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Ski Expert Riley Weathers
  • Riley Weathers

    I have been a life long skiing fanatic and worked in the winter sports industry for over 15 years. I started as a ski and snowboard instructor and later started working in ski shops. When I first started on the retail side of things I started as a back room tech, moved on to retail sales, became a Master Boot fitter, and managed ski shops. I obtained a certificate in the Dark Arts of Boot fitting from Master Fit University upon completion of their 60+ hours of course work and have 8+ years of boot fitting experience with continued education. I have worked directly with many winter sports brands and have built a great wealth of knowledge with the all different types of gear that are available, from skis, boots, bindings and accessories. I have been fortunate to learn all aspects of gear from many different points of view, from on hill performance, backroom teching and out of the box performance. I'm always down to talk gear so if you have any questions I'm your guy!

    156 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently online
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped1,968
    Favorite ski gearBlizzard Rustler
    Favorite beerMother Road, Tower Station
    Home townFlagstaff, AZ
    My Qualification15+ Years working with skis
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
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    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Mien
    Riley responded to all my texts immediately. He is helpful and honest.
    Riley compiled a very good selection of skis to my needs. I’m beginner/intermediate. Buying my very first pair of skis within a budget. My husband found one that was not in Riley’s inventory to sell. He told me to buy the one my husband found as they are very good. I’m so impressed with his honesty. Proves Riley has your best in mind when he works with you.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 23, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Mike W
    Riley was a huge help!
    Riley asked good questions regarding where I normally ski, my experience, etc. He answered all my questions about the skis, boots and bindings to the point I feel very good about my decision to buy. Actually, I can't believe I'm buying with out wearing the boots first but that's how confident I am about Riley's recommendations. I know I can return them if they don't feel right but I'd be very surprised if they don't. Thanks for your help Riley!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 14, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Emily
    Riley was amazing!
    Riley gave me great recommendations. He gave me multiple options for the kind of ski I was looking for based on different things I wanted. When I brought up looking for a binding that was cheaper than his recommendations, he was able to give me a deal on a recommendation we both thought would be good for me! Very helpful, and hospitable in his getting to know you and how you ski. Was so great working with him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 6, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Marge
    Amazing experience - spot on recommendations and high level of expertise
    Riley was awesome. I just got back into skiing after a 15 year break. I needed all new equipment as my old Atomic 918's were outdated from a tech perspective and so were my boots. I was looking at reviews online and, by chance, found Curated. Riley asked me questions to get to know my skiing style, where I would be skiing, price range, prefernces, and even foot width, etc. to find me the right equipment. I ended up buying skis, boots, and bindings on the same day as I felt so comfortable with Riley. And, knowing that I was getting the best price online made me feel even better about my purchase. Riley set me up in skis/bindings/boots that I'm going to absolutely love as I ski locally in PA and when I go out West this coming Winter/Spring! In addition, Riley has been extremely responsive and patient - answering all of my questions. I still need a helmet so Riley is working with me on that as well. I'll be coming back for everything I need. He's my ski expert and I appreciate him so much. I was dreading finding the right ski equipment with so many reviews out there, but he made it simple and explained his reasoning for his picks for me. Thanks, Riley!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 22, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Mahammad Ramadan
    Riley The Great!
    Riley was amazing. He was able to help pick Skis, Bindings and Boots on a budget and exactly what I was looking for. Riley was very professional and easy to work with. He made me feel as if I was there with him. Thank you very much Riley!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 28, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Marisa
    Quick, easy, simple!
    I’ve skied a while but never invested in my own skis and didn’t have a lot of time to research or be sure in what I was getting. Riley made it super simple, answered any questions and made this by far the easiest it could’ve been.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 28, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Mahammad Ramadan
    Mahammad Ramadan's experience with Riley
    Riley was amazing. He was able to help pick Skis, Bindings and Boots on a budget and exactly what I was looking for. Riley was very professional and easy to work with. He made me feel as if I was there with him. Thank you very much Riley!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 28, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Jen
    Amazed
    Riley was on top of it all. I told him what I currently had and the issues I was having and he worked with it and found me some awesome boots that I'm excited to wear. He was always just a text a way with all of my numerous questions. He also found a great deal on my boots. I'm soooo excited!! Thank you Riley!!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 1, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Steven
    Riley Was Very Helpful
    Riley took all my comments and concerns into consideration and recommended several options. He made my decision-making process so much easier and did not try to "up sell" me to more expensive skis. In fact, one of the skis w/bindings that he recommended and that I purchased were well below my upper limit. Very good experience. Thank you Riley!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 19, 2022
    Ski Expert Riley Weathers
    Reviewer: Ryan P
    Riley is the man!
    Riley has been a pleasure to work with and has made my first experience with Curated a great one. I can be a very "discerning" person when it comes to equipment and Riley was more than happy and willing to help me find and narrow down a selection that would work both for me and my goals. I appreciate all his help and Curated is now at the top of my list of retailers to come back to for future purchases.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 3, 2022
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