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

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

OnTheSnow.com 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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