Happy New Year from the Plakes

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year. I was beginning to get envious of our snowmaking back home. Here in Chamonix the equipment is almost non existent and, therefore, ski area skiing is marginal. I had been spending a lot of time in the high country mountaineering, the high pressure was beautiful forRead More

Heavenly To Host Burton Super Demo Days!

Heavenly Mountain Resort will host the Burton Demo Days Tour January 5-7, 2007 at the base of Gunbarrel Express at the California Lodge. The Burton Demo will feature this year’s line of Burton snowboards, bindings, boots and RED helmets. Complete with an inflatable dome tent, the Burton lounge, partner tents, a Jam session on WorldRead More

Glen Plake’s Holiday Vacation

Merry Christmas from the Plakes. After a couple of great days on The Face, we had to head to Europe to a somewhat similar winter over here. No snow, but pretty good skiing regardless. While they don’t have the snow making systems we have at home, fortunantely Chamonix does have the altitude. Did some skiRead More

Heavenly Opens The Face …

The face is open, Saturday December 16. It was ready a week ago, but because of the rains the snow was too hard to open to the public. Temperatures dropped last night and the guns came on. This morning there was three inches of velvet. Heavenly officially has the best skiing in the State. TheRead More

Team Rider, Brent Abrams, weighs in on Reality TV

Well, the most interesting thing I learned during my MTV’s “The Big Ten” experience is that for the reality shows such as Real World and Real World/Road Rules Challenge they do compensate the “actors” for their lost wages from not working. The shots with MTV were easy. They knew what they needed to get andRead More