Elan Skis will continue its sponsorship with legendary skier Glen Plake by signing for 5 more years. Known throughout the globe as the “original” freeskier, Glen pioneered extreme skiing and embodies everything that the sport entails. With his “trademark” Mohawk and his infectious free spirit nature, Glen joined Elan in 2006 and has made a tremendous impact on the brand’s worldwide presence. He joined Elan’s 10-person and internationally elite TEAM GREEN which serves to spread the Elan awareness while making the rest of us green with envy at their on-hill abilities. Behind the scenes, Glen’s role as a vital contributor to product development and innovation will continue as Elan builds on the successes of its Amphibio and WaveFlex™ technologies. Glen is an active PSIA member, and in May of 2011 he completed his Level III Skiing Examination at Mammoth Mountain. One month earlier, he was also inducted into the National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
When asked to sum up what Elan means to him, Glen smiled and stated, “I am extremely proud to ski on Elan skis, their commitment to making skis for everyone regardless of their discipline - ski jumpers, freeskiers, ski racers to ski mountaineers, we all need skis, Elan is a ski company. I am so fortunate to work with the people who build our skis in the factory because they love skiing too! Slovenia is a skiing nation and a very beautiful place and that’s where Elan skis are made. This year’s skis are insane and I can't wait to see what the future brings......" Think snow, Glen