Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
  • Kyle Kolbig

    I've been riding for 18 years and employed as a coach/instructor for the past 10 at Stratton Mountain, VT. I've been lucky enough to find myself on a few Vermont Open podiums and usually call the terrain park home, but never on a pow day! I have worked with various companies in the industry as a product tester and engage in a yearly seminar that reviews the full line up of Burton products. Unfortunately, you can't buy a 540 but you can buy the right gear to help you get there safely!

    Over my long career, I've learned that subtle differences in board design/performance can have a major impact on your performance. Getting the most out of your day on the hill all starts with what's under your feet. Choosing the right snowboarding gear can be tedious and overwhelming, as well as super fun! The tech gargon alone is enough to make a person go mad so it's a great idea to have an expert on your side. I've seen too many people show up to a snowboard lesson with gear that is far beyond their ability. Buying the most expensive or tech packed snowboard will not instantly make you a better rider. In fact, it can have the exact opposite effect and be dangerous. I consider our snowboards an extension of our body and it should therefore, be a perfect match. At the end of the day, it's all about getting the most out of your experience and sending it!

    201 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped2,591
    Favorite spotStratton Mountain, VT
    Favorite brandsThirty two, Rome, GNU, Lib Tech
    My QualificationUSASA Coach and Level AASI 1
    Favorite snow gearGoggles, Boots, Boards.
    Favorite beerPBRRRRR we sending it?!
    Favorite terrainTerrain park
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    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: Jesus
    Kyle was the best 👌
    Kyle was super nice and extremely knowledgeable when it came to helping me, a complete beginner that got off the mountain with a new passion. Kyle was quick and efficient with the questions to get an idea of my level, to get a list curated for me to get me back out there. Thank you Kyle once again, I hope to see you on the mountains of Colorado soon.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 29, 2024
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: Teddy R
    Teddy R's experience with Kyle
    Kyle was super helpful and knowledgeable. I told him at the beginning of the chat that I was going to be buying my board on a different website because I had a discount. He still went out of his way to help me and give me advice. I ended up buying the board he recommended and love it.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 3, 2024
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: Rachel
    Great Recs!
    I am a beginner snowboarder looking to get on the mountain for the first time. I was confused about board size because of my proportions, and Kyle gave me some great board suggestions and a range to look for. Definitely recommend speaking to an expert like Kyle if confused about stuff like this.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 22, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: Ostap K
    Ostap K's experience with Kyle
    Came in knowing little about what was right for me, but Kyle helped me find what fit best and made sure to keep it affordable while having great quality items in the mix. He's helped me with any questions I've had and even given me some advice and sources to go to for extra information on snowboarding. Will be coming back when I get more advanced into it and need a new setup!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 6, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: Samantha
    Samantha's experience with Kyle
    Kyle helped me out, I had no clue where to even begin looking for a Snowboard, but he patiently took in all aspects and helped me pick the best board for me. I randomly clicked Curated on a whim, but Im so glad I did. The initial board I had in mind was nowhere near what I really needed. Thanks Kyle!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 4, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: alejandro
    Kyle is a bad ass
    I was here to do some research and unexpectedly got forwarded to kyle through the snowboarder finder path. You guys (and kyle as the tip of the spear) are the epitome of excellent excellent service. Give Kyle a raise, because he's the type of dude you want repping you. ✌🏻
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 17, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: allen
    Will be thanking of you while out shredding
    Thank you Kyle for your help picking out a rad snowboard. Had some questions about new tech in the board and he had a clean answer. Sounds like this boards gonna be awesome! Will be thinking of you while shredding, Thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 23, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: Jesse
    Jesse's experience with Kyle
    The confusion when buying a snowboard can definitely be just that, confusing. How somebody with a lot of experience there to help you get what you need and are looking for was extremely helpful kyle was the most helpful person I think I have ever worked with when buying anything
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 17, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: Bobbie M
    Bobbie M's experience with Kyle
    Kyle helped us out last year and my daughter wasn't quite sure if snowboarding was for her so we rented last winter and Kyle said when we're ready he was here. He was wonderful and incredibly patient as I had alot of questions. He got us set up with everything we needed...snowboard, bindings, boots, helmet and goggles. Also, when her snowboard comes in, he's going to also help me with setting the angles. He definitely has gone above and beyond!!! I can't wait for my daughter to open her Christmas presents this year!!! Thank you again, Kyle, you were amazing!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 20, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Kyle Kolbig
    Expert: Kyle Kolbig
    Reviewer: Scott
    Scott's experience with Kyle
    Was not expecting to get help from a real expert. Kyle was awesome! He put together multiple great options for me. I could tell he really wanted me to get the right equipment and am super pumped about getting my new board and gear! Thanks a lot Kyle👊
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 9, 2024
    Kyle Kolbig
    5.0 from 201 reviews
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