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Annual Park City Shot Ski Event Postpones In-Person Event, Still Offers At Home Alternative

This year is the fifth anniversary of the Park City Shot Ski Event, hosted by the Park City Sunrise Rotary Club. In the past, participants at the event would stand shoulder-to-shoulder on Main Street and take a shot at the same time off skis that are bolted together. 

Last year, more than 1,300 people came out, which required 515 skis. 

The event started a few years ago when some of the Park City Rotary Club members visited Breckenridge, Colorado. The two cities now compete for the largest turn out. Last year Park City beat the previous year’s record, but Breckenridge had a larger turn out. 

This year, the competition has been put on hold. Jim Whitney, with the Rotary Club, said it wouldn’t be possible to social distance at the event.  

“Well 2020 being what it is, everything's kind of been thrown up in the air,” Whitney said. “So we did decide that there was just no way to do in-person.” 

But the rotary club has come up with an alternative. 

“We are currently hosting the 2020 shots, the ‘home edition,’” he said. “Then yes, our plan is to have the live in person event again in May and go for the actual world record at that time.”

Whitney said in May they’re hoping for more than 1,400 people to come out to the event. 

He said the home edition of the event won’t be competitive. 

“We're not trying to break the record, we just want to kind of get some community involvement and bring everybody together,” according to Whitney. 

There are two packages available to purchase to participate from home. All proceeds will go towards the Rotary Club’s Grant Program. 

The at home event is scheduled for October 24.

You can find more information at their website parkcitysunriserotary.org.

Jessica joins KPCW as a general assignment reporter and Sunday Weekend Edition host. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in English — concentrating in film studies — and journalism. Before moving to Utah, she spent time in Atlanta, GA.
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