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2021 Park City Shot Ski Cancelled


Due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area, the organizers and sponsor of the annual Shot Ski have canceled the event, but plan to return next year.

Park City’s Shot Ski has been in a friendly rivalry for the world record for most participants with Breckenridge resort for years. In 2019, the last time the event was held in Park City, more than 1,300 people stood before 515 skis bolted together into a 2,600-foot-long ski with shot glasses on top.

The event – and attempt at another world record - was scheduled to happen on Saturday, October 9th on Park City’s Main Street. Park City Sunrise Rotary Club member Lola Beatlebrox says they’ve been looking forward to it since the 2020 Shot Ski was canceled last year.

“Park City Sunrise Rotary is really sad and the board to have to cancel this big event, that is our major fundraiser for the year,” Beatlebrox said. “We respect High West’s decision, and it really is best for the community because of the health issues that are involved in having 3,000 people all gathered together and enjoy a day on Main Street and raising money for the nonprofits of this community. But because of the high COVID risk right now, we had to make that decision.”

The event, which usually raises about $30,000 that is distributed to area nonprofits, isn’t a total loss. Beatlebrox says the event sponsor High West Distillery is donating the $10,000 that it would have cost the company to put on the event.

“And so, we are very grateful for this,” Beatlebrox said. “This gift, it will substantially support our grants program, and we will have another fundraiser.”

Beatlebrox says the rotary club is looking at holding a chili cook off with High West next spring and hopes to bring back the Shot Ski in October 2022.

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