Tour Lake Tahoe California’s Squaw Valley Ski Resort with Erik Roner, a true Squaw loc’. Erik reflects on his early days BASE jumping with Shane McConkey and shows off some of his favorite stashes from over the years.
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Erik keeps it mellow skiing on the groomers, probably a good idea coming back from a shattered femur last winter. That doesn’t deter him from snowboard heckling, poler bear club antics, and supervising little Oskar Roner’s first indoor skydive!
Erik was a pro extreme skier/base jumper, aka Rubberneck, and was part of Nitro Circus. Roner was usually the first to attempt any stunt involving snow. On September 28, 2015, Roner sustained fatal injuries while skydiving in Squaw Valley, CA. He was survived by his wife and two children.
Nitro Circus was an “action sport collective” led by Travis Pastrana, featuring his friends and him traveling around the world riding dirtbikes, BASE jumping, and performing stunts. Co-founded in 2003 by Pastrana, Nitro Circus became a media company that produced television programming, documentaries, and the Nitro Circus Live tour. In 2016, the company introduced the Nitro World Games, an action sports competition designed around pushing progression in core action sports disciplines like FMX, BMX, skate, and scooter.