Ten years ago today, the world lost one of the greatest skiers of all-time. Shane McConkey died on March 26, 2009 in a tragic ski BASE accident in the Dolomites.
Shane’s passing left a hole in the ski community that will never be filled. He was an inspiration to everyone who watched him slide down the side of a mountain. But Shane was so much more than just a great skier. He was a father, a husband, a friend, an innovator and one funny SOB.
From Saucer Boy to the Spatula, no one has left a bigger impact on the sport of skiing than Shane McConkey. Ten years later it’s still hard to accept the fact that he is gone.
RIP Shane. We miss you.
Please consider donating to the Shane McConkey Foundation