Ski Expert Gunnar O
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  • Gunnar O

    My name is Gunnar and I live and ride in Washington 🏔🌲. I'm primarily a skier ⛷ but you can occasionally find me on a snowboard 🏂. I love deep days 🌨 and finding new ways to ride terrain 🧑‍🎨. It doesn't matter if I am getting first tracks right under the chair 🚠 or hanging off a tree branch to find one last snowy chute at the end of the day--it all is fun for me 😅.

    I love researching gear and my friends rely on me for advice on what's what 🔬. I like knowing what goes into a product that gives it its unique properties 🧐. Innovation in the sport gets me excited 😆 and I like trying new products. That being said, I prefer to stick with gear that I know I can trust year after year 🥳.

    I know that finding the right gear can be a confusing and daunting process 😵‍💫. I also personally know how frustrating it can be to end up spending money on ski equipment 🎿 only to find out that it isn't right for you 😖. Throughout my time on skis, in the ski shop, and as a ski instructor I have learned that there is a perfect ski setup for every person—they just need some guidance to find it 😊😉.

    Let me see if I can help you find your ideal setup! ❄️☃️🗻

    136 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped1,973
    Current locationWashington
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    Favorite spotThe Raven Hut
    Favorite drinkHot Coco
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    Reviewer: Quinn
    if Gunnar is your expert -CONGRATS!
    Gunnar is awesome! Such a friendly and easy person to talk to, especially when asking him about skiing and gear. He helped me pick out my first set of equipment for the season (which I knew nothing about). He made the process fun and totally stress-free. Thanks a bunch, Gunnar!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 1, 2022
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    Reviewer: Teneille
    Gunnar O. Is THE BEST
    I will never shop anywhere else or seek any one else’s advice on winter/snow gear! Gunnar was extremely knowledgeable, happy to help, and was able to rephrase answers to my questions in a couple of different ways in order to help me make the best decision for my purchase. Very happy with the whole experience. Thank you Gunnar!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 25, 2022
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    Reviewer: Whit
    Whit's experience with Gunnar
    Gunner was great! I trusted him because he also skis Mt Bachelor and understood the runs I wanted to take. He also confirmed that my boots would work with the binding I was purchasing. I would use him again for future purchases. Great platform, excellent service!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 25, 2022
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    Reviewer: Emily
    Gunnar is the BEE’S KNEES
    Helped a newbie like myself feel very comfortable in my gear and educated me to be more knowledgeable about hardware, outerwear, and helped me year after year to help perfect my setup. Can’t ask for better help
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 27, 2022
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    Reviewer: Whitney
    listens to exactly what you are looking for
    Gunnar listened to exactly what I was looking for and was able to explain, in easy to understand terms, why he was recommending each item. He was decisive and sure. I feel super confident in my ski choice after chatting with him. He was timely and not pushy. Felt like I was talking to a friend.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 24, 2022
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    Reviewer: Daniel
    Daniel's experience with Gunnar
    I really appreciated Gunnar's help selecting new skis and bindings. He was very patient as we chatted on and off over about a 2 week period while I did some research on my own and demoed some skis. I had some issues with the shipping, not receiving skis with bindings mounted as ordered, but I think that was more an issue with the supplier. Customer service was quite prompt in helping resolve the issue.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 24, 2022
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    Reviewer: Margaret
    Margaret's experience with Gunnar
    Gunnar is so nice and knowledgeable… he’s knows exactly what twin 3 year olds need to wear and look adorable while learning to ski. Plus he picked out perfect sizes in their boots and skis … he is awesome !!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 22, 2022
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    Reviewer: tracy
    Wish I contacted Gunnar earlier!!
    Gunnar problem solved my boot issue — soooooo knowledgeable! I’ve been so dissatisfied with a pair of boots I purchased at the end of last season. He explained why these weren’t Working for me and got me back to my sweet spot with different boots. Just wished I had contacted Gunnar earlier in the ski season! Will DEFINITELY come back for my family’s next ski equipment purchase!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 16, 2022
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    Reviewer: Veronica
    “They was my magic shoes.”
    Gunnar was super helpful, responsive, and detailed in his explanations over the course of several days in assisting with upgrading my ski boots, even after I had already bought some at a big retailer. I was skeptical of the ones I had purchased in store, and he helped clear all that up for me by finding similar ones to the those I had already bought but in a more advanced style with better performance for my ability, a more appropriate size, and for about $130 less! I finally used them for the first time yesterday, and Lord, they are a GAME-CHANGER. As a new and quickly advancing skier, I absolutely needed these for the extra control and added confidence they gave me. I also skied in deep powder for the first time, and I never once had to think about my feet like I used to with my old boots and when I was still learning. After I got used to the feeling of new boots, I kept quoting Forrest Gump in my head all day: “They was my magic shoes - they can take me anywhere!” Thanks so much, Gunnar!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 12, 2022
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    Reviewer: Petterson Patrick G
    Petterson Patrick G's experience with Gunnar
    Gunnar has been great, he is up to date! I feel that his knowledge helped me a lot through the insane amount of options for skis out there. He should be enough options and he understood my skiing needs. Curated is also a great place to be, I am glad I found you guys, once I was lost now I am found! lol Happy Skiing everyone :)
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 8, 2022
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