Gelande Quaff 2011

Written by wade on March 22, 2011 – 2:46 pm -

011 Gelande Quaffing World Championships
This 1980s après ski game was invented by the Jackson Hole Air Force at the Bear Claw Café (now the Village Café) in Teton Village, Wyoming. The bartender slid a mug of beer down the bar to a patron, who let it launch, caught it mid-flight, and then chugged it.
As it progressed, tricks were added, such as spins and under-leg catches.  Thus was born “Gelande Quaffing.”(Gelande is a style of ski jumping.)
The long-lost tradition was revived a few years ago and is now a popular annual event.
Congratulations to the winning team, TGT Stickers, not only the first women’s team to win, but the only women’s team entered. Congrats and good job to Alexa Macdonald, Betsy Bingle, Emily Schuparra, and Anne Thomas. 


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  1. By Baconzoo on Mar 22, 2011 | Reply

    Classic Jackson: Hundreds of guys and 4 chicks win!

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