Ski Expert Kat Smith
touring the Wasatch
  • Kat Smith

    Growing up skiing in Stowe, Vermont, I learned to high speed cruise on fresh cuordoroy, chase my older brother through the trees and glades, make my turns tight and quick on moguls, and drop into a steep and narrow double black diamond. When my Dad took me on a trip "out West" for the first time when I was 15, I got my first taste of deep powder and I never looked back. Now, I am lucky to call Salt Lake City, Utah my home, and ski resorts like Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, and Brighton are my backyard. Since living in Utah, I have expanded my ski skills and knowledge even further: I've taken avalanche safety classes and have added the Wasatch backcountry to my regularly visited ski spots, I've taken weekend trips to Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Steamboat, and other top class resorts that are just a stones throw away, and skied on the 4th of July. Through all of these experiences skiing at various locations and on every type of terrain out there, I've learned firsthand how having gear that is perfectly tailored to your specific, unique needs can make all the difference. Ski boots don't have to - and shouldn't - make your feet hurt! Just because you are the same weight and height as your friend, doesn't mean the ski type and length they use is what you should use. If you are interested in getting into backcountry touring, get the gear and the education! I understand that everyone enjoys the outdoors differently, and I want to hook you up with the right ski gear so that you love the winter as much as I do!

    13 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped130
    Favorite spotSnowbird, Utah
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Current locationSalt Lake City, Utah
    Favorite cocktailOld Fashioned
    Favorite ski gearMy Volkl Aura all-mountain skis
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    Reviewer: Brian
    Kat is awesome.
    Kat is very knowledgeable. I learned a ton just texting back and forth. Very fast to answer all of my many many questions and my “how about this one” alternatives. Thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 30, 2022
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    Reviewer: Wesley
    Kat is great!
    I highly recommend working with Kat. She’s a great expert!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 2, 2022
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    Reviewer: Rebecca
    Rebecca's experience with Kat
    Kat was great. She made it so easy, hand-selecting options for me. I am not very experienced in skiing, and she helped guide me along to getting all the gear I needed to start out.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 23, 2022
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    Reviewer: Monica
    Monica's experience with Kat
    Kat was so helpful in the ski buying process. I was so overwhelmed with all of the options and she was narrowed it down for me to make a decision that I think I'll be happy with!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 1, 2022
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    Reviewer: Marc
    Marc's experience with Kat
    Kat is the best! Great advise. Quick response! Fun to chat with!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 2, 2022
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    Reviewer: Maverick
    Kat did a great job!!
    She worked well with me and got everything I needed!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 23, 2022
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    Reviewer: David
    David's experience with Kat
    Kat was super helpful with all my questions and found great options
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 30, 2021
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    Reviewer: Chloe
    Chloe's experience with Kat
    Overall very good
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 7, 2022
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    Reviewer: Cameron
    Cameron's experience with Kat
    Kat was awesome
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 22, 2021
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