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 50 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!

    275 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped2,966
    Favorite ski gearMoment PB&J
    Favorite terrainPowder
    Current locationBozeman, MT
    My Qualification50 Consecutive Months of Skiing
    Favorite spotBridger Bowl
    Favorite brandsMoment, Flylow, Tecnica, Osprey
    4.97 / 5 stars
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    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 Jan 11, 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 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 Nov 24, 2020
    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 Jun 30, 2020
    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 Jan 15, 2021
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    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
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    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
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    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
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    Reviewer: Bailee
    Found my perfect fit!
    Thomas was a HUGE help! This was my first time buying a set and Thomas gave me great recommendations that fit my needs and were within my budget. He helped me pick the best-fit items based on my use and style. If I could give him more stars I would. Thank you Thomas!
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 30, 2020
    Ski Expert Thomas Harari
    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
    Thomas Harari
    5.0 from 275 reviews
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