Ski Expert Will Shaw
  • Will Shaw

    Growing up in Oklahoma, I was fortunate to make regular ski trips to the mountains for most of my life. For the last 8 years I have been living in Colorado and exclusively backcountry skiing along the front range. I love waking up early to ger a few laps in by headlamp before work, but my passion is skiing big lines in spring. My favorite days usually involve a long approach, some scrambling, and a steep couloir or 3.

    I am an expert because I have extensive hands-on experience and deep product knowledge. Before joining the Curated team I spent 5 years in the ski industry working retail. I make a point to get on as many skis as possible, and my personal quiver includes about a dozen skis ranging from 65mm underfood skimo sticks to some huge 148mm powder boards. My go-to setup for most winter skiing has been the Blizzard ZeroG 105 mounted wth Atomic Backland bindings and the Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour boot.

    Besides skiing, I am a classically trained musician with bachelors and masters degrees in trombone performance.

    22 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped166
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    Favorite ski gearAtomic Backland binding
    Favorite brandsAtomic, Blizzard, Dynafit,
    Home townEdmond, OK
    Favorite spotClassified
    Favorite drinkCoffee
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    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Monica
    Will is awesome!
    Will was incredibly helpful in finding me everything I needed at a great price! I bought skis, bindings, and boots for the first time, and didn't know very much coming in. Will answered all of my questions with his expert knowledge, explained everything as we went, and made sure I was comfortable with the options he chose for me. Thanks again Will!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 24, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Kevin
    Great Experience
    Had a great experience selecting my equipment with Will. I almost wish he was my ski instructor! I feel I was matched with the right pair of skis and equipment to fit my skill level and budget. I feel like all the pressure is now on me to ski even better with this purchase! (I can no longer blame crappy skis for my lack of ability!)
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 11, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Josh
    Will is great to work with
    Will was very patient with a few changes that he needed to make while I figured out what I wanted, which was greatly appreciated as I am a first time buyer. I got boots and poles from him and he was excellent to work with along the way. He was very friendly, especially for someone stuck living in Ohio for the winter. 😄
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 20, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Matthew
    Great Advice and Very Responsive
    I was trying to put a ski package together for a last minute trip. Will really helped me put together the ideal set for a long-time skier who hasn't purchased in over a decade. He was quick to respond to any question I had and was great at explaining the features of the different products.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 9, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Lara H
    Extremely knowledgable and responsive
    Will provided excellent guidance and feedback, that has given me confidence in my purchase. He was extremely responsive in answering my many questions! I would definitely use him again and refer him to others!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 8, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Eric V
    Will knows his stuff
    Will provided first hand knowledge and researched for someone who had it if he had not used a product personally. Very is easy and great to work with.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 19, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Lena
    Will seems great at details
    Will was helpful and steered me in the right direction. He seemed to have a great deal of knowledge about ski gear.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 4, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: kate
    kate's experience with Will
    He's been great to work with!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 3, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Nick C
    Nick C's experience with Will
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 6, 2021
    Ski Expert Will Shaw
    Expert: Will Shaw
    Reviewer: Lalida
    Will is awesome!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 21, 2021
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