When Shane's looking for image consultation, he turns to Squaw Valley's J.T. Holmes, 19, who's known as the "cool police" around Tahoe. Pretty soon Shane'll be asking J.T. for technique tips, too. J.T. launches off cliffs and can throw mistys with the best of them. His secret to success-he skis smart, looking for landings and scoping lines. "He's good at everything-freeskiing, Alaska, park tricks-I respect him for that...I think he's a lot like me," says McConkey.
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