Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
  • 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

    80 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped613
    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: Courtney
    Best place I could've gone to buy my gear!
    Nathan was super nice and helpful in finding the PERFECT pair of skis for me. As someone who just started skiing this past season and is advancing very quickly, it was hard for me to know what type of ski was right for both day trips in the midwest and big trips out west. I'll definitely be buying the rest of my gear through him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 6, 2021
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Duygu
    Awesome first time buyer experience!
    As someone who is also in sales, I set the bar pretty high for my customer service experiences and Nathan did not disappoint. He’s everything you want in a salesperson.. friendly, knowledgeable and responsive. This was my first time purchasing ski equipment and I hadn’t done any prior research which is uncommon for me but I put my trust in Nathan and he simplified the process and gave me options based on my needs. Can’t wait to test everything out! Thanks again, Nathan!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 16, 2021
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Joshua
    Nathan is the expert on skis!
    Great help from a knowledgeable guy. Had a lot to say for helping picking out a new set of skis all while keeping it personal and professional. Felt like an actual face to face interaction where I was a valued customer and not just a number. 10 out of 10 would recommend Nathan to my friends and family.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 15, 2021
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Savanna
    Best First experience!
    Nathan went out of his way over Facebook market place to promote his expertise on Curated. iv been looking for some new skis/binding/boots, but had no idea their was so much involved with picking the prefect equipment for each individual skier. I would of bought everything wrong if it weren’t for Nathan! He took my likings/disliking into consideration with out hesitation, gave me options within my price range, & took control when it came down to knowing the logistics of buying what fit my skiing style best. Iv never heard of a company that does what Curated and Nathan help me do! Best experience by far with buying Ski equipment. Thanks Nathan!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 3, 2021
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Mike
    I'll believe it when I see it
    Such a good setup at such a good price. I'm wondering if it's possible so when it shows up like I ordered it I will believe it then. But I will say, this is the most fun I've had buying skis and I really feel like I was listened to and we kept going in the right direction. So thanks Nathan. What are you wearing Nathan? Khakis? hehe
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 27, 2021
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Nathaniel
    Nathan is good
    Maybe too good. First of all Nathan and I share a large part of our names, we are also the same size at 6' 165lbs, this made him the perfect curator for me. Throughout our interaction my budget dropped from $800 to $500, at both of these price points, and every one in between Nathan found me a spectacular value. I would absolutely recommend Nathan, especially if you share both his name and dimensions.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 27, 2020
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Marie J
    Best online shopping experience ever!
    I had been on the fence about purchasing my own skis for a while but working with Nathan gave me the confidence and support to finally send it. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and provided the perfect options for my needs and preferences. I'm super stoked for my purchase to arrive. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Nathan and I'm looking forward to working with him in the future! Thanks again! :-)
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 19, 2020
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Amanda
    Nathan is great!
    Super helpful. I haven’t been skiing for too long so I wasn’t exactly sure what kind of skis I needed (or even the correct size!!). It took Nathan no time at all to find some skis that I loved and that I think will work great for me. I’m so excited to try them out next season. Couldn’t be happier with my experience.
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 12, 2021
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Kimberly
    Nathan was awesome and so patient
    Worked with Nathan on purchasing two sets of skis and could not be happier with his service. Haven’t skied in 20 plus years and really appreciated Nathan’s patience in helping out the perfect package together. All in, it took over 6 hours and Nathan was amazing. Will recommend him over and over.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 6, 2021
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Jenifer
    Nathan Is A Rockstar
    I've been skiing for 40 years and Nathan still managed to teach me a thing or two about ski selection. His service was impeccable is advice was honest and smart and he was just a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him. Now, If I could only manage to figure out how to ski with him!!! That would be a blast!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 12, 2021
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