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  • Mariah Wear

    Hey! I'm Mariah and I grew up in Spokane Washington. I started Nordic skiing when I was 16 months and have been in love with the snow ever since!! I learned to alpine when I was 4. We went on family ski trips over Christmas to try out new areas and generally made it up every weekend to ski throughout my childhood. I ski both alpine and telemark (I can even pretty competently make it down the mountain on a snowboard) I enjoy backcountry skiing for the peace and quiet and untracked powder but really love resort skiing - chairlifts!! I moved to Missoula Montana for college and fell in love with the nature and the community. I mostly ski at Snowbowl these days :)

    I worked retail selling ski gear for a bit and really enjoyed getting to put people in the best gear for their personal style. In my retail capacity I also worked fitting boots so I'm pretty confident in finding the right fit for you even online!! My husband is a ski patroller and I'm very involved with the skiing community. I'm hoping to raise my daughter to be a little ripper!

    I look forward to helping you find the best gear to make your experiences on the mountain the most FUN they can be!!

    108 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped752
    Current locationMissoula, MT
    Favorite spotMontana Snowbowl
    Favorite brandsVolkl, Line, Scarpa, Rossignol,
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    Reviewer: Ellen
    Helpful technical knowledge and a great personality!
    Mariah was super personable and a real pleasure to talk to. She helped provide me with a bunch of recommendations geared toward my ability and was able to provide additional technical information that helped me understand the different options she selected. She was super communicative and happy to answer any questions I had. Can't wait to try out my new gear!
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 22, 2020
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    Reviewer: Lunsford
    Mariah made ski shopping easy!
    She used my initial questionnaire to narrow down what ski was best for me. Once she had curated a list of them for me she was able to walk me through the advantages of each ski and how it would ride based on my style of skiing. She was extremely helpful and clearly knows her work well! I will absolutely be looking for her expertise again.
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 10, 2020
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    Reviewer: Jon
    Mariah knew her stuff! She had a nice approach and wasn’t pushy. I will definitely comeback to Curated again and hope to deal with Mariah next time!
    I was given 6 different ski options based on my ability level and preferences on the mountain. I appreciated the detail given to describe each ski and what their features and benefits were.
    Verified Review | Submitted Oct 12, 2020
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    Reviewer: Jeff
    Definitely recommend this service and Mariah in particular to anybody. Ordering such gear online without trying it on is difficult. The team at Curated is very responsive, honest and friendly. Consider myself thankful to find this site for the help that was much needed for somebody that isn't an expert on ski products and more so the compatibility on all components involved.
    Verified Review | Submitted May 29, 2020
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    Reviewer: Mark
    Very Happy with my results
    Hi everyone, my name is Mark. So I came into this just looking at some options for skis as I've always wanted to buy myself a pair, but wasn't as educated as I needed to be to feel comfortable buying my own skis. I've been skiing for 15 years, but only get a chance to go once a year because of where I live. I am planning to ski more and decided to look into my own skis. Mariah did a great job helping me out and pointing me in the right direction for what I was after. She was very easy to talk to and did a great job understanding and explaining my questions. Her information is very accurate and she is very reliable.
    Verified Review | Submitted Apr 23, 2020
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    Reviewer: Xinyan D
    knowledgeable, prompt, and friendly
    Mariah is very helpful and knowledgeable about different skis. As someone who outgrow a pair of beginner skis and looking for advanced options, I have consulted with Mariah about various brands and models, to which she always provides prompt and expert comparison and suggestions. She's a great help and is like a friend who always stands by. She also found me some great deals on the skis I'm interested. Highly recommended! Talking to Mariah will save you tons of time figuring out on your own.
    Verified Review | Submitted Apr 17, 2020
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    Reviewer: James(Jamie)
    Mariah is extremely knowledgeable!
    After trying on 8 different make of boots and looking at 4 different makes of skis, I came to CURATED. My head was spinning, and Mariah helped me narrow it down to a package that best suited my level of skiing. Overall, it was a great experience working with her!
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 7, 2020
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    Reviewer: Amanda
    happy with the experience and excited for my skis!
    Mariah was super easy to work with. She was responsive and talked through various concerns etc. I didn't feel pushed to buy the most expensive option or anything like that which was awesome. Am excited to try out the skis once I get them!
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 8, 2020
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    Reviewer: Rob
    Great experience and awesome advice
    Very responsive (even late on a Sunday) and great to work with. She did a great job to get me a good deal and put me straight into a pair of skis and bindings that matched what I was looking for. Already talking to Mariah about my next purchase!
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 9, 2020
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    Reviewer: Ray
    Consistently Persistent
    Worked with Mariah for the better part of the year to find the right ski boot replacement. She listened carefully to my needs, stayed in regular contact and went out of her way to find great price on the product of my choice. Very pleased.
    Verified Review | Submitted Sep 28, 2020