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Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Somewhere between panorama point and pebble creek, MRNP

Zachary Simon

Growing up in Seattle, I learned to telemark ski on leather boots, three pin bindings and the skinniest, straightest skis you could imagine. But hey, it was the gear we already had in the basement, and it got me out on the backcountry! Over the years, I slowly modernized my gear (Plastic boots! Bindings with release mechanisms! And *gasp* Locked heels??) and I began to realize how the design and engineering of modern ski gear opens the door to adventures I didn't know where possible. While completing my computer science degree at the University of Washington (I couldn't bear to leave the cascades), I started working in the winter sports industry as a copy writer at a local outdoor ecommerce company, and I've been hooked ever since. Working in the winter sports industry has allowed me to experience so many incredible things, like touring the K2 production facility here in Seattle and the Arc'teryx factory in Vancouver. But my favorite part of the industry is the people: I get to work with awesome people who share my passions, and I also have the opportunity to help demystify the industry to folks who just want to get out and have fun!

28 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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CategorySki Expert
Customers helped335
Current locationSeattle, WA
Favorite spotCamp Muir, Rainier NP
Favorite brandsDynafit, Atomic, Marmot
Home townSeattle, WA
Favorite beerGeorgetown Manny's Pale Ale
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Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: Tracey
Three, two, one, dropping!!
Zachary was responsive and knowledgable, providing helpful reviews on the backcountry touring/freeride skis. He reminded me of price matching and what quanity of inventory is available so I don't miss out. He was very helpful in offering an option I hadn't considered. Most appreciated.
Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 29, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: aaron
Super Helpful for a Beginner like me!
I’m just started to get into skiing and need some gear Zachary was super helpful with pointing out what are some good options and what I should look for in skis, bindings, and boots. I feel like I know way more about ski gear now than I did just a little bit ago!
Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 30, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: Jeff
Zachary is the best!
First-time buyer here, Zachary was able to walk me through all my questions and his recommendations. It did not feel like he was trying to sell me on the most expensive new skis, he really wanted to help me find something in my budget that will fulfill all the skiing desires I wanted them for!
Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 6, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: Dan
Zachary cleared it all up for me
Shopping for ski equipment is daunting due to all the different standards and compatibility issues. Zachary broke it all down for me and gave me the confidence that I was buying the right thing
Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 19, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: No
No's experience with Zachary
Zachary was incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, and patient. He was more helpful than the couple offices of gear specialists I spoke to last season! Overall I was impressed and wouldn't hesitate to use his sage next time!
Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 3, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: Matt
Matt's experience with Zachary
Zach was the man! I was overwhelmed with so many choices for my new skis. He took great care of me to make sure I had the right equipment. Great service!
Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 20, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: Seth
Seth's experience with Zachary
Zachary guided me through the process and listened to my preferences and my experience level. It made me feel comfortable as a beginner/intermediate. Thanks so much!
Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 11, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: David C
Zachary was awesome!
Very knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed his conversational style but also it was clear he knew his stuff and wasn't BS-ing which many store clerks do! Thank you!
Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 29, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: Renan
Renan's experience with Zachary
I had an amazing experience with Zachary. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to ski gear and I really appreciate all of his help.
Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 26, 2022
Ski Expert Zachary Simon
Reviewer: Shelby
Shelby's experience with Zachary
Zach is the man. Super patient and incredibly insightful. His responsiveness and willingness to guide me through this purchase was stellar, and his extensive knowledge was fantastic.
Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 31, 2022
Zachary Simon
5.0 from 28 reviews
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