Ski Expert Tess Hollister
  • Tess Hollister

    Hi! Ever since I was little, I have always had a passion for skiing! I love the stoke, happiness, and funny stories that come from a great day in the mountains. I have been skiing since I was 8 years old; I grew up learning how to ski in Sun Valley, Idaho and currently live in Bozeman, Montana. I love to ski everything - from backcountry to resort to cross-country skiing! Some of my favorite terrain is steep groomers, deep powder, and trees.

    I also love to nerd out on gear! One of my favorite quotes is, "There is no bad weather, only bad gear!" I love this quote, because it is so true. I'm here to help you find the perfect gear for YOU so that you can have wonderful and happy moments in the mountains.

    I have taught private ski lessons for many years and have experience working in a local Bozeman, Montana gear shop. I'm so excited to share my knowledge, give advice, and help you find that perfect piece of gear! Please feel free to reach out. I look forward to connecting! :)

    31 reviews averaging 4.9 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped400
    Home townSun Valley, Idaho
    Current locationBozeman, Montana
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Favorite spotSawtooth Mountains
    Favorite drinkred wine!
    BirthdayOctober 13th
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    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: matt
    WOW, what an experience
    First off Tess is an absolute gem of Curater. Bought skis, bindings and goggles for myself and sister. Let it be known it was on thanksgiving day. She was quick to respond from 11am to 11pm, incredible customer service to have on a holiday. Her selection for us felt as if she was a long time friend who had skied with us. Even when I was unsure of my first 10 selections, she patiently gave me more options. Not to mention they priced matched everything I wanted.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2021
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: Logan
    Tess was fantastic!
    Tess was kind and patient with my indecisiveness, all the while selecting skis that fit my skiing style and within my price range! Nothing but great things to say about the overall experience! Will definitely be using these services again and strongly recommending to all of my friends. Thanks again, Tess!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 5, 2021
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: steve
    Tess was fantastic!
    Tess was fantastic to work with! She was very knowledgeable, asked good questions and answered all of my questions. She was also approachable and kind. Lastly, she did an excellent job of searching the market to find me the best deal! I will definitely buy from her again. A+ for Tess!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 29, 2021
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: Tara
    Tara's experience with Tess
    Tess was so helpful to me and did a great job with feedback and response! I didn’t end up buying this time - but it was completely because I found a good Black Friday deal at a local shop — nothing to do with her great service. Will definitely try curated again and likely purchase!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 4, 2021
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: Josh
    Tess - 100% recommended!
    Tess was great in finding the right ski / binding recommendations for a gift for my wife. She was thoughtful and put in a ton of effort to source the right products and deals for me to consider! 100% recommended!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 2, 2022
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: Emery
    Super Helpful!
    Tess chatted with me all day even though it was a holiday! Very knowledgeable and helped me find the perfect skis and bindings for my style of skiing. I highly recommend her expertise if you're looking for new gear!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 26, 2021
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: Rylee
    Tess was awesome
    She was sick listened to exactly what I wanted and didn’t try to up sell on the most expensive ski instead focused on what would work best for me! Super nice too
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 26, 2021
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: Carleta A
    Great service
    Great advise and felt very comfortable spending money with someone I trusted. Well done, I will come back and buy my Ski with you
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 14, 2022
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: Logan
    Logan's experience with Tess
    Tess helped me pick out everything I needed at a great price. She was very knowledgeable and helpful
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 2, 2022
    Ski Expert Tess Hollister
    Reviewer: Brock
    Brock's experience with Tess
    Tess was awesome and super patient with me, while providing a ton of knowledge and feedback! She gets a 110/100! Thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 28, 2021
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