I had the honor of attending the North American premiere of McConkey at his home mountain of Squaw Valley, CA this past weekend. Shane was one of my first skiing idols. I remember watching him in all the ski movies and it didn’t matter what the trick was, he did it. Also, I had the chance to meet him at a Red Bull event in Las Vegas where I watched him basejump from the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. The movie is going to drop on iTunes on Tuesday. So if you can’t make it to a showing, I highly recommend you watch it on iTunes.
The weekend was awesome because I got to spend a lot of time with my Red Bull teammates Sasha Digiulian and Michelle Parker. We had a blast in the photo boots pretending to be Shane and we also got a chance to hike up to McConkey’s at Squaw Valley and see Shane’s Eagle perched up on the mountain.
Thank You Shane!
This will be the third year Oakley is a organizing women’s specific called the “Oakley Progression Sessions.” It’s an awesome opportunity for women of all ages to meet new friends or bring your girls together and take part in a fun weekend. You get a ton of free swag from Oakley, food, yoga and of course skiing & snowboarding. Watch the video below to learn all about it.
My friend and snowboarder Aimee Fuller wrote a great update on what’s going on in Squaw Valley, CA.