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  • Raphael Alland

    Hi I'm Raphael, but you can call me Raph. I moved to Colorado with my wife in 2018, and I've truly taken on the "work hard, ski hard" lifestyle! I'm double black proficient in both skiing and snowboarding, but I'm honestly way better on two planks instead of one. I ski 70+ days each season while working my regular 9-5. You can usually find me skiing at A-Basin and Monarch on weekends. I prefer to ski in the trees, though I always prioritize having fun on the mountain (cue the hula skirt)!

    Besides Curated, I work full-time as a Business Consultant for a large consulting firm. I also volunteer at the National Sports Center for the Disabled. When there is no snow, I still enjoy going down the mountain as fast as I can (just on a bike instead). I also enjoy hiking/playing with my three rescue dogs.

    I love mountain life, and I can't wait to find the gear you need so you can love it too!

    I've helped 98 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped98
    Favorite spotArapahoe Basin
    Favorite terrainTrees
    Current locationColorado
    Favorite beerWest-Coast IPA
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    I've helped 98 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Rachel
    Personal shopper with a load of knowledge
    Raphael was so helpful! He was able to narrow down exactly what I needed and then gave me a bunch of options that fit my needs. His knowledge and passion for what he does truly made a difference in the ease of making a decision on the gear. Thank you so much Raphael!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 9, 2022
    Ski Expert Raphael Alland
    Reviewer: Jack
    Jack's experience with Raphael
    Raphael walked me through an entire setup, he found me skis, bindings and suggested boots, i wouldve gone and found some used set at a local shop (and been dissatisfied) if it wasnt for the proactive guidance i got from Raphael.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 13, 2022
    Ski Expert Raphael Alland
    Reviewer: M
    Raphael is patient and helpful
    I am slow to make purchases and often ask too many questions. Raphael has been very patient and helpful. Never bought skis before so I'm grateful for all the information he has provided me.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 10, 2022
    Ski Expert Raphael Alland
    Reviewer: John
    Raphael was very helpful!
    Raphael went above and beyond helping us find the right boots. He was great to work with on this purchase.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 16, 2022
    Ski Expert Raphael Alland
    Reviewer: Andrea W
    Raphael is awesome!
    Raphael has been so very helpful, answering every question I had and gave me lots of options.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 9, 2022
    Ski Expert Raphael Alland
    Reviewer: Jenn
    Jenn's experience with Raphael
    Raphael was great! Very helpful.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 21, 2022
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