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The Pain McShlonky Classic Weekend is Coming Up March 23-25! It’s Going to Be So Much Better Than Any Other Weekend.

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Happy Birthday Shane

Shane McConkey would have turned 42 years old today. Friends climbed to the top of KT22 to sit beside the eagle and celebrate his life. Nearly three years since his passing his spirit seems stronger than ever. We’ll never forget … Continue reading

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Story of a Man – by Jon Grant

I never met Shane McConkey. In the last few years of his life, when he was arguably at the top of his game pioneering ski culture and industry, I was a minor league professional quarterback playing on teams from Canada … Continue reading

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Flashback to March

We will not soon forget what a crazily amazing month March of 2011 was. Copious amounts of snowfall, endless pow turns and a super fun tribute weekend celebrating the life and legacy of Shane McConkey. Here’s a look back at … Continue reading

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The Shane McConkey Legacy Gala

On Friday evening, March 24, the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn hosted the swankiest, sexiest, classiest event the Valley has ever seen. Two years after the passing of ski legend Shane McConkey, his wife Sherry created the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala … Continue reading

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Spatulas in Black Rock City, Celebrating Shane

My first year at Burning Man was 2002. I had no idea what to expect, except that I was supposed to bring all of my own food and water for a week – and that I was going to camp … Continue reading

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Shane McConkey Dies in Ski BASE Accident

We are devastated to learn that Shane McConkey was killed while ski BASE jumping in Italy. This article from ESPN gives some of the details. We are thinking of his wife and daughter, remembering his amazing achievements and his defining … Continue reading

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