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Ski Expert Mariah Wear
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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 ski when I was 4, and 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 now 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. These days, I mostly ski at Snowbowl. :)

    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 and son to be little rippers!

    I look forward to helping you find the best gear to make your experiences on the mountain the most FUN they can be!! Please ask me any questions, there are no "dumb questions" only ones you don't ask - and I can't read minds! I'm always happy to change things up to fit your style, budget and preferences! seriously - send me on a hunt for gear of a specific color, that's fun!! I love talking gear and SKIING - so tell me where you're going and what your favorite kinds of runs are, i promise - I'm genuinely interested!!! I also love post purchase photos showing the gear in action!

    Send me a messge - lets chat gear needs and adventures!

    Connect with me in other departments!

    Camping & Hiking: profile link: https://www.curated.com/e/mariah.wear.1 or by text: (415) 707-5415

    Baby & Toddler: profile link: https://www.curated.com/e/mariah.wear.2 or by text: (510) 890-0950

    426 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped8,161
    Current locationMissoula, MT
    Favorite spotMontana Snowbowl
    Favorite brandsVolkl, Line, Scarpa, Rossignol,
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    Ski Expert Mariah Wear
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    Reviewer: Danielle
    Danielle's experience with Mariah
    Mariah was awesome! She’s super knowledgeable and asked me a lot of questions to give the best recommendations for a new touring/resort crossover setup. I didn’t end up purchasing through curated (my local shop had a massive sale) but she gave me a lot of great advice that I was able to take with me when I did purchase.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 22, 2022
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    Reviewer: Valarie
    Patience of a SAINT
    I had the hardest time making a decision and Mariah remained positive and patient. She really honed in on the skis that were the best fit for me; giving me awesome options, but making my decision difficult (in a good way). I would recommend Mariah!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 20, 2022
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    Reviewer: Lucas
    Lucas's experience with Mariah
    Mariah was amazingly helpful - very responsive (including over a holiday weekend) and answered all of my questions. Should I have a future need for to buy more gear (inevitable…), I will definitely hope Mariah is around to help again.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 28, 2022
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    Reviewer: Cindy
    Fantastic!
    Mariah was very patient and responsive; I wasn't ready to purchase in the spring and she checked back in with me in the fall to see if i was still interested. I am new to skiing so I really appreciated all the advice and guidance she had to give.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 27, 2022
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    Reviewer: Gretchen
    So very sweet
    This wonderful lady spent a good amount of time asking me specific questions that tailored my skis, and she made some amazing picks. Very kind and responsive, you can tell she definitely has a passion for snow sports and sharing her knowledge!! Thank you Mariah!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 7, 2022
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    Reviewer: Natasha
    Working with Mariah was awesome!
    I was so pleased with how quick and responsive Mariah was. She sent a link to her profile (great pics!) and answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend working with her - new gear has never been so easy!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 12, 2022
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    Reviewer: Elise
    Mariah is incredibly helpful!
    Mariah is clearly knowledgeable and recommended several options with in depth comments about the strengths of each option. I greatly appreciated her advice as I made my gear decisions!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 16, 2022
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    Reviewer: Mac
    Mariah was amazing!
    She helped every step of the way with buying my gear! I had always rented and finally decided to buy skis so it was a huge help! She was very knowledgeable and answered every question I had in ample time!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 9, 2022
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    Reviewer: Katye
    Katye's experience with Mariah
    Mariah was the best. I felt like I had an in store experience where you actually get to exchange stories with a salesperson, but also without the pressure. Plus she could relate to the mountains I ski on so even better! Such a fun process. If you guys do stand up paddles and tennis racquets, I may be back here for help again. This was fun.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 25, 2022
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    Reviewer: Paul
    Very helpful and responsive. But not pushy.
    Mariah was very easy to work with, helpful and knowledgeable. She did an amazing job and I got exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 28, 2022
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    5.0 from 426 reviews
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