Snowboard Expert Nate S
Mountain High parking lot, low tide, young guns, 80's
  • Nate S

    Growing up at the foot of the Eastern Sierra, I started snowboarding when I was 16, part of the first wave of a fresh, new sport. Road tripping to Mountain High and later June and Mammoth mountains became a weekend ritual. Then there was 17 years in Colorado and most of that time spent as a snowboard instructor @ Eldora and Winter Park - Mary Jane. These days I spend the season demoing as much gear as possible. I love to share my stoke for snowboarding! My favorite terrain is riding deep powder through the trees, and bowls above treeline.

    Let me know what you are looking for, timeline, budget, etc. I know the market and will always look out for your budget. I am always happy to find a better deal, a different style or put things on hold if that is what works best for you. My end goal is getting you set up with the best gear possible to meet your snowboarding goals.

    324 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped4,301
    Favorite ski gearJones Hovercraft
    Favorite brandsJones, GNU, Burton
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Favorite spotBackcountry
    Home townRidgecrest, California
    Favorite beerSaison DuPont
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    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Aaron
    Phenomenal Help!
    Nate provided me with an incredible amount of knowledge to help me narrow down and also broaden my horizon on Snowboard gear. I was able to give Nate all of my info and previous set ups and he was able to quickly piece together recommendations for me. I highly recommend working with Nate. He also has some great stories from his 40 years snowboarding. 5/5 stars!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Makenna
    Smooth, Easy Experience for a Beginner
    I’ve spent the last several months researching and accumulating gear for the upcoming season— as a beginner, there is a lot of information out there, and choosing the right board and accessories can be daunting and confusing. Nate went above and beyond to not only make great recommendations for me but to give me lots of choices based on price point, style, goals, and more. He answered all of my questions and was always more than willing to chat with me about all things snowboard. Highly recommend Nate for all your snow sport needs!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 2, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Big Daddy
    Awesome guy who helps!!
    Nate has been a wonderful help with me trying to find my first real gear after renting for a couple seasons. He really puts time and effort into you with videos explaining the gear and why he thinks it’s the best fit for you. He is very knowledgeable in what gear to buy and snowboarding in general. If you get matched up with him prepare for a great time and leaving with more knowledge about snow boarding than you did before. Great guy and awesome help!! Thank you again Nate!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 15, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Jeff B
    Down to earth, Extremely Knowledgeable, reccomends great gear
    Extremely knowledgeable in everything snow related, i told him i plan on going back country and he reccomend very nice gear, and even a book to look into to make sure i know what im getting myself into, Listens to what i have to say and what im looking for, attention to detail is there, everything down to the color of my bindings. Im excited to continue working with Nate
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 13, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Dan
    Nate was awesome!
    I had lots of questions for him as I looked to make my first purchase, and he always gave me the explanations I needed. He was super friendly and put together a few lists for me that were incredibly helpful. Nate is awesome and has made this process so much easier for me!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 30, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Brian
    Brian's experience with Nate
    Nate is so great! I really had an excellent experience on curated because he was so attentive, knowledgeable, responsive, and kind. I appreciate how curated pairs you with an expert that really listens and makes the recommendations for you. Someone that has used the equipment and has the knowledge to share their own experiences and also what others have preferred to purchase. Nate was also sensitive to my budget and was focused on helping me get the best deal possible. Thank you, Nate, for all of your support and I am so excited to ride my new splitboard!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 28, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Jen
    Very impressed with Nate!
    Even though they don't ship to Canada, Nate still took the time to put together thoughtful recommendations for me and share loads of information to help me better understand the various options and what might be best for me. He was extremely responsive and knowledgeable, I am very impressed! Highly recommend!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 24, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
    Expert: Nate S
    Reviewer: Patrice L
    Right to the point, precise answers
    Nate asked a few questions and came up rapidly with some recommendations that made immediately sense to me, and uncovered some alternative I had not considered. The whole experience was seamless, instructive and useful. I felt comforted in my choices and Nate helped me address my last hesitations. Well done!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 5, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Matthew
    Nate gave great advice
    Nate really opened my eyes to certain board companies that I would not have known had the tech I wanted in a board I wanted. He had great follow up and answered a lot of questions. Ultimately I went with a discounted board from a local shop but Nate's advice was clutch. Thank you Nate. if I need more gear, you will be the first I reach out to for advice.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 7, 2023
    Snowboard Expert Nate S
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    Reviewer: Hailey
    above and beyond!
    Nate was absolutely amazing! it was my first time using curated so i didn't know what to expect, but Nate did an outstanding job! after filling out the quiz for a new snowboard, he asked me clarifying questions so that he could narrow down options for me. this helped him find 5 great options for me and I ended up picking one of them because it was perfect for me! also, i appreciated that he wrote his own comment on each snowboard for why it would be a good fit for me. he is beyond knowledgable and helpful. i also really liked that he sent a personable screen recording talking about each snowboard. overall i had a great experience and Nate was outstanding!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 25, 2023
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    5.0 from 324 reviews
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