Ski Expert Matt G
Earning my turns when the lifts stop spinning
  • Matt G

    I love skiing!!! I live in Montana and I love skiing - it’s my passion (my wife would call it an obsession).

    As an adult in my 20’s, I took the uncommon route of learning to snowboard before learning to ski on a business trip to Santa Fe. I didn’t live near the mountains back then and rode as a recreational snowboarder 5-10 days per year whenever I could take a mountain vacation with my wife and/or friends. Once my kids came along and were ready to head to the mountains with us, they decided they wanted to snowboard too. However, they didn’t offer snowboard school to kids as young as mine, so they went to ski school and I went with them - I am so glad I did!!! Starting over was hard, but I love everything about skiing, especially the challenge to continuously improve on the mountain … from the steep and deep, to fast groomers and from the terrain park to tracked out icy moguls - I love it!!!

    As frequent visitors to Summit County Colorado, we skied for several years at A-Basin and Keystone, CO. Then we ended up pursuing our dream of living in the mountains full time and moved to Durango, CO, where we lived at the base of Purgatory Resort.

    We now live in Montana and ski primarily at Red Lodge Mountain. That being said, I have two teenage kids that share my passion and are on a freeride team which takes us all over the state and region participating in freeride and freestyle competitions. I’m blessed to be able to ski 30-40 resort days per year on average.

    Having a family of avid skiers can get expensive, so I’m also passionate about finding the best gear at the best price. I’m also a bit (a lot) of a gear nerd and love pouring over reviews of skis and trying out new and different gear. I’m excited to be a Curated Expert so that I can share my passion and knowledge to help others pursue amazing times and awesome adventures on the mountain with the best gear for them.

    When I’m not out skiing or curating, I may be found flying the friendly skies - possibly taking you to your ski vacation destination 😃 ✈️⛷️🏔️

    I've helped 958 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    85 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped958
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Current locationBillings, MT
    Favorite beerPBR & Coors Banquet
    Favorite brandsArmada & LINE
    Favorite spotRed Lodge Mountain
    My QualificationPassion for skiing
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    Ski Expert Matt G
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    I've helped 958 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Gavin
    Matt was the best
    Matt stayed up with me even though i asked him about 1000 questions, at time i thought myself was being annoying, but from matt, I never got that impression as if he thought i was being annoying. Matt was helpful in every asset of my purchase he recommended me things and went into detail with every single one which helped me narrow it down to a couple and then he helped me decide. Thanks matt.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 29, 2023
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    Reviewer: Rob
    Rob's experience with Matt
    I was nervous about buying skis on line. Especially the boots. Matt took his time, asked a ton of questions about my skill level and skiing style. On the boots I was concerned with fit and warmth. I had always rented so I had no idea on size or fit. Matt gave me great advice (socks and fit) and options to choose from. After a week or so of my own research and back and forth with Matt I finally went with his recommended option on boots, skis and bindings. They all worked great! Feeling more confident than ever in my skiing abilities with my new gear!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 28, 2023
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    Reviewer: Henry
    Matt is just a great person, patient and knowledgeable and I am sure that everyone will be happy working with him. Highly recommended.
    I have never used this service before and I am very happy that I work with Matt to get the gears that I need. I am not familiar with skiing equipment in general and Matt has spent lots of his times to give me advices and very helpful in explaining things to me in depth. So far, Matt helped me to buy Salomon QST 92, Marker Griffon 13 bindings and Fischer RC One 100 Vacuum Walk Ski Boots. Also, Matt does not try to sell stuff to me if he thinks what I have now is sufficient.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 3, 2023
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    Reviewer: john
    Matt was dope!
    I came into this process having already done a lot of research but Matt has clearly geeked out way more than me and it was really cool getting his advice on a few items. Overall: -The process was great! 5/5 -Matt isn’t just a sales person, he’s a gear expert. -The Curated web-sight is dope
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 1, 2023
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    Reviewer: GUIJU
    GUIJU's experience with Matt
    I'm beginner to intermediate skier and was seeking a new ski boots. I never bought my own ski boots so it's my first one. Matt was the expert to recommend me a list of great options based on my experience. He was very responsive and patient to learn about my ski history.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 15, 2023
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    Reviewer: Mark
    5 star AMAZING service
    Came across Curated when I was shopping for new skis for myself. Coming from two kids who were racers, realized it had been 8 years since I treated myself to new skis. Occasionally on ski trips would demo skis and thought through prior experience found the ski for me. Then came Matt and his experience….absolutely phenomenal in how he provided me information that I wouldn’t have come across. Then, together, we narrowed down my choices to three. The great thing about Matt is he didn’t pressure me; instead he asked what more could he provide in terms of helping me understand my final three choices. I’ve never had an online buying experience with a true expert, who exhibits passion for skiing and brings that knowledge to customers. I will be buying from Matt going forward when its time for me to buy more gear for myself or my kids. Thanks for the great experience and enjoy the Montana ski season.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 18, 2022
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    Reviewer: Rick
    Matt is fantastic. Very knowledgeable very friendly and very prompt.
    I probably messaged him 100 times. Very patient. Very knowledgeable and quick with his response time. He came up with great equipment Recommendations. I highly recommend him. 👍👍
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 25, 2023
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    Reviewer: Gabriel
    Really helpful, really supportive
    I’m new to snow sports and connecting with Matt was really helpful in learning to navigate all the questions on the process, he was really responsive, and was willing to explain the differences between gear types and quality, he also helped me get some really good deals, which helped me as well make a better decision overall, I’ll be reaching out whenever I need more gear for sure
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2022
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    Reviewer: Molly
    A personalized and meaningful shopping experience!
    Matt was a fantastic resource to help narrow down my options for a ski jacket. I spent a few hours looking up links myself and was overwhelmed with how many prices and variations in quality I saw. Matt sent some awesome recommendations and I don't think I could have gone wrong with the selection he shared with me. I ended up with a unique, high quality jacket that I will use for years to come! Thanks for your help!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 6, 2022
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    Reviewer: Jason F
    The Best Experience
    I can confidently say I know very little about what matters when buying Skis. Matt made this whole process really enjoyable and devoid of stress. I appreciated his continual patience and solid recommendations based on his experience. When I think of an expert it is someone who is proficient and can articulate their expertise to any audience. Matt is definitely an expert!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2022
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