Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
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  • Nathan Hopkins

    Skiing is my lifelong passion! I'm a Colorado-based ski instructor and not many things make me happier than helping people enjoy this sport as much as I do.

    I've always been a bit of a gear head and have a knack for recommending equipment setups that will help skiers soar to new heights.

    I've also been a rafting/outdoors adventure guide in Oregon and have experience working with customers in retail sales, focused on outdoor gear and apparel.

    "The best part about skiing backwards is you can see where you've been." Warren Miller


    I’m an avid cyclist as well, Mountain, Road and e-bikes! Iwould love to help you get set up over there as well!

    Great Deals right now for the off season!

    My Direct Cycling Link:

    222 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped1,653
    Favorite spotWhere The POW Is!
    Favorite terrainTrees
    Current locationFt. Collins CO
    Favorite ski gearVolkl, Fischer, Nordica, Marker
    My QualificationSki Instructor, WFR certified
    Favorite beerOdell, Isolation Ale
    4.99 / 5 stars
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    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Eric
    Nathan IS an Expert
    Nathan has been great in all respects - friendly and responsive from the jump and really making me feel like he wants to get me in the best gear for me at a good price. Asking the right questions as we zero in on options tells me he knows his stuff. Still working on it but like where its going.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 2, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Rishi
    For a first time ski buyer Nathan was extremely helpful and put me on the right track to high quality gear with low cost. He was super knowledgeable about various brands and worked with me to find the best fit for me gear wise that still fit my budget. Cannot recommend enough!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 4, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Suzanne
    Great help picking out my new skis. I needed an upgrade.
    Nathan was a great help in picking out the skis and bindings that hopefully will be awesome. I see anything so wanted an all around mountain ski. I'll let you know if I love them when I get them on the slopes.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 29, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Cody
    Nate The Great
    Nathan was fun, approachable, knowledgeable, and patient. I asked him many questions, and he answered all of them. He did a great job explaining why I need some gear over others and why it would be more conducive to the type of skiing I want to do! I would highly recommend, and I hope to work with Nathan again soon!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 13, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Alice
    Nathan was really helpful!
    Having the right ski gear is really important at my age. I want gear that will allow me to go all over the mountain with my family, especially the teenagers. Nathan helped me pick the right skis and bindings so I won’t get left behind in the trees anymore.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 24, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Neal M
    Removed the guess work from all the package "deals" online.
    After weeks of looking for a package (skis, boots, bindings) online, I came across and was connected to Nathan. I have only ever rented and was researching each ski package option but found I was ending up with more questions then answers! While on my initial talk with Nathan, he asked me to send him the package "deals" I was considering. Upon doing so, he informed me of what issues could arise from that gear based on my specifics and sent recommendations, with explanation! I also had him curate an order for my wife. I spent more money then expected, but she and I just finished safely skiing some blacks and down from highest point in Breckenridge (after only 4 days on the new equipment!) ** I would recommend that anyone ordering ski boots online, goes and tries on some different brands and a measurment in-person before committing online. We had fitting issues, but Nathan straightened out without a problem.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 9, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Ethan Y
    Really amazing expert-led shopping experience
    I was a little doubtful at the beginning but with the conversation going on, I got a lot of helpful suggestions and Nathan was very patient with my questions and helping me through the whole process. He also put my budget into consideration. Really awesome customer experience!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 5, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Melissa
    Very Helpful
    He found me a reliable ski for practically the same price as used skis that I would have no idea how they were taken care of. I would highly recommend working with Nathan to everyone!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 13, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Zach
    Zach's experience with Nathan
    Nathan went above and beyond to answer all my questions and give me awesome suggestions tailored to my needs. He was very informational and helpful through the whole process. Great work!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2022
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Lacey
    Nathan was great!
    I didn't expect to buy right away, and I just found you guys through Instagram. Nathan was very knowledgeable and put my concerns with switching to skis at ease! I'm so excited to get my skis and I think they are going to be a perfect fit for a long time. GIVE THIS MAN A RAISE! He was (and continues to be) delightful!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 8, 2022
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