Shane McConkey defined freeskiing. Close friend JT Holmes talks about the upcoming McConkey movie.
"There's nothing better than sliding through snow and flying through the air." - Shane McConkey
Shane McConkey was one of the pioneers of the big-mountain freeski movement, as well as a ski-BASE pioneer. Brash, daring and outspoken, with an undeniable sense of charm and approachability, McConkey was everybody's favourite skier. Celebrated among fans for his incredible skiing, gutsy maneouvres and sense of style, and revered among friends for his sense of humour and positive outlook on life, his death during a ski-BASE jump was met with sadness across the action sports world.
JT Holmes – onsite at the fatal ski-BASE jump in Italy in 2009 – shares some of his thoughts on the legendary free-skier and daredevil. Holmes offers a brief look into the life of one of the most incredible skiers of the last two decades. Stay tuned for more teasers as we lead up to the release of McConkey, in late October.