Dick Butler
By Dick Butler
Editor of www.Snowsportsna.com

Plake Entertains US


Impeccably dressed in white pants, silk ski shirt and studded leather belt, renowned ski spokesperson Glen Plake spoke in his trademark Mohawk "do" before a group of Eastern Ski Writers at the recent Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo.

Glen is traveling the country this season promoting "January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month." http://www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org He described the program as serving 300 resorts in 34 states.

plackeGlen and his pretty wife Kimberly spoke of their love of skiing, travel and the ski life.

With a big grin, he joked about pursuing his instructor's certification and his hopes of passing his Level 1 PSIA test. Avoiding a question of his age, he laughed about his indoctrination into the Ski Hall of Fame not being a premonition of his retirement.

A down to earth guy, who doesn't wear a helmet for reasons quite obvious, Glen spoke at length about his notoriety and fame.

A California boy, who now spends 7 months a year in Chamonix France, stated with pride that "its real easy to be nice to people" and " there is no better way to waste a day [than spending time in the mountains]".

Glen is not only a great spokesman for our sport, but he proved to all those present that he is first of all a gentleman.

 



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