The Pain McShlonkey Classic returns to Squaw Valley on March 23rd and 24th. Last season it went down during a monster storm cycle. This year will likely be a bit drier than that…but you never know. Maybe the snow gods will bless the classic again this year.
“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.” – shane mcconkey foundation