McConkey Movie Trailer Debuts This Weekend

The trailer for a new movie about the late Shane McConkey that's set to hit screens in 2013.
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Shane McConkey

When Shane McConkey died in 2009 after a ski BASE-jumping accident, the skiing community lost an innovator, an icon and a true adventurer who lived each day with purpose. Matchstick Productions, the production house that worked so closely with McConkey on many projects, is making a movie, set to debut next year, chronicling the life of this inspirational athlete. Here's the trailer: ESPN covers it more in-depth here.

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Ski pioneer Shane McConkey died in March 2009. Here are some photos to pay tribute to his life.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based KGB Productions has a new ski movie out next fall called Wyoming Triumph. Check out the film trailer below, and our interivew with KGB producer Sam Pope on the next few slides.Most ski films travel all over the world to get footage. But you stayed in Wyoming. Why was that? Sam Pope: This concept developed over several years of taking small trips here and there around Wyoming, including  the Wind Rivers, the Wyoming Range, the Snake River Range, the Gros Ventres, the Absorokas, even the west side of the Tetons. We began to realize that there was something special here. The other part of it is just what you said. Other production companies are going on these insanely exotic ski trips all over the world. We want to make the point that we have terrain that good, right here in our backyard of Wyoming. Kind of a "keep it local" thing. The skiing just as good, but the experience is a little more organic. And that's important to us. 

Wyoming Triumph Ski Movie to Debut Fall 2010

Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based KGB Productions has a new ski movie out next fall called Wyoming Triumph, which is all shot in their backyard—the Tetons. We spoke to KGB's Sam Pope about making a local ski movie and how they got the film sponsored by a whiskey company.

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The Truth: Shane McConkey

Shane McConkeymastered everything from racing to skiercross to moguls, and he brought it all together to create his own brand of big mountain skiing. Here are his thoughts on ski-BASEing, newschoolers, and bro-brahing.

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Skiing Will Never Be The Same: The Life and Death of Shane McConkey

On the surface, there was the nose picking on camera, the scatological humor, the pranks, and the endless self-mockery. But Shane McConkey was no lightweight. He revolutionized skiing three times—challenging what we ski, how we ski, and even how we think about skiing. So when cinematographers, ski manufacturers, and skiers wanted to predict the future, they looked to him. After a tragic accident this past spring, skiers came to one conclusion: Skiing Will Never Be The Same.

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This Year's Ski Movie Trailers

This season's ski films are filled with powder turns, world travel, and awesome cinematography. They're also a nice respite from the sweltering heat of summer. Catch up on the trailers released for the upcoming movies, right here, all in one place.