Lake Tahoe and the world lost one of the most beloved and profound big mountain skiers and BASE jumpers on March 26th; and a wonderful human being.
Not only did Shane McConkey charge while skiing, it’s how he lived his life. On and off the slopes, he brought joy and excitement to every interaction.
Shane’s generosity with his friends and family and humbleness in his business and skiing achievements exemplify a life well lived of epic proportions.
Hands down, Shane was today’s leading innovator on the mountain. With every new Matchstick Productions ski movie, Shane raised the bar to new heights pleasing crowds with his remarkable athletic prowess and trademark calculated moves.
His home town and home mountain, Squaw Valley USA, has set up a web page for you to leave your memories of this larger-than-life local legend and friend to many. Our hearts and prayers go out to Shane’s wife, Sherry, and daughter, Ayla; and all of his family and friends.
Please click here to visit the Shane McConkey memorial website to make a contribution for Sherry and Ayla. Thank you.
Photo by Graeme Murray/Red Bull Photofiles