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?

    571 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped2,825
    Favorite brandsAtomic
    Current locationAspen, CO
    My QualificationFreestyle Ski Coach
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Favorite spotTuckerman's Ravine, NH
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Alex
    Very helpful
    Jake has been very helpful while I have shopped for my ski items. He offered a great deal of information and considerations when I was deliberating between items, provided a good selection, and was not overly aggressive when I would take time to consider items. This was especially noted for the last item I was considering. He offered a good advice, would check-in from time to time without being too pushy.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 17, 2021
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Brittany S
    The Perfect Combination
    I spent endless hours searching for my snowboard a couple years ago when trying to find the perfect gear. Jake completely eliminated all my struggle in regards to setting me up with the best ski gear for me! I currently live in the PNW but tend to travel back to the East coast for skiing with my family. Talk about the widest range of conditions. He offered numerous options to start and then we spoke extensively on which ski is going to be a solid all mountain for both conditions. I personally only want to invest in one pair at this time and with his expertise he nailed it! He set me up with some perfect skis along with bindings/poles/boots. Honestly the perfect combination and I can't wait to get shredding on my trip to Whistler in a month. I'm incredibly thankful for the ease of this process and will highly recommend to any advanced to beginner skier looking for help in this process. Thanks again Jake!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 27, 2021
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: brendt
    You did okay
    More details on the skis not enough description I am I just supposed to add to the cart and just check it right out without a lot of info on the skis just a little tiny description. This guy tells me to do it and buy these but really when I say a price range I want to stay in that price range or around it not double. I just rather go to a local shop in salt Lake we have a ton of shops so. And I asked for skis and bindings not just skis.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 9, 2021
    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Garrett
    Jake was super helpful!
    I was looking into getting a dedicated AT setup and he was able to help guide me through this process effortlessly. He established a baseline with my skiing ability and terrain preference to help narrow down some options. He very clearly has had experience not only in guiding people through a sales process but also in the background of the sport itself. He was able to convey different aspects of the selection in a manner that was understandable and not overwhelming. The selection he provided was well thought out and had a wide variety of options in size, brand, and price. Overall, the help he provided was astronomical in my journey towards picking out a setup that is tailored specifically for me. Super stoked this wasn't a cookie cut experience like it can be working with some local ski shops.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 29, 2021
    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Rachel M
    Rachel M's experience with Jake
    Curated is by far the best way to buy any gear, even if you are familiar with the sport. Having a second opinion from an expert goes such a long way. Jake outfitted me with my dream ski gear that I had no idea existed. He worked with me every step of the way and always made sure we were on the same page. This is our second time using Curated, and we will be back! Such an underrated website.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 27, 2021
    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Rachel M
    My Ski Guru
    Can’t say enough positive attributes about Jake. I went into this experience not knowing what to buy, what size, what terrain, what specific gear… I’ll just say I was not an easy customer to figure out. Jake walked me through each step and sent me options that were customized perfectly for my style. Along with top line gear, were killer discounts, and price matching. Jake was traveling and still took time out of his day to work with me. I will never go anywhere to buy gear again. I love the atmosphere of being able to chat casually with likeminded people about common interests. Curated is the best. 10/10, love these guys.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 27, 2021
    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Talya
    Jake is the man!
    Jake walked me through each ski and its variabilities, he was extremely patient with me as I was deciding, provided me with detailed answers to all (which was a lot) of my questions, and shared the stoke. I've already used my new skis, and they RIP- so stoked for the season! Jake is forevermore my go-to for anything ski-related. Thank you!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 4, 2021
    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Howie
    Quick, Knowledgeable, Nice
    Jake was extremely knowledgeable with every question I had. Ive never used curated before but I will be back due to their great customer service aka Jake. He is very detail oriented and even considered my other pair of skis to help fill in the types of terrain I don’t have covered. He also offered recommendations for bindings and boots. 10/10
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 5, 2021
    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Tyler
    Incredibly smooth experience! Don’t look anywhere else for your gear
    This was my first time using Curated and to be honest, I was a little skeptical coming in. But the level of service exceeded anything I could have imagined. When my order was getting a little more complex, Jake called me to give me some education on things I should be considering and helped me make the perfect choice of gear. The price was absolutely right as well — going forward, I won’t look to anyone besides Jake for recommendations when I’m the market for new equipment. Thanks for everything man!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 6, 2021
    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Katya
    Jake was amazing!
    I am a beginner on buying ski gear and Jake was very helpful. I was not ready to buy gear at the moment but I am looking forward to connecting with him again once I am ready to do so. He is very approachable, knowledgeable and understanding in regards to your level of expertise. Thank you for making this experience an easy one for a beginner.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 23, 2021
    Jake Renner
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