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  • Ethan Rice

    Hey everybody!

    I'm Ethan and I have been snowboarding almost two thirds of my life! I actually grew up on the coast of North Carolina surfing and skateboarding. My first time seeing real snow was when I was 11 in West Virginia and ever since then I have been hooked. Snowboarding is my favorite thing in the world and I have been lucky enough to do it every year since I was 11!

    I taught myself how to ride when I was ages 11-13, and then finally got some professional lessons. This led me to becoming a snowboard instructor 8 years ago at a resort called Beech Mountain, which was close to my college town in North Carolina. Once I graduated, I moved to Vail, Colorado to join the Mountain Safety Team, which is subset of Ski Patrol. This was 5 years ago and I am still living in Eagle County. I am currently a Solar Technician for a local Solar company and have snowboarded 1 to 2 million vertical feet each season since I moved here!

    The perfect day on the hill for me consists of being first chair heading to the back bowls of Vail after a massive storm the previous night. After the morning workout of snowboarding fresh powder, the sun comes out and turns into a blue sky day. We grill out some burgers for lunch at the top of the Blue Sky bowls. This leads me to finish my day with a few hours of steep and deep tree runs, making one smooth, buttery turn after another.

    To whatever your perfect day is, I'm here to help you find the perfect equipment to go with!!

    37 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped300
    Favorite snow gearArbor Westmark 2019
    Current locationEdwards, CO
    Favorite spotBlue Sky Basin, Vail
    Favorite terrainTrees
    Favorite ski gearArbor
    Favorite drinkJuicy Freak-Denver Beer Company
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    Reviewer: Jon
    Jon's experience with Ethan
    Ethan was amazing, he understood exactly what I was after, was incredibly responsive and it always felt like he was really after getting me the gear that would suit me best, not selling me the most expensive thing in the store. He turned something that would have taken me ages online into something simple and easy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 5, 2022
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    Reviewer: Alex
    YOU NEED THIS GUY RIGHT HERE TO HELP YOU I PROMISE
    This guy right here really knows what hes talking about helped me out a lot n saved me a lot of money seriously take the time for a professional to help you out guys its worth your time n money.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 11, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Ethan Rice
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    Reviewer: Antonelly
    Ethan was super helpful!
    I needed assistance with snowboard bindings since I’m not very knowledgeable with them. Ethan picked out exactly what I was looking for. He made the process go extremely easy I’d highly recommend using him. Thanks Ethan!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 21, 2022
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    Reviewer: Brooke
    Ethan is awesome!
    Super knowledgeable and friendly. Love how personable he is and doesn’t feel like talking to some online robot! Learned a lot just by asking a questions and he gave me great recs that actually fit my needs. Thanks Ethan!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 18, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Ethan Rice
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    Reviewer: Sandra
    Ethan was amazing!
    He was very patient and offered me some cool option. He took into consideration what I mention about budget and quality. Thanks again the best! keep up the good work
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 7, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Ethan Rice
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    Reviewer: John
    Knowledgeable and Fast
    Ethan quickly identified issues I was having with my current board and provided me with a list of recommendations to improve my time on the mountain. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new board.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 18, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Ethan Rice
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    Reviewer: Ann
    Ann's experience with Ethan
    Having 1 on 1 customer service with a curated expert has been the best shopping experience for snowboarding gear. Greatly appreciate all the customized product selection and pricing.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 29, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Ethan Rice
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    Reviewer: Zach
    Ethan was fantastic.
    Extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Got me some perfect recommendations within just a few minutes. Whenever I’m ready to buy, I’ll be going with his recs.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 12, 2021
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    Reviewer: Ryan B
    Ryan B's experience with Ethan
    Super helpful. I've been stuck in the handful of brands I know, so it helps to have a knowledgeable person help you understand what might best work fit my needs.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 20, 2022
    Snowboard Expert Ethan Rice
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    Reviewer: Gavin
    Gavin's experience with Ethan
    My service was above and beyond all expectation. I was matched with an experienced professional who helped me with all of my questions amd choices.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 8, 2022
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