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?

    1242 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped5,847
    Favorite brandsFaction, Atomic, Armada, Nordica
    Current locationAspen, CO
    My QualificationFreestyle Ski Coach
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Favorite spotTuckerman's Ravine, NH
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Ryan
    Forget the review sites, Jake's a one stop shop
    Started off by thinking I was going to go with Markers, but Jake drove in to really understand what my type of riding looked like and what was important to me. I learned a lot throughout the process and ultimately ended up buying a pair of bindings that would be way better for my knees long term. He shared everything all the review sites don't. Killed it!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 27, 2023
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    Reviewer: Stephanie
    So knowledgeable and helpful
    I felt like he listened to exactly how my son skis as well as how he wants to improve this year and found the perfect pair of skis to help him grow at his best rate. Exactly what I didn’t know about skis but really wanted.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 10, 2023
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    Reviewer: Alex
    Finally, an expert skier to bounce ideas off of and learn from.
    Getting to chat with Jake and hearing his thoughts and recommendations on how to update my equipment is a benefit that I didn't previously have! The closest real ski shop to my home here on the central coast of California is a long drive away. Before, I had to rely on online equipment descriptions or videos on youtube- none of which are personalized. Jake gave me some great recommendations to consider this summer as I begin to ponder my 2023/24 equipment updates. In addition, he seemed to read my mind on a choice of bindings- although it would be interesting to hear his second choice and how it compares. What I liked best about working with Jake was his patience as I kept throwing questions at him, looking to really drill down on the differences between products he recommended as well as understand some general concepts! I will definately be hitting Jake up again for more questions when ready to pull the trigger on new stuff!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 2, 2023
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    Reviewer: Tony
    Fantastic Experience
    Jake was super helpful and friendly. I was talking about my experience with some buddies this past weekend, but didn’t mention curated by name. Two of the other guys in the group told me they used a service called curated and they loved it. Obviously I got excited and told them I was using the same service. They asked me who I was working with and checked out my curation to see the recommendations, while talking about their own experiences. Long story short, Jake, and his teammates at curated have developed a reputation, and created a community. I’ll be recommending curated to anyone that’s shopping for gear. Y’all are awesome. Thank u Jake!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 25, 2023
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    Reviewer: Chad
    Jake was Fantastic!
    Jake was inquisitive about my needs throughout the curation process. He also answered my questions and concerns in a timely fashion. His knowledge was paramount in finding the right hardware for my needs. I wouldn’t have been able to find the right setup without his help. A+ experience!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 19, 2023
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    Reviewer: Floyd
    Great advice!
    I am happy with all the equipment. I hope that you got your tip? Very thoughtful and directed. I can’t wait to try it out! I got some ew Alpine skis as well. I’m looking forward to a great Season.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 30, 2023
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    Reviewer: Greg
    Jake was patient and helpful
    He came up with a lot of great options for me and talk to me through how the tech had changed in the very long time since I last bought skis. He patiently answered all my questions and gave me thoughts on other skis that I asked about besides those he had proposed.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 4, 2023
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    Reviewer: Steve
    Excellent recommendations for advanced skier
    I’ve skied for 50 years but it’s been 20 years since I bought gear. Jake asked a lot of questions that were very helpful to sizing up the right equipment. I also talked with local stores and his recommendations were more detailed and very consistent with what I heard from very knowledgeable local experts.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 7, 2023
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    Reviewer: Emily
    Very helpful for beginner skier!
    Jake was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I am just recently getting back into skiing and came to the table with very little knowledge about preferences and sizes. Jake walked me through everything and gave me excellent recommendations for all the equipment I will need. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase ski equipment!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 5, 2023
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    Reviewer: Leslie
    Jake explained many things to me about Ski is that I did not know via our chat. Though, I had some questions that he felt he could explain better on the phone. So we picked a time and he called me and that was extremely helpful as well!
    He was friendly and courteous. He made me understand things that I didn’t know about skis even though I’ve skied for many years. I will definitely be coming back to speak with him to buy skis within the next month or two.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 19, 2023
    Jake Renner
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