Most of you reading this probably already know that Shane McConkey passed away on March 26, 2009. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but Danette met his parents once through Jim & Elfrieda Shane (We both heard that he was named after the Shane family and former owners of Goldminer’s Daughter in Alta. Can anyone confirm that?).
At any rate, our deepest condolences to his wife, 3-year old, other family and all his friends. From what I know he made an incredibly positive impact on countless people (not just skiers). Here are a couple of tribute vids on YouTube…and there is also a tribute web site: ShaneMcConkey.org – R.I.P.
UPDATE: I saw on Facebook a great tribute page from Powder Mag. They listed some more links at the bottom including Matchstick’s official statement on the accident.