So, this is the season you want to learn how to ski bumps, once and for all? Welcome to Bump Like Glen Plake, an instructional video series in which legendary skier and mogul master Glen Plake holds your hand (or at least, teaches you what to do with your hands) through the bumps.
Whether you’re a mogul newbie or you’ve been hacking your way down bump runs for years, Glen’s colorful mogul skiing philosophy and pro tips teach you what you need to know to pull off that zipper line. So, as Glen says, “Get ready to do some funny little turns like a good Austrian ski instructor.”
What You’ll Learn
Mogul skiing is hard. It’s not just a matter of mastering one or two skills, it’s a matter of mastering all the skills and being able to put them together. On the fly. When everything is working against you. But half the battle is committing to the battle, and there are tricks to make your life easier in the moguls. That’s what legendary bump skier Glen Plake dishes out in these instructional videos. Here’s how Glen gets you ready to be exactly where you want to be in moguls. You’ll learn:
- How and when to plant your poles in bumps (and that pole plants are non-negotiable)
- How to execute short-swing turns, like a good Austrian ski instructor
- Where to look (and where not to look) when visualizing your bump line
- Where to turn in moguls (spoiler: it’s not in the ruts)
- Different types of turns you can make when skiing bumps (probably not all PSIA-sanctioned)
- How to control your speed in moguls (while still ripping)
- How to commit to the fall line
- And how to get loose and add Hot Doggin’ flair to your mogul skiing
Meet Your Celebrity Coach
Glen Plake is a skier who needs little introduction. You know him as the mohawked hot dogger who first gained notoriety for crushing bumps in Greg Stump’s 1988 classic ski film, “The Blizzard of Aahhhh’s.” Glen’s professional skiing career spans more than four decades and began when he made the U.S. Ski Team’s mogul team, which he promptly left to pursue a career skiing for the silver screen where skiing wasn’t so prescriptive. But in 2012, skiing’s most famous rebel earned his full certification from the Professional Ski Instructors of America, making him one of the most famous ski instructors in America, and certainly one of the zaniest.