We are proud to announce one of the greatest ski competitions known to man and woman: the Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw Valley USA. This action packed on and off-mountain event will serve as a hilarious tribute to legendary skier Shane McConkey as pros and amateurs battle for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy and bragging rights. McConkey was the mastermind behind the original Pain McShlonkey Open which debuted in 2003 featuring a Switch GS, a Saucer Small Air and the timeless Chinese Downhill. What began as a behind-the-scenes, late-night race between competitors at the 1998 Winter X Games has evolved into a beloved event, attracting athletes from around the world. This year’s on-mountain antics promise excitement and entertainment for all as the world’s top winter athletes hang up their precision-tuned skis and boards to compete in true McConkey style – on snowlerblades! The throw down will go down on Saturday, March 26 starting with the Extreme Snowlerblading Small Mountain Invitational where a select group of 30 athletes will negotiate Squaw Valley’s legendary terrain on K2 Fatty snowblades. Cheer on pros like Daron Rahlves, JT Holmes, Scott and Robb Gaffney and Jeremy Jones as they jockey for the podium. Later, the pros will take on 30 of McConkey’s biggest fans in an anything-goes Snowlerblade Chinese Downhill. This all-out snowlerblade banzai will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser as a cast of celebrity judges adds to the hysterics. A jury of McConkey’s peers will select the 30 amateur competitors via an online contest. The day will end with a raging after party at Squaw’s newly remodeled Bar One. Tickets are $25 and guests must be 21 or older to attend. Valid ID is required. Proceeds will benefit Protect Our Winters and the Shane McConkey Foundation.
vent schedule subject to change, check back often! Destined to become an annual event, you’ll love the Pain McShlonkey Classic so much that you’ll wish we had PMS every month! Shane was a huge advocate of pushing yourself to achieve the unthinkable, finding fun in ridiculous activities, laughing at yourself and one another and truly participating in and enjoying life to the fullest. Come celebrate Shane alongside friends, family and the cast of characters who continue to be inspired by his message.
HOW TO ENTER: Enter by following this link: http://www.shanemcconkey.org/
RULES: Answer must be received by Feb. 28, 2011. Only one entry per person. Multiple entries from a single person will be disqualified. Answers exceeding 51words will be disqualified. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Valid ID required to compete. Name on entry must match name on ID. All entrants will be required to sign release of liabllty waiver. If selected, you are expected to carry the torch of Shane McConkey’s legacy with good taste and good fun. Good luck!