Glen Plake skyrocketed to skiing stardom with his appearance in Greg Stump’s “Blizzard of Aahhh’s,” the 1988 film widely considered to be the benchmark of extreme skiing movies. With his trademark mohawk in tow, Plake, Scot Schmidt and Mike Hattrup tore up Chamonix, France, and gave American audiences a taste of what skiing was like overseas.
In the three decades since, Plake, 59, has remained one of skiing’s most recognizable — and popular — ambassadors. Inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2010, Plake and his wife, Kimberly (whom he met during a trade show at Stratton Mountain in Vermont) continue to seek new ways to connect with other skiers across the country.
Plake recently was a guest on the New England Ski Journal Basecamp podcast, presented by Country Ski and Sport. You can listen to the interview, in its entirely, below, as well as dozens of other Basecamp episodes, at www.skijournal.com/podcast.