A new world record for longest shot ski has been set, and it happened right here in Fernie.
Hundreds of people came out to watch and take part as history was made at Fernie Alpine Resort this afternoon. Over 700 feet of skis were bolted together, set up at the base of the Timber Chair, and lined with shots of Jagermeister. With some very careful organization, 522 people lifted the skis together and simultaneously took a shot to toast the wedding of dedicated ski bums Lu Furber and Jeremie Boiteau.
The couple was married at the top of the ski hill earlier in the day and skied down the mountain to meet family, friends, and hundreds of strangers who were inspired to come out and take part in their record-breaking celebration.
The event was sponsored by Jagermeister and came together with help from many local organizations including Fernie Alpine Resort, Gear Hub, and Fernie Lodging Company.