Featured Glen Plake Brings Back the Down Home Tour

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  1. Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    YESSSSSSSSSSS!

    https://www.snewsnet.com/press-rele...e-down-home-tour-to-small-ski-areas-in-the-us

    Begunje, Slovenia (Nov. 13, 2018) – Elan Skis, handcrafted skis 100% made in the Alps for over 70 years, is thrilled to announce that long time Elan athlete and ski industry legend, Glen Plake, is officially bringing back the Down Home Tour to small ski areas across the U.S. this 2018/19 winter season.

    Unlike other tours, the Glen Plake Down Home Tour is intentionally unplanned.

    There is no set schedule or official way to sign up. It’s about being in the right place at the right time.

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    Hosted by Plake and his wife Kimberly out of their 38-foot custom Freightliner rig, the tour route is set on a whim depending on weather and ski conditions. Their itinerary is loosely planned to travel through the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic through New England from mid December 2018 through January 2019, parking their custom rig in ski area parking lots, skiing with locals and celebrating good times on snow.
     
  2. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    My life's goal!
     
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    Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    I will be calling in sick, if he is around.
     
  4. robertc3

    robertc3 Booting up Skier

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    I wish I lived anywhere the Midwest or Mid-Atlantic so that I could ski with Plake. Well, I guess I wish that I could ski with Plake. I really don't have any desire to live in the Midwest or Mid-Atlantic.
     
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  5. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    Glen, please swing by and pick me up!
    My mission in life is to cross off as many of these as I can.
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  6. jmeb

    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

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    This is the inspiration for my own travels this year. Sick to see it come back.
     
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    tball Zipped up Skier

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  8. Roundturns

    Roundturns Booting up Skier

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    One ticket to Chaminox , France for Mr. Glen Plake!
    The Plakester made it to our local bump , Seven Springs, here in Pa. A couple times.
    Watched him shred the iciest bumps , no problems.
    Fantastic ambassador for skiing.
     
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    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    You could follow him; but he might have a restraining order placed on you.
     
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  10. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    He wouldn’t do that again.
     
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  11. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Team Gathermeister Industry Insider

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    Thanks very much for pointing out that article. Hadn't seen. It includes photos of his 2018 visit to Canaan Valley WV which I ski fairly often.
    It doesn't sound like money is the big driver for this tour, he and wife just LOVE to travel to ski areas of all types.
     
  12. OldJeep

    OldJeep Putting on skis Skier

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    Where did that map come from?
    I had no idea there were so many little areas in MN and I live here ;)
    FWIW, I remember seeing Plake one time at Keystone in the early 90's
     
  13. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    I bought the map on line. This particular company has A LOT of great ski maps.
     
  14. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    @DoryBreaux, @Tricia and myself had a chance to tour the motorhome...The shop in the back it real cool.
     
  15. Doug Briggs

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    Ya, but does he have a Scout in there? :huh:

    I didn't think so. :roflmao:

    @Dave Petersen , we have similar goals. I'm a few months into my nebulous 5 year plan. The end game is to be retired in an RV and traveling the country to ski and bike. Maybe swim and sail a little, too.
     
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    Glen -- text me for my address...:D
     
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    That poster of ski areas is better than anything I've been able to find elsewhere. Is there an online source for it you could point to?
     
  18. Dave Petersen

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    BEST MAPS EVER - there are many variations one can order.
     
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  19. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    When he came to the little bump where I taught for 20-odd years, he had neither the bus nor the bride. He fell twice on our VW-sized iceball bumps. When the pro racers came to the same place, they all said that hill was the steepest they raced upon. Of course, those bumps were all groomed away for the racers.
     
  20. Joe Strummer

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