Happy Birthday Glen Plake!!!
This California skier was born on September 9, 1964. Plake became a ski icon in the 1980s with his appearance in the early Greg Stump’s ski movies. After Blizzard of AAhhs, the bad boy image with his mohawk started getting more attention in magazines and ads.
Started skiing in South Lake Tahoe at age 2, Glen went from gates then bumps when he was discovered and started appearing in ski movies. Over the years, Plake appeared in a number of ski movies with his mohawk, however he continued to extended his horizons into ski mountaineering where he skied some serious mountains in the Alps, Andes and Himalayas.
One of the most passionate skiers and for the sport and its heritage, he was inducted in the US Ski Hall of Fame in 2010.
Triple video threat this Friday…enjoy.
Then : 1988’s Blizzard of AAhhs:
And now: Mont Blanc in 2011:
A great interview on PlanetSKI.eu