Squaw Valley’s Eagles’ Nest renamed McConkey’s

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on September 29, 2009 11:06 am

It’s the most prominent feature of Squaw Valley.  Looming right next to the top of KT-22 is Eagles’ Nest.  Now it shall forever be known as McConkey’s.  The trail maps have been rewritten!   It’s a super cool tribute to the Squaw Valley legend who tragically passed away last March. 

McConkey called Eagles’ Nest the perfect training ground for the backcountry big mountain stage.  As Shane once said to me with a big grin, even if you fall, “You’ll only pinball once or twice!”  The High Line on Eagles’ Nest McConkey’s was measured by Robb Gaffney in his book Squallywood as having a 68.5 degree pitch, one of the steepest in all of North America.

The most prominent feature of one of the greatest ski resorts, residing next to one of the greatest chairlifts in the world, now bears the name of skiing’s greatest hero.  Amen to that.

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