Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
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  • Leo Cocchiara

    I am a full-time expert that has been with Curated since 2020! I have over 10+ years of experience as a ski professional and master boot fitter! I'm here to help you find your perfect fit and get you stoked to go outside!

    Winter has always held a special place in my heart. I grew up skiing and snowboarding on the tight, technical slopes of New England, before moving to capital of the outdoor industry- Colorado! I am one of the top the go-to gear experts working with all of the biggest brands in the sport. Every year I have the privilege of testing the latest and greatest in gear in the game so that I can help you find the perfect setup.

    The only thing more impressive than my knowledge, is the level of care I put into my customer service for you! 😊🙌 I know that athletes and enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes, with unique individual experiences and needs. I look forward to guiding YOU, to your outdoor bliss!

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    676 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped4,839
    Favorite ski gearMy arch supports!
    Favorite terrainTrees
    Favorite spotVail Mountain
    Current locationWheat Ridge, CO
    Home townBoston, MA
    My Qualification10 yrs of facilitating the gnar
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    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: Katie
    Exceptional Personal Shopper Support for Ski Gear
    I arrived on Curated's website seeking the best price on ski boots, and more importantly, the chance to chat with a boot-fitter from home. I wanted a second opinion on the options I'd tried on at my local ski shop. I also wanted to get into the nitty gritty details of: my specific fit as double wide, small women's foot; and, the ski boot mechanics as they pertain to how women ski, to the skis I will be driving, to my current ability level, and to the level I intend to progress to. After making clear what I was looking for and sharing my measurements/ skier type with Leo, he put together his recommendations, and then answered every question I had about the items in our chat box with exceptional detail. He even jumped on a phone call to hash out my final choice for my overall set up. I had done hours of my own research prior to this, but to have Leo's one-on-one attention while reviewing a list of options "curated" specifically for my needs was a relief after combing the internet (read-Blister podcasts and Blister summit videos accessible to non-members). I confidently purchased ski boots and bindings for my new skis with Leo's guidance. Nothing about our interaction felt like the in-store sales "ick", when you feel the sales' person is pushing an item on you to make the sale. Instead, Leo was incredibly friendly as we chatted through Technica's W2W program, why he loves super feet, and other topics that gave me layer upon layer of foundational context for making my own informed decision on what to purchase that would work best for me. 10/10 service, knowledge, and efficiency in explaining his recommendations. Thanks so much Leo!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 30, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: wells
    Leo was AWESOME
    Setting Leo apart was his diligence in learning exactly what product was best for ME. Not the best selling, not the best price, but the best FIT and long term value. He did a lot of work and research, asked the right questions, and walked me through the entire process over several days. Top notch expertise service!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 29, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: Kendra
    Leo is the
    Went into my purchasing experience not knowing exactly what I needed/wanted. Leo made it all SO easy and made sure I understood why each gear piece would be the ideal choice for me. I gave him my budget, and if it weren't for shipping and tax then we would've been just short of my budget (which is AWESOME). If I ever need to purchase more gear I would make sure to go through Leo!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 26, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: Derek
    Need some gear - talk to Leo!
    Leo was incredibly helpful and responsive, and has lots of knowledge to share. I'm new to Colorado and this will be my first season skiing - they helped me feel confident in what I was getting, knowing that I'm not skimping on quality but also not breaking the bank. I'm excited for my first day out in a couple weeks!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 12, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: Will
    Super helpful, knowledgeable and got me a great deal!
    Leo was great, couldn't recommend him highly enough! I didn't know a lot about ski boots, so he was very helpful with personalized feedback and recommendations. He also was super helpful in getting me a price match and a discount through a referral. Super happy with his help!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 9, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: Nicole
    Accommodating and so helpful!
    Had a great experience with Leo! He was so helpful and responsive. He went above and beyond to make sure I got exactly what I needed but more importantly what I wanted. He wasn’t pressuring at all and had the best intentions while helping. He kept budget in mind and was very respectful. Thanks again Leo!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 3, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: Matt
    Leo is a MASTER
    This guy is so knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. I threw a lot at him and really drew out the process and he never waivered, was always so nice and helpful. He always had a great answer for the questions I asked him - of which there were many. Can't recommend shopping with Leo enough.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 20, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: JD
    Super knowledgeable, great experience, tons of options, no pressure… Leo gets it!
    Skied a fair bit as a kid in the Northeast, then switched to snowboarding when I moved out west 15 years ago, and just getting back into skiing somewhat seriously as my kids are pretty self-sufficient and competent on most runs these days. We usually rent, but after skiing about 20 days last year, I decided that buying new boots at a minimum was an absolute must. Some days were pure torture… But, I had no idea where to start and was instantly overwhelmed beginning my search on my own. Enter Leo and Curated. Leo took the time to understand my situation, my skill level, my goals, my preferences, etc. In short order, after I sent back my boot measurements, I received a personalized video with several different options and tons of rationale for my expanded search for skis, bindings, and poles as well. I felt very comfortable that I had a good set of options to choose from for each piece of equipment - with an accompanying wealth of Leo’s deep knowledge and experience to consider as I pondered this large, potential purchase. I decided to hold off at that point, and Leo made sure I knew he was available to text or chat live as needed - he is super responsive. No pressure at all. I came back to it later the next day, chatted a bit back and forth with Leo, and felt really confident about making the purchase. That’s really saying something given how little I knew about modern ski gear just a night or two earlier. I highly recommend Leo and will be reaching out to him directly for any future purchases. I won’t hesitate to direct friends and family to him either, and have a hunch my wife will be looking for his help right around the time my new gear hits our doorstep. Thanks, Leo!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 2, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: Dylan
    Leo was Great!
    Leo helped me pick out a pair of boots and also helped with the process of them fitting my foot and what I might need to make them more comfortable. Always responded fast and was very knowledgeable and definitely is good at helping with whatever it is you may need!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 25, 2023
    Ski Expert Leo Cocchiara
    Reviewer: Dane
    Knowledgeable and listens too!
    I very much enjoyed working with Leo on my ski purchase. I had done some research on my own but had not settled on a particular ski. I came across Curated by accident and did not know I would be connected to a live person - and someone who is quite knowledgeable as well! Leo listened to what I was looking for and put together some recommendations personalized for me. I was able to review these on my own schedule and later discuss my questions with Leo to finalize my selection. I’ll definitely recommend Leo and Curated to friends and will be back for my next pair of skis!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 26, 2023
    Leo Cocchiara
    5.0 from 676 reviews
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