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  • Greg McCandless

    I've been skiing since age 2, and grew up going every weekend to Swain in upstate NY. I ended up getting serious into racing, and was invited to train with the US Ski Team—well, the D squad—in my early teens. I've skied all over Vermont, Colorado, and even made it out to Alyeska, AK! Eventually I shifted gears and got into Big Air competitions and moguls, and today I spend a lot of my time in the terrain park. My other life as a pro music producer for TV scratches the "gearhead" itch in that area, but with Curated, I can use my nerdy ski gear knowledge to help folks enjoy every day on the mountain just like I do! I also run a YouTube channel called Descent At Best, which is dedicated to showcasing the amazing trails and slopes here in Western NC.

    Oddly enough, I am also a professor of music theory at Appalachian State University, and I hold BM (UNC-Chapel Hill), MM (FSU), and PhD (FSU) degrees in music. I am happy to chat about music and skiing as well as MTB—I am a Cycling Expert at Curated, too—when we connect!

    I've helped 785 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    37 reviews averaging 4.9 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped785
    Current locationBoone, NC
    Favorite snow gearObermeyer
    Home townRochester, NY
    Favorite beerBurial - Heavy Resin series
    My QualificationCompeted in DH and Big Air
    Favorite spotAlyeska
    4.95 / 5 stars
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    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Greg McCandless
    Ski Expert
    I've helped 785 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Michael
    Michael's experience with Greg
    I feel like I got bait and switched with the item not being "available" for me when I spoke with Greg during the cyber Monday sale, and then all of the sudden was available the following day. He said he would follow up with me on honoring that 20% off promotion but never did.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 3, 2022
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: Nicole
    Greg was great! Very knowledgeable
    It was so easy and awesome to work with Greg. He was able to narrow down my ski selections and match me with a pair of ski with his knowledge and commitment!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 25, 2023
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: Daniel
    Daniel's experience with Greg
    Found what I needed. Greg was super helpful! He was thorough and professional in providing information, making suggestions and in finding the best price for the items of interest.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 4, 2022
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: Annie
    Annie's experience with Greg
    I had a great experience with my expert, Greg. He was very knowledgable and answered all of my questions. I would've had a much more difficult time shopping without his help.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 29, 2022
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: Lauren
    Lauren's experience with Greg
    Greg was great. Actually paid attention to details Re my age, skill set and goals and narrowed down choices for me. Made the whole experience lovely. Just ordered my skis!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 5, 2022
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: Sahil
    Greg was great!
    He was very easy to talk to, helped me find what I wanted quickly, and overall a great advisor for anything ski-related. Highly recommend!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 30, 2022
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: Owen
    Owen's experience with Greg
    Homie Greg was tight, only reason I wouldn't buy from here again is if I can't find what I want/can find it somewhere cheaper
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 13, 2022
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: Sarah
    Sarah's experience with Greg
    My expert was very knowledgeable and was able to work with me to find gear that fit in my budget
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 18, 2022
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: zaida
    zaida's experience with Greg
    Greg was great, and extremely patient, he made my shopping experience so easy and manageable.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 20, 2022
    Ski Expert Greg McCandless
    Reviewer: Cameron B
    Cameron B's experience with Greg
    Great advice I’d have a hard time getting elsewhere.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 31, 2023
    Greg McCandless
    4.9 from 37 reviews
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