Ski Expert Jarl Berg
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  • Jarl Berg

    Well, hey there! I am Jarl and I live/grew up in Eugene, Oregon. I started skiing at one of our local hills around the age of 4(so about 44 years ago) and started on nordic gear as my feet were too small for alpine boots at the time. I skied off and on until I hit my teen years when I pretty much lived on the ski bus every weekend and where my deep love for sliding on snow was born. Personally, I am a father and a husband who thankfully has a family that loves skiing nearly as much as I do. You will find us in RV row each weekend at our local hill or traveling around our state finding new areas, new runs, and new beers by the fire pit at the lodge.

    My grandfather started a ski shop in 1955 and I spent 17 years of my life working there myself but learned that I loved skiing too much to be stuck in a building 6-7 days a week all the words of the great Warren Miller “Freedom is located somewhere outside the box.”. Throughout my teen years, I went to many ski demos and still go to them each year while also helping put many on myself. Born and raised on Alpine gear, learned to telemark ski in 1992(ran a telemark festival/demo for 13 years) and forced myself to learn how to snowboard somewhere in the middle of all that and found out that was a pretty fun way to slide on snow as well. I sat on the board of Ski Oregon for many years, sat on the board of a local ski manufacturer for a couple of years, and have helped build a ski factory at our local hill. Also a fun fact, I am a proud member of the Sons of Norway lodge and the Vice President of our local Free Bikes 4 Kidz chapter.

    I really look forward to helping you find the best gear for you so that you have the best chance of loving the feeling of sliding on snow that I have. There is nothing better than the look on someone's face when they find the right gear that gives them the perfect turn on their favorite run… honestly, nothing. I love questions, I love hearing your story, I love hearing your concerns and but I promise you, I am not clairvoyant so the more you can tell me, the better I can help you get what you need. Thanks for letting me virtually hold your hand through this process, you will be glad you did.

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    I've helped 1,197 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    96 reviews averaging 4.9 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped1,197
    Favorite spotHoodoo, Oregon
    Favorite brandsVolkl/Nordica/Salomon
    Favorite terrainTrees
    Home townEugene, Oregon
    Favorite beerNinkasi Ground Control
    My QualificationLifetime in the ski industry
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    Ski Expert Jarl Berg
    Jarl Berg
    Ski Expert
    I've helped 1,197 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Jennifer
    Jarl was awesome
    Jarl helped me buy my first new skis in over a decade. Super responsive, friendly, helpful- asked questions to hone his recs, answered questions I had when I was considering options. My husband first worked with Jarl to get his skis and had such a great experience he recommended him to me. Thanks Jarl!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 30, 2023
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    Reviewer: Jakob
    Jakob's experience with Jarl
    Jarl was very knowledgeable and friendly, and answered every question I could think of. (And I had a lot!) He found me a great deal on a set of skis and bindings, and most importantly, helped me to make a decision that I felt confident about. I would highly recommend Jarl, and will be reaching out to him for any future purchases!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 3, 2023
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    Reviewer: Jason B
    Jason B's experience with Jarl
    Jarl was very helpful, and took the time to get to know me and what I'm interested in. I was surprised by the tip amount at the end of the order. I should have looked into Curated further to understand that's how Jarl is compensated. He is deserving of the tip, as he did a great job, I just wasn't prepared for the additional cost when checking out.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 1, 2023
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    Reviewer: Carter
    Jarl helped find the perfect skis
    Jarl was very knowledgeable and helped me find the perfect skis. He listened to my wants and needs, and I am incredibly excited about our final choice. He had some funny jokes as well!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 28, 2023
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    Reviewer: adam
    adam's experience with Jarl
    The first representative I talk to you did not know about telemark setups so immediately transferred me over to Jarl who spent a significant time on the phone discussing various options. Here was knowledgeable and had personally tried many of the options, but also able to taylor his suggestions based on my level and goals for skiing. The most surprising part was that he checked in weeks later to see if I had the appropriate set up and any further questions. It was like talking to a friend who just happened to be an expert in telemark skiing and equipment.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 22, 2023
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    Reviewer: Justin
    Jarl is AWESOME!
    At first I was skeptical of the website and how it worked since I’m not used to shopping for ski equipment online but Jarl quickly explained how everything worked and made me feel comfortable right away. Jarl is very approachable and knows his stuff! As a beginner/intermediate skier, he gave me great recommendations with reasons why he recommended each product, while also giving alternative products. If you are looking for ski equipment online, I cannot recommend Jarl enough, thank you!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 16, 2023
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    Reviewer: Linda
    Linda's experience with Jarl
    So far so good! Looked up the reviews of all the skis recommended by Jarl, and the reviews were from Curated as well - I think Sarah and Jessica were the girls that demoed the skis and wrote the comments that were very helpful!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 5, 2023
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    Reviewer: Eric
    Eric's experience with Jarl
    Input was helpful, although it only confirmed what I found elsewhere online. Customers should be told that skis and bindings will arrive separately. I would have left a tip if the site did not automatically include one. That's sneaky and not appreciated.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 20, 2022
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    Reviewer: Adam
    Adam's experience with Jarl
    Jarl is an expert skier so I knew I could trust his knowledge on current ski products. But not only that, he was able to work within my price range and still get me an awesome set of boots. A big thanks to Jarl for following up with my questions so quickly and making the shopping process much easier!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 29, 2022
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    Reviewer: Marty
    Jarl was amazing
    He filled me in on a lot of the differences in the different types and maker's of the skis I was interested in. I learned lots while enjoying our conversation. Definitely recommend Jarl and Curated
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 22, 2023
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