Remembering one of skiing’s greatest icons

Ski magazine Powder launched its exclusive “Icons” video series this week featuring renowned athletes from around the sports world addressing the influence of a ski innovator, the late great Shane McConkey. Produced by Red Bull Media House, the series uses footage from the feature film “McConkey” and talks with some of the most influential athletes in their respective disciplines. The first video features snowboarding great Travis Rice as he compares Shane and his ability to push a sport in ways no one thought possible to his own personal pursuits in snowboarding. It seems a bit challenging to have action sports athletes talk about a fallen comrade, but the video is actually enlightening and uplifting rather than a complete downer. Expect a new addition to the “Icons” series every Wednesday throughout the fall exclusively on Powdermag.com.