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  • Thomas Harari

    I work with college students at Montana State University in Bozeman Montana - just minutes away from Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, and countless backcountry opportunities. With so many new students needing gear each year, I have become a go-to-guy for help buying that first pair of skis or a specific upgrade.

    I ski 100+ days each year, and have currently skied at least once per month for the past 45 months within the state of Montana. I ski a good mix of resort and backcountry - but my main goal is always to ski as much powder as possible.

    I have spent a lot of time over the past 6 years buying and selling skis on Craigslist and I have skied many of them to see what they are like. I currently have 5 skis that I ski, ranging from light touring skis to hard-charging powder skis.

    189 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySkis Expert
    Customers helped1,608
    Favorite ski gearMoment PB&J
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Current locationBozeman, MT
    My Qualification45 Consecutive Months of Skiing
    Favorite spotBridger Bowl
    Favorite brandsMoment, Flylow, Tecnica, Osprey
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    Reviewer: Peter
    Best customer experience of my life!
    Let me just say, I didn't wake up expecting to have a life-changing customer service experience, especially after spending several frustrating hours searching for my next touring setup. But then I turned to Curated. More importantly and quite favorably, I turned to Thomas "Pow Daddy" Harari. Unbeknownst to me, Thomas was about to go to the ends of the earth to help me find the perfect gear. From that point forward, I knew I was in exceptional hands. Thomas took the time to curate a personalized selection of backcountry ski gear that truly exceeded anything I could have hoped for. He provided thoughtful feedback on all of my gear-related questions and curiosities. Furthermore, he was honest about the gear that would be the best fit for my intentions to be the "best skier on the mountain". Thomas was quick to respond, provided dedicated support, and overall, ensured that I was having the BEST customer experience of my entire life. Truthfully, I feel bad for any customer service-oriented representative that tries to help me in the future. It will be impossible to compete with the gold standard support provided by Thomas. If anyone is interested in having the life-changing experience mentioned above, I would recommend you reach out to Thomas!
    Verified Review | Submitted Jun 30, 2020
    Reviewer: Gladys
    Quarantined but victorious!
    My husband and I planned to leave for Utah after a whole season of skiing every weekend at Snowshoe, WV. Two weeks before the trip, COVID 19 shut down all Alterra resorts and forced us to pack up condo home a week too early. At that time we were still naive and hopeful about the extent of the shutdown, so I found Curated while searching online for used demo skis. After a unique online buying experience I had with my new vehicle, I had hoped to find an easier way to get educated, shop, and compare what was out there in skis. I was impressed at the service of having an expert doing my shopping for me and offer the advice I was looking for. Thomas was patient and knowledgeable and never pressured me. Each time I got close to a buying decision, something came up that made me rethink about guilty pleasures during a time of shutdowns, quarantining, and massive unemployment. Who knows if next season is even going to happen? However, I knew I would eventually need new skis. Each time I reached out to Thomas, he was super responsive no matter the time of day. He also got me to realize that I didn't have to purchase demos to meet my price point and there were highly rated 2020 skis and bindings that fit my profile. So, despite having to pay more 2020 taxes than expected and having a renovation done to parts of our home, I bit the bullet. Thomas and Curated gave that unique and efficient buying experience I needed and didn't know existed. I recommend Thomas and Curated for what they have delivered. Thomas I hope to catch up with you on the slopes of Bridger Bowl sometime in the near future! Thanks for my skis!!
    Verified Review | Submitted May 29, 2020
    Reviewer: Andy
    Super helpful!
    I've been out of skiing for a long time and was ready to jump back in. Did some research into skis and bindings good for both resort and back country, but I had a lot of questions and Thomas was super helpful in dialing me in. He had great pointers on boots and helmets to target when I go to my local ski shop to get the best fit. He also pointed me to some good glove and skin options which I added to my order. Skiing is like riding a bike and with Thomas' help I'm set for going up and downhill for seasons to come. Thanks Thomas!
    Verified Review | Submitted Apr 23, 2020
    Reviewer: Benjamin
    An experienced skier with great recommendations
    Thomas helped me buy my first skis! I was looking for all mountain skis that were intermediate-advanced and could handle east coast skiing and a few trips out west. I had a bunch of questions and he answered all of them quickly and with plenty of detail so that I was sure I was getting good gear and the best deal. He was even able to price match the bindings I got to save me an extra $30. I would recommend Thomas to anyone looking to purchase new skis!
    Verified Review | Submitted Apr 17, 2020
    Reviewer: Philippe B
    So far great working with Thomas
    Just placed my order for a pair of HEAD Kore 93 180cm with Tyrolia Attack2 13. Great shopping experience. Thomas is great to work with. He is very knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. I sure appreciated a lot that he shared his own experience of skiing the 2 models I was considering. I'll write more after I tried my new skis. I am confident I'll enjoy them.
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 20, 2020
    Reviewer: Kana
    I got first ski set from Thomas
    I just received my first, very own ski set! I started skiing last year. I have been renting skis from time to time but It was time to buy my own ski set because this year I bought the IKON with my husband. I found this site on Google and It was very helpful. Thomas was very kind and knowledgable, he answered all of my beginner level questions. We had some technical issues here and there but the IT support team was also very responsive and helpful. I really recommend Thomas.
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 1, 2020
    Reviewer: Nadia B
    Excellent experience
    Super helpful, fast and recommended some of the gear I was considering! He even found a specific boot I needed that was on sale:) I had been researching and was about to give up. I decided to fill out a quick questionnaire on curated, and in a matter of minutes I had awesome recommendations to choose from. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Thanks Thomas for your help!
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 29, 2019
    Reviewer: Joyce
    Great, quick recommendations keeping in mind my budget
    Thomas was super quick to give me knowledgable recommendations and a range of different options, without pushing an upsell. Really refreshing and helpful- someone I would trust! Recommending all friends reach out to him for their new gear.
    Verified Review | Submitted Apr 28, 2020
    Reviewer: Cody
    Dude knows his stuff
    I gave Thomas some information about what level of skier I am, what I'm looking for in a ski, and the terrain that I like and he came up with what I feel is a perfect fit within a couple minutes. Not to mention the price was the best deal I've yet to see anywhere! Thanks Thomas!
    Verified Review | Submitted Mar 15, 2020
    Reviewer: Allison
    He's pretty much awesome!
    I had a lot of questions about a couple of different set ups...resort and backcountry. He was completely knowledgable about both. I got my resort setup completed, and I'll definitely be going back to get my backcountry set up. I appreciate Thomas's expertise for both. So kind, helpful, patient and knowledgable!
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 30, 2019