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Glenn McConkey raised one of freeskiing’s greatest icons. Now suffering from Alzheimer’s, a Utah estate lawyer has pleaded guilty to taking millions of her dollars.
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.
Nissan Tram Face - Squaw Valley USA 2nd stop of the Freeride World Tour
Is cliff jumping the future of skiing, or just an awe-inspiring freak show on the margins of the sport?