Newlyweds help break shot ski record

Historic toast to the bride and groom achieved at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Bride Lu Furber grins as 540 people prepare to break the world record for the longest shot ski. Groom Jeremie Boiteau is to the bride’s right (wearing a grey hat).

Bride Lu Furber grins as 540 people prepare to break the world record for the longest shot ski. Groom Jeremie Boiteau is to the bride’s right (wearing a grey hat).

Nicole Liebermann/Fernie Free Press

A new world record for longest shot ski has been set, and it happened in Fernie.

Hundreds of people came out to watch and take part as history was made at Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday afternoon, March 30.

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, 540 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.

Guinness World Records was on hand to verify the shot.