During the recent Utah gathering, I stayed at the Gold Miner's Daughter, and they have their walls covered with cool old pictures of some of the Alta pioneers.
Two people who showed up a lot were Jim McConkey and Jim Shane, sometimes in the same photograph, so they obviously knew each other.
A little research seems to indicate that Jim McConkey is Shane McConkey's father? Was Shane McConkey named for Jim Shane, or is that just a coincidence?
Did the Two Jims work for Alta during the early days or were they just two of the best skiers of their time who happened to ski at Alta?