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

    109 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped811
    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: Stephanie
    Great followup!
    Unfortunately, I came across Curate late (eg I was already in a store 🙃) so I didn't give them a lot of time to get back to me. However, I spent a lot of time talking with an expert in store and ended up buying a demo setup based on my very lengthy conversation with the sales rep who has skied on the gear. Nathan followed up when I didn't get back to him and his rec was in-line with what I purchased--which gives me good confidence in coming back to Nathan with future needs!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 31, 2021
    Ski Expert Nathan Hopkins
    Reviewer: Emma
    Nathan was so helpful!
    I came into this as a snowboarding and knowing absolutely nothing about ski equipment but also wanting to set up for my upcoming season as Ski Patrol. Nathan was able to answer all my questions and tell me the difference between everything he showed me. He found out exactly what was recommended to me and was able to match me up to reliable gear that would work best for what I would be doing. Found me the best deals and helped me through the whole process till I checked out. Thank You so much for your help, I'll be back if I ever need anything more!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 27, 2021
    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: Emma
    Emma's experience with Nathan
    I came to this website as a snowboarder wanting to get my first pair of skis, knowing absolutely nothing about ski at all. I was paired with Nathan who was so incredible helpful in answering all my questions and pairing me with gear that will be the best fit for me and I'm so excited to get my equipment and start the season already!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 15, 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 Aug 12, 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
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