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'Tis The Ski Season

Posted by Ginny Sweeney on

Ski season is a welcome distraction this year. It’s something that we all look forward to right around the time that the clocks go back. In an attempt to mix business with pleasure we are also bringing Ginny’s Gin to fine establishments in the Lake Tahoe region and are excited to bring custom made Ginny’s Gin shot skis to a select few homes and bars.

I probably have way too many photographs in my collection and fuzzy memories partaking of shots from the ski. From the bar at Mica Heliskiing in Canada to the restaurant at The Yellowstone Club, Montana the shot ski has never failed to spectacularly get the party started! If you're not familiar, the shot ski is a retired ski which has been mounted with 3 to 5 shot glasses spaced at regular intervals. Revelers place themselves in front of said shot glasses with folks at either end holding the ski. The holders of the ski synchronize the shot drinking - if they mess up, everyone is wearing their shot!

The Ginny’s Gin shot ski sports four shot glasses that resemble mini ski boots which click into fully functional, releasable bindings. You can even choose your skill level. On the side of each boot, like a trail rating, you’ll find a circle (1 oz, the easiest), a square (2 oz, intermediate) and a double diamond (3 oz, for the advanced skiers and partiers among us!). I would like to give a plug to the folks at Shotzski who custom made our shot skis. Like our winemakers who spent years perfecting the Ginny’s Gin recipe, Scott Evans and his team invested years and sacrificed multiple powder days designing the perfect ShotzSki. Since this ski season is off to a slow start here in Tahoe, there seems to be more aprés than ski, so thanks for keeping us entertained, Scott! 

As one ski patroller put it, we are anxious to see new snow from the heavens, not the hoses. And it will come, so check back here to follow more of our adventures in ski country. In the meantime, pray for snow and be sure to ask for Ginny's Gin in your favorite Tahoe bars and restaurants. 


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