Dear Friends it is with the utmost sadness that I write that the world ski community has lost one of its legends and icons Shane McConkey today. Shane was ski - basing in the Dolomite region of Italy when he had an equipment failure that caused him to get spun into the wrong position. It is said that one of his skis did not release properly.
Shane McConkey is considered one of the true pioneers of the big mountain “free skiing” movement. He started the International Free Skiers Association. He has been instrumental in the developement of the sport of “ski - basing”
Most importantly he was wonderful person with an outrageous sense of humor. He was also an incredible friend. Rest in Peace.
My condolences go out to Sherry, Ayla, and Glenn.