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Do you know what a “shotski contest” is?

Do You Know What A “shotski Contest” Is?

Yesterday, the Wasatch Brewery was celebrating its 30th Anniversary in Park City. To mark the occasion, the local brewer had organized a record-breaking “shotski” event. For those who don't know, we're talking about a ski with Shot Glasses glued to it in which the participants need to tilt and drink simultaneously.

The origin of that practice is up for discussion; some say that the Park City miners invented it some 100 years ago, while others attribute its origin to Ernest Hemingway and his friends at the Sun Valley lodge. I've also heard it could be traced to Austria (Schnappski). Even some French claim the practice as their own product from the Alps (which I doubt very much, as I never heard of it until I came to America)

At any rate, the length of ski upon which the contest was held evolved quite fast; a 223 cm downhill ski proved soon to be too limited. Breckenridge, Colorado is notorious for pushing the envelope in the category. In 2013, 192 adults lined on 313 feet of Main Street held 64 bolted-together skis and drank from the shot glasses attached on them, a first world's record. In the ensuing years, a record of 881 drinkers improved upon that performance.

This is exactly what prompted Wasatch Beers to challenge the feat yesterday when they lined up 1,191 people on Main Street to raise one long 1,961-feet ski with glasses filled with Wasatch's Premium Ale. Cheers!

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Do you know what a “shotski contest” is?


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