Master ski ambassadors Glen and Kimberly Plake rolled into the Cascades for a visit to Stevens Pass during their 2011 Down Home Tour. Stevens Pass just happened to be in a very good powder cycle known locally as miracle March! Our very own master skier Jack Soukup introduced Plake to his first turns on Cowboy Ridge. Jack was excited to share one of his favorite runs with GP, 2nd Rock Face! I would say a most exciting first run for Plake! His 2nd run was another Cowboy Mtn favorite, Sidewinder. After that they finished the day skiing the area's classic lift accessed runs in good powder conditions.
For the Plake's 2nd ski day at the pass we headed east on the ridge to explore north facing slopes that offered up fine powder tree skiing. After we successfully navigated the deep mandatory untracked hippy glades we arrived at the road to find a Stevens Shuttle waiting! A quick ride back up to the area and another adventure out the ridge ended a great Stevens Pass tour for these all-stars!
Testing snow quality...
Glen and Steve... or is it, Steve and Glen...?!?
Jesse Stone and GP shred Wild Katz!
Kimberly Plake finishes an area classic, Wild Katz.
GP and Birdman are happy with the skiing conditions.
A hike out east in search of untouched snow while Armond checks upper elevation wind patterns on his Ipad.
Armond skis with a collapsible flying machine strapped to his back!
Armond, Kimberly, Bird, Jesse, GP, Adam, Chris, unknown, Steve.
Birdman, Jesse and GP get ready to ski while Adam grabs a quick self portrait.
Steve Frink goes retro... or is it new school?
Plake and Armond shred Super Fat Central and I think that is Rex's pow spray in the top right corner.
Finished one more run out the ridge and ran into this little guy. He was comfortable on the vertical tree trunk.
Ryan, Jack, The Crew and Clay! Huge thanks to Glen and Kimberly for their visit to Stevens Pass on March 15-16th 2011!
Congratulations to Glen for his recent induction into the Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming Michigan!