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Ski Expert Jake Renner
  • Jake Renner

    I've skied my whole life, starting in New Hampshire at age 3. As a teenager I started to compete in rail jams, slopestyle, and big air events and continued as a young adult. I attended Season 3 Salomon Jib Academy at Loon Mountain(2009), USASA Slopestyle, and Skiercross National competitions two years in a row representing Team NY (2011) and Team MA (2010). Nationals was the first time I had been able to ski in Colorado- I have returned several years later to Colorado, this time, I'm here as a coach.

    It is now my 6th year coaching freestyle skiing, I have found my way to Aspen, CO. Along the way, I've also coached freestyle skiing in the Berkshires, MA and at Carinthia, Mount Snow, VT. Many athletes through our program go on to compete in the X-Games and Winter Olympics. It's a great honor to be able to share my passion and skill set with the future of skiing!

    ​Coming out of the North East/Ice Coast we don't get as much snow as other places and its drawn me into creative ways of skiing. For example, I've hiked and skied Tuckerman's Ravine on Mount Washington, NH several times in May and April. This is the true back country on the East Coast- gnarly ice falls, avalanches, ripping snow melt rivers, and unpredictable weather at any moment combined with the physical exertion of boot packing! Such a rewarding journey, it puts the phrase, 'earn your turns' into perspective.

    Although Tuckerman's is a true back country experience, avalanche conditions were almost never on my mind when it came to skiing in the East. On the contrary, my brother and I were constantly building jumps, rails, and other jibs, as well as seshing urban handrails at schools, townhalls, libraries, etc.... our internal dialogue was more like, 'Oh shit, the cops are coming! Get one more rail hit!'

    I've made it to Colorado and the doors swung wide open! I skied more powder this last season than I've probably skied in 5 years of my life! Now its time to take my bag of tricks from the Terrain Park to Big Mountain! Want to come Shred?

    I've helped 5,095 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    1105 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped5,095
    Favorite brandsFaction, Atomic, Armada, Nordica
    Current locationAspen, CO
    My QualificationFreestyle Ski Coach
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Birthday12/31/1992
    Favorite spotTuckerman's Ravine, NH
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    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Jake Renner
    Ski Expert
    I've helped 5,095 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Jadyn
    Jake was extremely helpful and knowledgeable!
    Jake was able to help me find exactly what I needed! He had great recommendations and worked with me when some items didn’t fully work with what I wanted! He was also very responsive and had great conversation with me! Jake was amazing over all definitely recommend him if you can get him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 28, 2023
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    Reviewer: Ana
    Jake was Amazing!!!
    Jake knows his stuff. Took the time to listen to my concerns and aspirations. Did his due diligence educating us on fundamentals of finding the right equip for the right job. He is very creative explaining complex questions/scenarios and providing real time data (his experience) to make skiing an amazing experience for Life Time. Jake is well worth having as a Long Term Ski Specialist for our home. Thanks Much....
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 24, 2023
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    Reviewer: James H
    Jake was awesome!
    I've purchased several ski gear items from Jake; from skis, to bindings, and now ski boots. Jake has great advice and suggestions based on experience, offering multiple suggested products based on me, my ski style, and preferences. Always responsive and easy to work with - would definitely buy more recommended gear from Jake!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 19, 2023
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    Reviewer: John
    Jake was great!
    Jake was great, seemed super knowledgeable, and definitely helped me make my final decision on which setup to go with. The only thing I can find to "complain" about is that if I do buy from your site, I now have to be "that guy" who bought stuff online, and now brings it into the local shop that carries the same stuff, to have it installed. I think your site would really have a home run of a concept, by finding a way to complete the whole process, including install.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 19, 2023
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    Reviewer: Brooke
    Jake was great!
    As someone who doesn’t know a lot about what I’m looking for, Jake was super patient and helpful. He helped explain why each item would be a good fit for me and didn’t rush or pressure me at all. He was very knowledgeable and approachable and I felt like I was talking to a really nice expert in store. I would recommend Jake to a friend.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 7, 2023
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    Reviewer: Mia
    Best help i've ever had with skis!
    Jake was so awesome! He helped me with every bit of the process and asked so many questions initially, which made it all very personalized. I genuinely think this is the best help I've ever had with finding a new ski setup. Someone give this guy a raise!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 26, 2023
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    Reviewer: camryn
    Super helpful and kind
    Jake helped steer me in the right direction for some new skis and was quick to answer al of my questions! I had some old bindings at home i was thinking about using for a new ski and he was very knowledgeable about whether they would work for the new set or not which was very helpful
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 21, 2022
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    Reviewer: Jimmy
    Best Expert on here
    Jake was awesome, knowledgeable and patient with me as I worked through tons of skis and couldn’t pull the trigger on a purchase for a long time. Couldn’t have asked for a better resource, will 100% be going back to him for any gear needs in the future. Appreciate you so much man!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2022
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    Reviewer: Tiandra K
    Jake Amazing Go to Ski Guy!
    Jake is very helpful! He always knows exactly what I need. He helped me find a pair of boots that fit me since last year I was silly and bought a narrow boot 🤦🏼‍♀️. Jake new exactly what I needed for an intermediate boot that fit my feet. He also helped me find nice new poles! Very excited to try them!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 20, 2022
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    Reviewer: Shannon V
    Jake FTW
    Jake has helped us in the past with finding the right gear for our son, and once again was a rockstar in helping us figure out the right avalanche safety gear for him. He's quick to respond, gives suggestions, and is ready to answer any questions we might have. Love having him as a resource for finding the right gear each season!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 18, 2022
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