Down the hatch – Queenstown to go for shotski world record

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An attempt to break the world record for the biggest shot-ski – more than 100 metres – is to be made in Queenstown.

The Recreation Ground attempt on Sunday, June 2, requires 264 participants – or ‘shot-skiers’.

All must be over 18 and prepared to knock back German-style schnaps ZUMWOHL.

ZUMWOHL’s producer Aotearoa Distillers is organising the challenge, which aims to beat the record set in January at Breckenridge, United States – involving 95.4 metres of skis bolted together, and 192 people.

A shot-ski is a snow ski with four shot glasses mounted on it.

Aotearoa managing director Uwe Fuehrer says it won’t be officially noted by the Guinness Book of Records as it no longer recognises alcohol-based challenges.

“It’s all pretty light-hearted. Afterwards, photos will be sent as a challenge to other mountain and alpine regions.”
Those wanting to take part must go to ZUMWOHL’s Facebook page – registration is 3.30pm on the day, with the attempt scheduled for 4.30pm.