Shane McConkey was the most influential skier of all time, and so much more. Husband, father, funniest guy in the room, product visionary, goofball…. there are so many words, but none of them can truly describe who McConkey was. 

The man, the myth, the legend. Photo by Alex O'Brien

So being that the legend tragically and sadly passed away 10 years ago on March 26th, which is when his legendary snowlerblade signature event, The Pain McShlonkey Open (PMS), takes place at Squaw Valley, it’s fitting that the latest episode of The Powell Movement’s podcast is a tribute to McConkey. Follow along as Mike Powell makes his way to Lake Tahoe to take you through what the PMS looks like, along with talking to a variety of people to score some funny McConkey stories. If you love Shane as much as we do, it’s a must listen.

The Pain McShlonkey Open. Photo by Mike Powell

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