Fra Porters Tahoe Blog:"Details are still very sketchy at this point, but just 10 minutes ago we got the word that Squaw Valley / Tahoe legend, big mountain skier extraordinaire, BASE jumper, lover of all things snow and adrenaline, and great family man - Shane McConkey - has died in Italy while BASE jumping. Supposedly a ski didn't eject and sent him into an uncontrolled spin that he couldn't recover from. Again, not sure of the details, but very, very sadly we have confirmed that Shane is no longer with us. Please take a moment to say a prayer for him and his family that he leaves behind. We're all in a state of shock here at Porters.
and will pass on more details when we have them....."