Ski with the Legendary Glen Plake at Discovery on Monday

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Skier Glen Plake and His Mohawk Come to Discovery Ski Area

Infamous for pioneering extreme skiing and his trademark mohawk, Glen Plake will demo Elan’s 2014-model skis and shred with locals on Monday, January 14, from 12:30 – 3 p.m. at Discovery Ski Area near Philipsburg, Montana. Plake’s visit is part of a multistate tour with Elan.

“Discovery Ski Area is ecstatic to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Montanans to meet and ski with the legendary Glen Plake,” said Ciche Pitcher, Discovery’s vice president of operations.

A Plake-worthy jump at Discovery

A local skier hits a Glen Plake-worthy jump off the backside at Disco.
Photo courtesy of Discovery Ski Area.

Plake is a three-time world champion in free skiing, recognizable for his colorful mohawk and remarkable display of skills in films, including “The Blizzard of Aahhhs,” “Steep,” and several Warren Miller productions.

Since 2006, Plake has been sponsored by Elan, the Slovenia-based ski company recently recognized as the Most Innovative Brand 2012 by Plus X Award.

For directions and more information about Discovery Ski Area’s latest conditions and wide range of skiable terrain — from beginner runs to double-black diamond and Plake-worthy chutes, visit