OLYMPIC VALLEY, California – Every year for the past many years, Palisades Tahoe has put on a celebration like no other, designed to celebrate the great one, the legendary Shane McConkey.

The Pain McShlonkey Classic, held annually on International Snowblade Day, usually features a boat load of wacky costumes, awards, raffles, and, of course, a Hot Dog Downhill. It’s not just a fun day, though. To honor Shane, the event works to raise money for a whole host of causes through the Shane McConkey Foundation.

This year, the event raised over $10,000 for Gateway Mountain Center and over $50,000 for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Protect Our Winters, the Latinx scholarship program at Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, and the Shane McConkey EcoChallenge (which you can learn more about here). So yeah, the event looks like a fun time, but it’s a lot more than that.

You don’t have to wait until next year’s Pain McShlonkey Classic to donate, either. You are always able to submit a donation to the Shane McConkey Foundation right here.

This epic day of camaraderie and general radness, is our annual celebration of Shane. We gather together to shred in his honor. Dressing in our most outrageous ski duds, and with snowblades waxed, we raise money for amazing causes.

Related: World’s First “Snow-Blades” Descent of McConkey’s

Image Credit: Shane McConkey Foundation via YouTube

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