Within Shane there were aspects that all skiers could relate to, whether his passion, humor, skill, innovation or just his connection to others and ability to make them happy. Many skiers exemplify one or or more of these traits but it is something that was a total package with Shane. Shane came at a time that the ski industry needed Shane and Shane needed the ski industry to propel what we know as skiing to the levels that you now see today. These stars alining caused breakthroughs in innovation as well as a perception change of skiing, because of Shanes cumulation of passion and personality he will not soon be replaced.
Everyone is their own skier,