We all love a good shot ski. Get all your friends lined up, pour a bunch of shots of peppermint schnapps or whatever it is you like to drink, and pound it all down in unison! There’s nothing that quite captures the essence of Après Ski like that, except for maybe an ice luge if you’re into the fancier stuff.
There are, of course, some downsides to the shot ski. The first problem you might have is the inconvenience of cleaning the glasses themselves, especially when they’re glued to the ski. The second difficulty comes when you have too many or too little friends to complete the shot ski. No one wants to be left out, but at the same time, no one wants to be on a half empty shot ski. Finally, traveling with the shot ski can be its own hassle. You’re already packing multiple sets of skis for your trip to the mountains. Where will you put the extra ski? How are you going to ensure that the glasses won’t break?
The Swig Ski 3000 has the potential to fix all of those problems in one swoop. With the help of their custom ski boot shot glasses, Apres-Allstars brings us a modular shot ski meant to make those après parties much more convenient and customizable. The Apres-Allstars Ski Bindings allow you to easily remove and clean the glasses, which are dishwasher safe, from the ski itself, removing the issue of difficult cleaning.
The most notable feature, of course, is the ski’s modular design. With just the front and end piece, you can build a shot ski for two. Add a center piece and you and two other friends are entering the world of après shots together. One more, and you’ve got four. Your only limit is how many friends you can gather (you can’t really do it alone, unless you just use the front or back piece, but what kind of après-god would you be if you were doing solo shot skis?)
Kickstarter pledges start at just €1 for a sticker pack, but €66 (about $74 USD) will get you your very own modular shot ski for four (including the glasses and bindings). You can just get the glasses and bindings for about $38, and you can get more than just the ski, bindings, and glasses in pledge boxes starting at €112 (about $125). You can also get your hands on last year’s Shot Slope Slalom, a silicone ice mold to make your own ice luge.
I’ll be honest, if I ordered a shot ski at a bar and they brought this out, I’d be pissed. A true shot ski should be on a real ski, absolutely no doubt about that (a piece of plywood cut to look like a ski with shot glasses glued to it definitely doesn’t count, Mr. Fratstar). But, for an at-home/travel shot ski, the Swig Ski 3000’s convenience really can’t be argued.
Image Credit: Tobi Deckert on Kickstarter