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 53 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!

    354 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped3,590
    Favorite ski gearMoment PB&J
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Current locationBozeman, MT
    My Qualification53 Consecutive Months of Skiing
    Favorite spotBridger Bowl
    Favorite brandsMoment, Flylow, Tecnica, Osprey
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    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: 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: 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
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Rokas
    Knowledgeable, easy to work with.
    I had an idea what I wanted, Thomas helped to navigate the final selection by providing useful info on marginal differences between very similar equipment set. Also matched prices from other sites. Shopping in one place was way easier than bouncing in 2 or 3 separate sites.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 2, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    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 on Jun 30, 2020
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Andy
    Very knowledgeable
    Started to buy skies last year before covid then everything shut down. Got serious this year and he updated my choices and has always been very responsive and a amazing help. Love my stuff from him. When I need true powder skies he will be the one I buy them from.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 3, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: John
    Awesome Experience with Thomas
    Thomas is extremely knowledgeable and patient. I couldn't be more excited for my new ski set up and Thomas walked me through every step of the process, picked out perfect gear, listened to feedback and saved me $$$ with some great deals. Great experience - Thank you Thomas!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 15, 2021
    Thomas Harari
    5.0 from 354 reviews
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