Glen Plake appears Saturday at Sierra-at-Tahoe |

Glen Plake appears Saturday at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Chad Sellmer, Tribune staff writer

Jim GrantGlen Plake puts his hot-dog followers through the worm turn during his annual Ski Along

Glen Plake’s wild ride of life continues for all to see Saturday at Sierra-at-Tahoe with two sessions of a Ski Along and a crazy party to wrap things up on his annual Wild, Wild Hot Dog Tour.

Plake will host the Ski Along beginning at 9:30 a.m. and again at noon, followed later in the day by a bar party featuring Glen’s Bizarre Bar Games. There will also be contests, including hot-dog eating, and raffle prizes.

“I think Glen is definitely a freestyle legend and if people don’t know him for skiing, then they know him for the Mohawk,” said Sierra spokeswoman Nicole Belt. “He’s a very recognizable role model in the community. I think people look up to him.”

Local star of the RSN network and nationally recognized freestyle skier, Plake’s diehard attitude and wacky hairdo have attracted a wide audience over the years.

Skiers will meet at the top of Grandview chairlift at Sierra for the Ski Along with Plake. All events are open to the public and free of charge with a paid lift ticket to the resort. The bar party will begin at 4 p.m. in the Sierra Pub.

“It was his idea to start this hot dog tour, which he wanted to create for the six Booth Creek resorts,” Belt said. “He’s going to be showing some of his movies and do a poster signing.”

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The tour continues on Sunday at Northstar. The Sierra events on Saturday include a halfpipe jam from 2:30-3:30 p.m.