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Plake's tour?

post #1 of 10
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Someone mentioned something in another thread about Plake doing a tour.

I took this past Wednesday off to work with some other instrucotrs and demo next year's skis (the demo vans were there for one day only), and ran into Glen Plake. I had no idea he was going to be there, but saw this guy hanging around the K2 tent, with hair hanging out of one side of his hat (2+2=??). Then I heard him talk, and took a good look at his face (2+2+2+2=8). Sure enough, it was him. He's a lot smaller than I had imagined. I just couldn't figure out what he was doing at a place like Whitetail. It must have been some publicity or marketing thing for K2. What's the scoop?
post #2 of 10
Dunno, but he apparently will be out in WVA at Timberline this weekend.

...maybe a continuation of his "Small Hills Tour"?...

Tom / PM
post #3 of 10
Plake skis here at Mammoth often...I see him a half dozen or so times a year...I don't try to keep up...
post #4 of 10
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Originally posted by JohnH:
Someone mentioned something in another thread about Plake doing a tour.

I took this past Wednesday off to work with some other instrucotrs and demo next year's skis (the demo vans were there for one day only), and ran into Glen Plake. I had no idea he was going to be there, but saw this guy hanging around the K2 tent, with hair hanging out of one side of his hat (2+2=??). Then I heard him talk, and took a good look at his face (2+2+2+2=8). Sure enough, it was him. He's a lot smaller than I had imagined. I just couldn't figure out what he was doing at a place like Whitetail. It must have been some publicity or marketing thing for K2. What's the scoop?
If you are at Sierra-at-Tahoe on Feb 8 you can ski with him. In Boston he would go to the ski show, and I saw him at the showing of Warren Miller's Cold Fusion in 2001 in Denver. If you have the chance to ski with him, it's well worth it. Truly a fine person.
post #5 of 10
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Originally posted by JohnH:
Someone mentioned something in another thread about Plake doing a tour.

I think that was me who mentioned it in the "Are you too good? thread.

Yes, Glenn has become a great asset to the sport. He is giving back as much as he has gotten. Kudos to him.

Size? these guys are small. I remember doing a ski show with the Egen Bros. they are like 3'4".. Hobbits, I tell you! LOL
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Originally posted by Phil Pugliese:


Size? these guys are small. I remember doing a ski show with the Egen Bros. they are like 3'4".. Hobbits, I tell you! LOL
So THAT's why the mountains looks so big and the snow looks so deep in all the videos. They use actors/skiers from the Lollipop Guild!

Actually, it is cool of him to do the "Pro Leisure Tour" of the small hills. But the again, I'm sure he's being compensated for it. It might also behoove the ski areas to actually advertise the fact that he's coming to visit. Otherwise, what's the point. I don't think any customers (or any employees, for that matter) knew he was there, because no one gave him a second look, and every time I saw him, he was hanging out with one or two guys from the demo vans, and no one else. He stood there in the middle of the "mixing bowl" at the base of the lifts, completely ananomous.
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John- Glen is a Boothcreek schill Plake Hot Dog Tour poster. He comes here every winter. I think it's great what he does. I want to ski with him. I watched him last year at the pipe. You should see the Jr entourage that accompanies him.

Phil-how tall are you? I can assure you Dan and John aren’t Hobbits. Next to Dean they look short.

Jim
post #8 of 10
As I have mentioned in my posts in the past, Plake is a real down to Earth person. I've skied with him before here at H.V. He comes here a couple times a year usually unanounced to ski with friends and some of the locals. He has been an inspiration to many here and has inspired young hopefuls like Travis Mayer, Jillian Vogtli, both Holiday Valley graduates. He mixes a mean drink too. He has been quoted as saying that out of all the places he has been in the world, Elicotteville is one of his favorites. He's done more for skiing than most think. And, in polls taken here for the top three skiers in the world, I'll mention Plake everytime.
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Originally posted by MammothCruzer:
Plake skis here at Mammoth often...I see him a half dozen or so times a year...I don't try to keep up...
He actually skis out of Tahoe... I have seen him on the face at Heavenly.

[ January 18, 2003, 08:32 AM: Message edited by: Paul__420 ]
post #10 of 10
I think he tags along with the demo vans occasionally. It must be part of his contract, he shows up out here in little old Western PA with the K2 van on occasion.
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