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Legendary Skier Shane McConkey Would be 50 Today

He died 10 years ago in a ski-BASE accident

Shane McConkey, one of the best Canadian skiers ever, was born on Dec. 30, 1969, and died on March 26, 2009. He would have turned 50 today.

McConkey appeared in over 25 of ski films, won dozens of ski competitions and pushed the limit of extreme skiing. He was known for his ski-BASE jumping. He was the first to use reverse camber skis and introduced powder skis to the world.

On April 2, 2011, he inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of fame. He died during a ski-BASE accident that was caught on film and left behind a wife and young daughter.

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