Ski Expert Thomas Harari
  • Thomas Harari

    I've spent the last 7 years working with college students (or being one) 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 56 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 spent a good amount of time in highschool snowboarding and telemarked quite a bit in college.

    Previous to working at Curated, I spent 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.

    What do I need from you? Be honest with me about what you are looking for, your timeline, your budget, etc. I'm a ski expert, not a sales guy! I know this market well, and will always look out for your ski season and your wallet! I'm always happy to find something cheaper, a different color, or put things on hold for a few months if that's better for you! Just keep me in the loop!

    431 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped4,073
    Favorite ski gearMoment PB&J
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Current locationBozeman, MT
    My Qualification56 Consecutive Months of Skiing
    Favorite spotBridger Bowl
    Favorite brandsMoment, Flylow, Tecnica, Osprey
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    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Fred
    Easy Peasy!
    Working with Thomas was so easy and quick. I don't have time to look for deals and do research but I really wanted a great after-season deal on Skis. Thomas helped me achieve this as my personal shopper. I got a full package and added a helmet in the end. I trusted his opinion on items, as well, with his great personal recommendations. The recommendations were extremely specific to my skiing style which I really appreciated. Thanks Thomas!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 30, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: John
    Excellent!Period! Full stop!
    My search for new gear started 6 months ago when I discovered curated and met Thomas. As a skier with ~48yrs of experience and an owner of all kinds of gear over that time period — I had lots and lots of questions. I spent countless hours reading reviews & watching videos periodically reaching out to Thomas to test his knowledge, and collect his opinion. There’s so much hype and conflicting reviews about gear these days, making an informed choice is a best extremely difficult or at worst nothing more than a random guess. Thomas responses to my questions were always ground by questions about my expectations, skiing style, ability and needs, skiing location (Western U.S.), equipment need (single ski vs a quiver), backcountry vs alpine, etc. In short, I was looking for a true expert opinion (not a yes-man or used car salesmen) - and I found that in Thomas. It’s now spring 2021 and my patience finally paid off. Not only did Thomas help navigate me to the best gear for my needs — I scored a pretty good discount on my gear! Thanks again Thomas for all your help and patience.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 15, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Logan N
    MY OH MY HARARI STRIKES AGAIN
    Here I am, a broke college boy in need of bindings and a helmet to protect my melon, but I spent all my money on "books"... and other college related expenses. Luckily Thomas helped me out and got me a killer deal!! I swear this guy is like my second #dad. I'd ski with him at bridger but I'm pretty sure I am wayy sicker than him. Buy his gear and you'll shred too!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 22, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Chelsi
    Super Easy!
    I like to ski with my friends throughout the winter seasons but always got rentals before now. Thomas was super helpful and knowledgeable about what kind of set up I needed. He responded within minutes and I ended up with a great setup! I spent a lot of time shopping around by myself and got overwhelmed. As soon as I got on Curated, everything just kind of clicked into place easily!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 11, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: William
    Thomas was a great to deal with.
    This was a big decision for me to make and after several times walking away, I finally pulled the trigger. Thomas answered so many questions I asked and came back with great answers. His knowledge and professionalism is to be recognized. Persistent but not pushy! Thanks for your patience and I’m sure the skis will be exactly what I need.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 2, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Ashley
    Thomas is the best!
    He was super helpful with finding snow ski's, boots, and bindings that would be the best fit for me, while also accommodating my budget. I was weary at first about this website and talking to "experts", but Thomas was definitely an expert! I would definitely recommend talking to Thomas to any of my friends!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 18, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Ben
    Thomas Cares
    I think my experience with Thomas and Curated’s site as a whole was one of the most refreshing and comforting customer service experiences I’ve ever had. I felt that Thomas not only did his best to help me find exactly what I was looking for, but he didn’t try to sell me anything. I’m a college student who’s trying to get back into skiing on a very tight budget, and I feel that Thomas helped me get a great deal on some great gear. I’ll definitely be recommending him to friends.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2020
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Dana
    Great Dude!
    Helped me make the switch from rentals to skis of my own -and answered my million and 1 questions along the way!!! Thomas was super helpful and patient as I thought through all the options. I took my time to think through the options and he was always ready to answer my questions about each and every product.
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 14, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Mina
    Ski Needs? Better Call Thomas
    Thomas was super kind and caring. He made sure he understood my wants and needs and came up with a great selection of gear for me. I got a great deal and the stars got aligned, so I couldn’t resist the Kores. Snow can’t come soon enough, now!! Hopefully I will come to the West Coast sometime for an adventure with Thomas and our matching skis.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 24, 2020
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Jeremie
    Patient and Very Helpful
    I asked him upward of a million questions and he responded to each one of them with patience and awareness. It was a pleasure speaking with him and he was also able to fill me in on many tricks of the trade. I truly appreciated all of his help! Thanks to him I'll be hitting the slopes with some new gear soon!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 12, 2021
    Thomas Harari
    5.0 from 431 reviews
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