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?

    292 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped1,456
    Favorite brandsAtomic
    Current locationAspen, CO
    My QualificationFreestyle Ski Coach
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Favorite spotTuckerman's Ravine, NH
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    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 Jun 20, 2021
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Derek
    Great customer service
    Jake is incredibly timely and responsive. He is super helpful with answering my questions and providing solutions, and extra help with things way above and beyond regular sales. I'm looking forward to working with him. His professionalism has me wanting to work directly with him for gear considerations and purchases. Very glad to have him connected with me.
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 20, 2021
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    Reviewer: Wynter
    It was all downhill after Jake pointed me in the right direction !
    It’s been a while since I’ve been skiing, but was clear I needed updated gear after my first trip up. A lot has changed in the last 15 years and I was lost in a sea of online sale site but wouldn’t have known a deal or a good ski if it hit me in the face. I came across this service on Instagram and it was so fast I was connected with a expert who asked a few questions about my preference and ability and made some suggestions. I appreciated the follow up and communication till we found something perfect for the right price. I felt a little lost until Jake made it easier. A ski concierge was exactly what I needed but never knew it was a thing. I’m grateful for the counsel Jake ! Time to hit the slopes!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 27, 2021
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    Reviewer: Alex
    Dude, Jake killed it
    I was super tentative about using a service like curated because similar types of services use people who don’t understand and use the product and end up being pushy to make a sale. Jake was hella tight and understood the importance of riding before buying. Once I get to ride his suggestions, I will definitively be buying from you all. I hope all of your curated experts are as chill and understanding as Jake.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 22, 2021
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Pholo
    Jake is incredible!
    I signed up for curated on a skeptical whim, and Jake changed my entire demeanor and approach from the second he reached out! He made thorough and empathetic recommendations, and shared his passion for skiiing through expounding upon the various products. His enthusiasm and kindness was incredibly infectious and I could not be more excited to hit the slopes! Thank you so much for all your help, and I will be recommending this site (and Jake) to my friends and family. Thank you again so much, truly.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 18, 2021
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    Reviewer: Anthony Perri
    Jake is the go to for the gear!
    Jake made my buying experience painless and fun. I went into the curation with only a board in mind and came out with a full bag of goodies! The deals Jake was able to get me were too good to pass up. I’ll be spending another bag with curated simply because Jake is that helpful and willing to go the extra mile for my mountain needs. Thanks again!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 24, 2021
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Victoria
    Jake made this experience so easy!
    I am a beginner skier and find it a little daunting to look for gear when there is SO much out there. Jake provided me with numerous recommendations for each type of item and explained why they would be a good fit for me. He asked me if I had any questions about the gear and answered my questions so quickly. He is very helpful and responsive and made finding the right gear stress free!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 8, 2021
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Brian
    A really real human
    Jake is actually a human, not a bot. Obviously, these guys have pre-made responses due to the sheer number of texts they have to send, but I tested him about flying to Spain and installing my dishwasher. He took it in stride! Good sense of humor, genuinely knowledgeable about his craft, and super helpful explaining what’s REALLY needed from what the industry WANTS you to “need”. Definitely recommend!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 17, 2021
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    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Aorthur
    Jack was super fast!
    This was my first time using Curated. Jack was quick to respond and gave me some other ski makes/models to consider besides the three I requested. I had already done a lot of my own research upfront but he was helpful at broadening my options. I bought the skis I started my search with since they were the best overall value.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 18, 2021
    Ski Expert Jake Renner
    Expert: Jake Renner
    Reviewer: Sebastian D
    Absolute Expert!
    Jake was extremely knowledgeable about his recommendations and provided incredible information and detail, answering all of my questions. Even answering some I didn’t know I had. I am very confident in taking the next steps to better myself as a Skier thanks to Jake. I would absolutely recommend Curated, and listen to Jake!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 9, 2021
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