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  • Etienne A.

    My name is Etienne Arent and I've been skiing since I could walk at 18 months old :) The mountains have been my home my entire life but I also enjoy traveling the world and experiencing other cultures, playing music, and surfing! I have been a professional backcountry skier for six years now and have been fortunate to ski all over the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan! I love nothing more than a nice long walk up a mountain, an epic ski down, and an ice cold beverage to cap off another amazing day in the mountains with my friends!

    75 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped933
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    My QualificationProfessional Skier
    Favorite ski gearMeier Skis
    Favorite brandsDalbello
    Favorite spotAlta, UT
    Favorite snow gearSmith
    4.97 / 5 stars
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    Expert: Etienne A.
    Reviewer: Nate
    Etienne KILLED IT!
    He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, quick with his responses and great to chat with! He guided me to all the perfect gear, that I never would have found on my own, and asked all the right questions to make sure to find out exactly what I was looking for! Added bonus, he sent me tips & recommendations for places to go see, eat, drink, and check out while on my trip to Breckenridge! He even gave me some insider tips on drink specials and Happy Hours! I would 1000% recommend him to any & all my friends and family!!! THANK YOU, ETIENNE!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted May 7, 2020
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    Reviewer: Ben
    Etienne is Awesome
    Everyone wishes they had a pro to ski with and to give advice when needed on all the best gear. Etienne is that pro. He is very knowledgeable and tailors everything about this experience to your wants and needs and makes things very easy. He helped make sure I was getting the best deal and completely explained his process well enough so I had no questions at all. The best.
    Verified Review | Submitted May 7, 2020
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    Reviewer: James
    First Big Purchase
    Working with Etienne was great. He had crazy responses and pointed me to a lot of great gear with good knowledge to accompany them. He worked hard to match any outside prices on stuff as I was finding it. Coming from strictly renting skis, I can say this was a very pleasant first buying experience. Thanks again Etienne!
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 4, 2020
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    Reviewer: Tyler
    5 Stars...would chat again
    Etienne was amazingly helpful, he really listened to all of my criteria and helped me find the skis that we best for my budget and style. Really wouldn't have been able to do it with out him. I would recommend him to anyone. THIS DUDE RULES!
    Verified Review | Submitted May 15, 2020
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    Reviewer: John
    Amazing Service, great deal!
    I’ve been out of skiing for 10 years, mainly snowboarding. Decided to get back into it and Entienne was awesome. From ability, style and preference I was outfitted in equipment that he choose specifically for me. Super impressed w this service!
    Verified Review | Submitted Mar 6, 2020
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    Reviewer: Page R
    Great Experience
    Etienne is extremely knowledgeable, has super fast responses and got me a great deal! I’ve wanted ski equipment for years but always afraid to pull the trigger with just researching myself. Etienne made me feel very comfortable and excited about my purchase!
    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 22, 2020
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    Reviewer: Jared
    Great advice & great deal
    Etienne was a great adviser! He provided multiple options including options I didn't know where available and explained pros and cons of each. He matched prices I found elsewhere online resulting in a great deal!
    Verified Review | Submitted Mar 18, 2020
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    Reviewer: Sam
    This was so helpful!!
    I have been struggling to find a ski that works for me, and my local ski shop kept giving me demos that weren’t perfect for me. On this service I felt like I was asked all of the right questions and it was so so helpful. Very excited to try out this rec!
    Verified Review | Submitted Dec 6, 2019
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    Reviewer: Eric
    I shopped around online and visited two local ski shops in hopes of finding a few specific items. Etienne, in a matter of minutes, was able to locate the items I wanted and expedite them so I received everything in time for my trip. Thanks E!
    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 7, 2020
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    Reviewer: Tony
    Etienne has to mean expert in another language
    Seriously, this dude was so helpful. I’ve been laid up for 6 hrs now, bored out of my mind, looking at skis and other shit. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing til he helped. Curls to this man
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 5, 2020