Ski Expert Luke H.
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  • Luke H.

    If my parents could have foreseen how deep my obession for skiing would become, they might never have put me on skis.

    I've been fortunate enough to experience the entire spectrum of skiing; from growing up racing on icy Midwest slopes, to exploring every nook and cranny of the Wasatch Range backcountry in Utah, and on to skiing from the summit of 20,310' Mount Denali.

    Through it all, I've relied on my skills, my partners — and my gear. Our passion is what drives us. But our gear is what gets us to the top.

    477 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped9,728
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    Favorite brandsBlizzard, Arc'teryx
    Current locationPark City, UT
    Home townWoodbury, MN
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    Ski Expert Luke H.
    Expert: Luke H.
    Reviewer: Barnet
    Extremely knowledgeable about the equipment.
    I have been skiing 60+ years. Although most of my skiing in recent years has been Masters Alpine Racing, I have done many heli-ski trips to Alaska, BC, Iceland, Europe and Rockies. I like all sorts of skiing besides racing, such as moguls, powder and just on-piste cruising. Although I have lots of skis, I did not have an appropriate pair for off-piste skiing and crud. Luke's description of skis was on target for me. I feel confident that he understood my ability and needs and described exactly the skis that I needed for a trip to Portillo, Chile this August.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 25, 2024
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    Reviewer: Joanna
    Awesome service!
    Luke gave me the confidence to own my first set of skis! I have been hesitant to own, always preferring to bring my boots and rent my skis, but I have always wondered if I shouldn't take the plunge and try ownership. Luke helped me find a good fit for my needs, even though I had no idea what that was, and he even helped me find something at a really great price point! He is friendly and knowledgeable. Curated is a great service, especially for newbies like myself!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 19, 2024
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    Reviewer: Lia
    Super helpful!
    I've been looking for new skis + bindings for over a year now. I'd narrowed down my search to two pairs and couldn't decide which one was better for me. Luke was very responsive, asked questions about current setup, my skiing ability, and provided recommendations for skis, bindings, and boots. He picked the same top two skis I'd been looking at (without knowing) and helped me narrow down the choice to one! I feel way more confident in my purchase of new skis and bindings and can't wait for next winter!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 28, 2024
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    Reviewer: Ashley
    Wow!
    You don’t get the same kind of attention or information at any regular outdoor store. I tried, but I always felt rushed. Luke did an amazing job giving me some options and explaining the difference between them. I demoed his top picks and loved them! I ended up with the Nordic’s Unleashed 98’s. I can wait to bring them to the mountains with me!! :) Thanks again Luke!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 24, 2024
    Ski Expert Luke H.
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    Reviewer: Laurie
    Customized consult!
    Luke was great to work with! He provided me a customized consultation tailored to my skills and ski preferences which included a video walking through his recommendations, various options, product features, benefits and pricing. The video was very helpful and assisted me in making a more informed decision.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 17, 2024
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    Reviewer: Carson
    Luke knows his stuff!
    There are so many options out there for skis and equipment, I was going in circles. Luke showed me great options for my skill level, age, weight, etc. He responded to my questions quickly, which you don't get from most "chat" sites. He guided me toward the right gear for me. I'm certain the other Curated folks are great, but it you get Luke you won't be disappointed.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 5, 2024
    Ski Expert Luke H.
    Expert: Luke H.
    Reviewer: Dustin
    Luke has ridden these products!
    Luke had more firsthand expertise on the products I was shopping for than I thought likely possible. The best way to make an informed and confident decision, is to find the person who knows the products inside and out - knowing them better than you could learn about them from reading the product descriptions off the manufacturer website. Most confident ski gear purchase we've made to date!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 4, 2024
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    Reviewer: Matt
    I looked everywhere
    I have a size 14 foot and looked everywhere for the right boot. I have gone to Surefoot twice, but the cost of custom-fit boots was out of control. Luke was very responsive and informed and helped me measure my foot and gave me several options to choose from. And educated me about ski boots. Thx Luke.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 1, 2024
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    Reviewer: Hailee
    Thankful for Luke!
    My first time using curated and I couldn’t be happier!! Luke was SO helpful helping me pick a pair of skis and bindings. His reassurance and knowledge was everything I needed since this was a huge purchase. I appreciate him following up as I let it get away from me during the week!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 28, 2024
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    Reviewer: Marc
    Marc's experience with Luke
    This guy gave me more information in an 11 minute video than I would have ever gotten from a kid at my local ski shop. Answered all my questions, was very responsive and great to deal with. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy equipment and not sure what to buy.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 20, 2024
    Luke H.
    5.0 from 477 reviews
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