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Ski Expert Jake Parker
Descending the Grand Teton (Ford-Stettnor Couloir)
  • Jake Parker

    Skier, Climber, Biker, Rafter working on a Physics PhD

    I grew up skiing, whitewater rafting, and backpacking with my family in Southeast Idaho. Since I moved to Bozeman for school outdoor sports have become a huge part of my life.

    Although I have been skiing my whole life it wasn't until I started skiing in the backcountry that I became truly pasionate. Over the last 10 years skiing has taken me some incredible places including a descent of the Grand Teton, completing the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass traverse, and a ton of other couloirs and traverses within a 10 hour drive.

    Since I have been a poor college student for the entirety of my gear obsession, scouring the internet for great products and great prices is a serious hobby of mine. Get in touch and take advantage of the amount of time I've spent drooling over gear on the internet.

    Whether you are transitioning from rentals, looking to head out into the backcountry, or looking for the perfect 5th pair in your quiver I'd love to help. Reach out anytime and let's get you the perfect gear so you can get into the mountains where you belong.

    214 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped1,489
    Current locationBozeman, MT
    Home townIdaho Falls, ID
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
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    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Ryan V
    Jake is the man!
    Jake was able to quickly interpret what how I was trying to ski based on my information provided, and lined me up with a ski I am so pumped to ride -- the Wildcat 108! He listened to my reactions to each of his recommendations, and slowly tailored his picks to find exactly what I was looking for. Could not be happier with my experience! Thanks Jake!
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 2, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Chris
    Great Experience
    Will never buy skis any other way. Jake was extremely helpful throughout the process and provided excellent descriptions of each of the products. The Curated experience allowed me to feel as educated as possible without the pressure you feel in the store. In the covid world, Curated is a no brainer and I highly suggest working with Jake.
    Verified Review | Submitted Oct 8, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Brando
    Jake the great
    I can say I honestly didn’t expect to purchase from curated, but after Jake steered me in the right direction, answered all of my questions, and even gave me a price match on the products, there was no reason to purchase from anywhere else. I highly recommend Jake, I’m confident he’s got me in the perfect ski for the coming seasons!
    Verified Review | Submitted Oct 21, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Caroline J
    So thankful for Jake's guidance!
    Jake was so knowledgeable about all the different skis I was considering. He helped me envision what each one would feel like on various types of terrain. I narrowed it down to a few great options but couldn't make up my mind. When I finally did, I wanted to wait until spring sale prices hit. Sure enough, the minute they went on sale, Jake was on top of it. I appreciated how helpful, responsive and patient he was!
    Verified Review | Submitted May 29, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Stephen
    Very Knowledgable and Patient
    Jake was awesome. He clearly has been out testing this gear and had a lot of hints to drop and tips throughout my buying process. I've been snowboarding for about 25 years and haven't been on skis since I was a kid. Jake helped me get an understanding of the differences in new ski technology and how it would apply to the type of skiing I would most likely be doing. Answered a TON of my questions, was very responsive and patient as this process probably took me longer than the average person as I was out demoing skis every couple of weeks. He gave me some good tips on what to try and what to pay attention to with the different pairs. Overall a great dude and a great experience.
    Verified Review | Submitted May 7, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Ryan
    The best expert help ever!!
    Jake is the most helpful and friendly expert on here. He gave me some awesome recommendations, and even took time out of his day to personally talk to me and answer all my questions. I was able to find clarity on what I wanted and how to find it and jake was amazing all the way! Thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted Oct 23, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Patrick
    Great guidance and knowledge
    Jake is very knowledgeable, and if he doesn't have an immediate answer he will do some quick research and get back to you within seconds. Very good at back and forth / weighing all the options from a neutral / non-biased position, and helping you narrow things down.
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 12, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Craig
    Helpful, responsive, and knowledgeable
    I’ve been looking for a deal on some good used demo’s for powder and soft snow, for glade skiing and playing hookie from work on banner POW days. Tried Curator.com on a whim after a google search. Jake responder quickly, asked my needs, and put together some nice options. Unfortunately, they were out of the budget range I could negotiate with my wife. Jake looked around and found me a great deal on some demo all mountain wide K2’s. Jake was a great help in finding the right ski that also fit my budget.
    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 22, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Stephanie
    Awesome experience!
    I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Jake. I’m an intermediate skier, and was looking for my first pair of skis, bindings and poles. I am very indecisive and spent weeks deciding what I wanted to do. Jake was very patient, responsive and took the guesswork out of this process. I will definitely be back when I need more gear!
    Verified Review | Submitted Mar 25, 2020
    Ski Expert Jake Parker
    Expert: Jake Parker
    Reviewer: Travis F
    Best experience looking for equipment
    Jake was friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable right from the beginning. He stayed with me for almost a year as I made my decisions and he took the time to explain all the differences in the equipment and what would be the best and why. He never tried to push the most expensive gear, just the gear that would work the best for me and my experience level. Not to mention the killer deals he found for brand new equipment. Jake is a valuable asset to this company.
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 16, 2019