After the death of her husband and pro skier Shane McConkey, Sherry McConkey needed a change. Shane McConkey was one of the most influential skiers in the world and lived a life of passion on the cutting edge of skiing. In this talk, Sherry discusses how the legacy of Shane empowers her everyday.
Lynsey Dyer has been famous in the skiing world since she won a Junior Olympic medal in Downhill Skiing at age 16. She has since then become an ambassador for the sport of skiing as well as a freeskiing professional. She’s committed to helping women reach their potential through challenging themselves outdoors.
Pro skier Elyse Saugstad survived an avalanche that killed her ski partners, then she overcame getting dropped by her main sponsor during the height of her career. She’s never really taken no for an answer and in this talk, she speaks about her life as a pro skier and all of the highs and lows that come along with it.
Jason Levinthal lives by the logic, “If I want to land a big jump, I’m going to drop in with as much speed as possible.” Levinthal is the founder of J Skis and is a pioneer in the modern ski industry (a.k.a the twin tip). Levinthal has instituted unique marketing and design practices within his field, and oh yeah, he’s also a kick-ass skier.