Save the Date for the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala

Save the Date for the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala

Save the Date! Saturday, March 19, 2016

Prohibition is back and forbidden has never been so inviting.

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Party Rages from 7:00PM until 1:30AM (PST)

This Year’s Theme: Speakeasy (1920s)

Benefitting: The Shane McConkey Foundation…

Posted on January 21st, by MSilva in Good Times, SMF Events, SMF Fundraisers.

Support SMF at Sunnyside, Lake Tahoe

Support SMF at Sunnyside, Lake Tahoe

Join SMF for Food, Drinks & Raffle

When: Wednesday March 25, 2015 from 4 – 9 pm
Who: Family-friendly, bring your friends, your kids, your moms and your pops
Where: Sunnyside Lake Tahoe

Sunnyside is located at 1850 West Lake

SMF Eco Challange Winners Announced

Protect Our Winters Team, Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

Protect Our Winters Team, Montera Middle School, Oakland, CA

In honor of Earth Day, The Shane McConkey Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the first ever Shane McConkey Eco Challenge, with $10K in cash prizes going to …

Pain McShlonkey Classic Returns to Squaw Valley

Witness the greatest ski competition known to man or woman! The Pain McShlonkeyPMS_Poster2014V8 Classic (PMS) returns to Squaw Valley March 29, 2014. Now in its fourth year, this action packed on- and off-mountain event serves as a hilarious tribute to …

Women’s Avalanche Safety Workshop Series

Safe As

In its second year, the popular Women’s Intro to Avalanche Safety and FUNdraiser Day includes classroom and on-snow training, morning yoga, lunch, and an apres party and raffle.  The event is open to women, ages 14 and older who are …

POW Presents Shane McConkey Eco Challenge


POW Presents Shane McConkey Eco Challenge

The Shane McConkey Foundation  (SMF) recently teamed up with  Protect Our Winters (POW) to inspire teens to fight climate change. Building upon POW’s already popular Hot Planet Cool Athletes school assembly program, SMF has …

McConkey Movie Collector’s Edition and Book Available for Pre-Order

Order your copy of the McConkey Movie 3-in-1 Collector’s Edition and Book today.

3-in-1 Collector’s Edition – Available October 8, 2013

Red Bull Media House “3-in-1 Collector’s Edition,” featuring a DVD, Blu Ray, and MP4 Digital Download. “McConkey” is a …

“McConkey” Movie Tour Dates Annouced

The Shane McConkey Foundation is extremely excited to announce that “McConkey” will go on the road this fall with one-night screenings in over 20 locations, including the film tour premiere in Shane’s hometown of Squaw Valley, California on October 5. …




Santa Monica, Calif. – August 13, 2013 – The highly anticipated release of the …

Posted on August 13th, by The Shane McConkey Foundation in Uncategorized.

2013 PMS Competitors Announced

The votes have been tallied, and the Shane McConkey Foundation is excited to announce the amateur competitor lineup for the 2013 Pain McShlockey Classic. After laughing our way through a virtual pile of “Most Embarrassing Moment” entries, we painstakingly whittled …

SMF Supporter Matt Reardon in Honey Jam Line Up

Tahoe local and Shane McConkey Foundation supporter Matt Reardon to play at the Honey Jam Music Festival January 26-27 in Kerikeri, New Zealand. Reardon will debut new material and perform on the main stage backed by local NZ music scene …

Compete in the Greatest Competition Known to Man or Woman

The Shane McConkey Foundation is accepting  entries from amateur competitors for the 3rd Annual Pain McShlonkey Classic to be held on March 30, 2013 at Squaw Valley.

This year’s selection process requires you to expose your most embarrassing moment. If …

Squaw Valley and POW Take a Stand on Climate Change

Squaw Valley’s Andy Wirth and Protect Our Winters’ Chris Steinkamp take a stand on climate change in response to the San Francisco Chronicle article “Warmer Winters Chill Ski Industry”.

Ref: December 7, 2012 article by Peter Fimrite on climate change

Ladies Only Snow Safety Day

Ladies, get stoked to mark your calendars for December 8, 2012! 

Local hot-doggers Elyse Saugstad, Michelle Parker, Lel Tone, Sherry McConkey, Ingrid Backstrom, and Jackie Paaso are proud to present a fundraiser extraordinaire that will raise snow safety and avalanche …

3000 Words

When: June 29, 2012
Where: Fifty Fifty Brewing, Truckee

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation announces the 4th Annual 3000 Word Photography and Philanthropy Event at FiftyFifty Brewing Co. on Friday, June 29 from 5:00-11:00pm. An event unlike any other, 3000 …

McConkey Foundation Donates Big Bucks to Charity

Combine big personalities with big mountains and a mission to laugh hard in the name of charity and you’ve got the Pain McShlonkey Classic (PMS), held March 23-24, 2012 at Squaw Valley.  In its second year, this Shane McConkey Foundation

PMS Competitors Announced!

Below are the winning “Would You Rather” entries for the 2012 Pain McShlonkey Classic. We received a truckload of great entries and it’s painful that we couldn’t choose everyone. If you did not make the on-mountain line up,  we hope …

Ski Like A Ninja

Ski Like A Ninja

Check out this song by Gregory Brown in dedication to Shane McConkey



Greening Our Schools with SMF

Green Team
The Truckee Elementary “Green Team” at work in the cafeteria to reduce waste

Truckee Elementary PTO Partners with the Shane McConkey Foundation to Fund a Green Transformation of the School

 (Truckee/North Lake Tahoe, Calif.) – Truckee Elementary is

Pain McShlonkey Classic Named Not-To-Miss Winter Event names the Pain McShlonkey Classic one of the top not-to-miss winter events of the year!


Steamboat Saucer Boys

Thanks to Ben Hirsch for sending in this awesome photo from the 2009 Cardboard Classic at Steamboat Springs. Keep the photos coming and we’ll keep sharing the love.

Steamboat Saucer Boys

In this photo: The Black Tie Ski Rental Crew

Big Thanks to Don Thomas Sporthaus

Huge props go out to the crew at Don Thomas Sporthaus in Birmingham, Michigan for hosting an amazing event to support the Shane McConkey Foundation (SMF). The evening kicked off with Matchstick Productions’ premier of Attack of La Nina with …

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