Soon after arriving in a ski town, one is thrust into the midst of its distinctive lifestyle. One’s new fellow ski bums, particularly the short- and semi-long-term inhabitants, excrete a particular rowdy, party-driven joie de vivre, replete with cheap drugs (usually weed–the profusion of dispensaries is no sheer coincidence) and cheap alcohol (often PBR, or high-proof liquor as it provides more bang for the buck). The shot ski is a favorite party prop of the ski bum, featuring shot glasses bolted to an old alpine ski, often with retro graphics. Each glass is filled, ski bums line up, and in a coordinated movement befitting synchronized swimmers down the shot simultaneously. Talented drinkers that they are, ski bums are capable of doing shots off a ski even when differing greatly in height, blood alcohol contents, or other physical characteristics.