Lake Tahoe premieres of "The Story" and "Shane and The McConkeys"

Lake Tahoe premieres of "The Story" and "Shane and The McConkeys"

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Lake Tahoe premieres of "The Story" and "Shane and The McConkeys"

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The Story Teaser from The Ski Channel on Vimeo.

"Shane and The McConkeys"

A documentary on the late Shane McConkey was in production in the spring of 2009. On March 26, 2009, four days into the shoot, the legendary ski pioneer was tragically killed during a wingsuit ski BASE jump in the Italian Dolomites. Like everything else in Shane’s life, the in-depth accounts over those four days were powerful and inspiring. Many of the sport’s core-enthusiasts followed Shane on his endeavor to take skiing where it had not gone before. Using his parachute to ski lines seemingly incapable to man, “close-out lines”, Shane pushed the sport and allowed us to witness the incredible . . . the inexplicable. While we are left with the indelible mark he left on our sport and vivid imagery that accompanies it, few were privy to the gentler side of Shane McConkey. Through interviews with Shane, his wife and daughter, as well as snowboard legend Jeremy Jones and his daughter, the short film “Shane and the McConkey’s” provides a unique portrayal of a doting father, husband and friend that is as much (and to many, more) Shane’s legacy as rockered fat skis and wingsuits.

"The Story"

It is through enlightening experiences and dimensional characters that the tale of skiing is told; “The Story” travels around the world and delves into the lives that built and continue to build the great American pastime and sport of skiing. Unlike any other ski movie, “The Story” reveals the untold tale – the greater legend told through the intimate words and skiing of the films’ respective stars. The films’ true stars are the heart-wrenching accounts and awe-inspiring skiing of Lindsey Vonn, Bobby Brown, Bode Miller, Mike Douglas, Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, Chris Davenport, Kristi Leskinen, Zack & Reggie Crist, Willie Bogner, and other mountain luminaries. Through epic skiing, snowboarding, river surfing and unimaginable variations of human flight, this HD film showcases the insatiable hunger and the intangible feeling that drives the people who are the pillars of mountain sports.

This is “The Story” that has yet to be told.

Shot on location in Antarctica, Mt Everest, Nepal; Las Leñas, Argentina; Portillo, Chile; Whistler, BC; Haines, AK; Jackson Hole, WY; Snowbird, UT; Lake Tahoe, CA; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Wasatch, UT; Vail, CO; and other snowy locations across the globe. This film is the perfect prelude to winter. The Ski Channel

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