboarding but after some ostracism she came back).

    PS: I'm 5'1". It's HARD to find gear that fits when you're below the national height average. Plus I have scars on my feet from stingrays and other weird things so if you're short or have weirdly-shaped feet, you are NOT alone. I'm telling you there IS hope. There are boots and skis that will fit YOU. If this gnome with hobbit feet can find a setup that makes me grin so hard I'm skiing down the mountain with tears of joy streaming off my face and just...pooling into my goggles...so can you. Because I believe everyone should have that experience of being blinded by their own tears of happiness.

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    Favorite spotIceland
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Favorite snow gearSki boots!
    Current locationSalt Lake City
    Favorite drinkKombucha!
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    Reviewer: Alaina K
    Ellyn is AMAZING!
    Ellyn is very knowledgeable and an EXPERT at what she does! Whenever I needed assistance or guidance on a decision for certain products, she gave me her honest opinion and didn’t beat around the bush— I appreciate that. She was great at finding me good deals on ski equipment and was very detailed on the pros and cons of the products so I could effectively gauge if it was the right thing for me. She is personable and super funny
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 28, 2021
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    Reviewer: Abby
    Friendly and personally catered gear advice from Ellyn
    Ellyn was extremely helpful in helping me find a new pair of skis! I asked her a bunch of specific questions and each time she gave me a detailed explanation and responded right away even when I took a while to respond. She was clearly dedicated to working with me as she continued to add skis to my curated list over the course of a week. She kept me engaged and comfortable, not pressuring me to buy anything and just providing helpful information and recommendations. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up buying anything from curated because I got a pro deal and was able to find a cheaper price directly though the brands website, but she did give me a discounted price so for anyone that doesn’t get deals like I do, I would absolutely recommend using curated. Being able to work directly with Ellyn and get so much personal attention was excellent, and I will definitely use curated again for future ski gear. Thanks Ellyn!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 23, 2021
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    Reviewer: Tara
    Thank God for Ellyn!
    I was confused and stressed about picking out the perfect skis/bindings for my boyfriend for Christmas. So many blogs, and google searches and I do not know the first thing about what makes skis good or bad. Ellyn was extremely helpful and willing to explain features I might be interested in. She provided many options along with blurbs about the products that make it very easy to pick exactly what I wanted. She curated my items quickly and responded chats extremely quick! Thank you Ellyn for doing my Christmas shopping for me!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2021
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    Reviewer: Lauren
    The absolute best
    Ellyn was so helpful when looking to add a touring set up to my quiver. I mean I would consider myself somewhat knowledgeable with regards to skis and gear but she knows SO much more and was exceedingly nice and helpful when I took time making my decision. I cannot recommend her enough, she will make the research process so much easier. Thanks again Ellyn!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 8, 2022
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    Reviewer: Laura
    Great advice, quick and fun process
    I really appreciate the concept of expert advice, a personal connection, with no sales pressure or affiliation with particular brands. Ellen was super personable and came up with some great suggestions for skis very quickly. After a web search on prices, I bought through curated.com
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 13, 2022
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    Reviewer: Carl
    Carl's experience with Ellyn
    She was really helpful and great with answering all the questions I had. She made sure to give me the pros and cons of the skis I looked at. But unfortunately I did not end up buying from curated, I would definitely recommend to work with Ellyn!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 30, 2021
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    Reviewer: kali
    kali's experience with Ellyn
    First time using this service. I always feel like I'm flying blind when buying skis for my kids but I felt very comfortable with Ellyn's expertise and advice! We're excited about our purchase and we'll definitely use Curated and Ellyn again!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 2, 2022
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    Reviewer: Patrick
    Ellyn was fantastic!
    Ellyn helped me nail down a Goldilocks set- I finally tired of renting, and she helped me find something I can use for years to come. No question was unanswered (and with skis, I had plenty of those) Thanks again!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 23, 2021
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    Reviewer: Omar
    Ellyn your awesome!
    Ellyn was very helpful. For me being a first time skiing, she was really helpful she knows her stuff an help purchase something that I had no clue what to buy. Thank you Ellyn
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 27, 2021
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    Reviewer: Joe
    Ellyn was great!
    She was very knowledgeable and gave me a long list of potential skis. She also gave great descriptions of each ski and why she picked them. 10/10 would recommend.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 27, 2021
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