I'd go if I wasn't 7 hrs away. Plake is the best. He's been to our area a couple of times(7 Springs) and really is a great ambassador for skiing. The guy really loves the sport and skis a lot of little areas creating a lot of excitement for everybody.
He's definitely the real deal and can ski frozen window pane ice bumps like they're powder bumps. I' m glad he's still part of the ski scene and is able to make a career out of it.