Do you live in a state with lots of snow and really cold weather but you have no where to ski? (like Minnesota) Or you just don't feel like spending 20+ bucks to go ski somewhere and you just want to stay home. Then this instructable is for you on how to make a ski resort in your own backyard! Coming soon (hopefully): A box and rail instructable.

Step 1: Materials

This is the fun part where you get to shovel 2 tons of snow.

-Snow (and lots of it, helps when you get a record snowfall)
-Shovels (a small one and a big scooping shovel)
-Cold weather (-1 helps)
-Two friends to help you
-Wood (to help in the making process)
-Time (took me and my friends 2 whole days)
-Lights (for working at night)
-Ladder (to get on your roof)
-Common sense (since you'll be working mainly on top of your roof a you'll be skiing off a jump)
<p><strong>cool beans man it is awesome i live in colorado it snows alot</strong></p>
<p>A trick for piling up alot of snow in one place is too get someone to stand at a stopped snow blower wit just the auger running, point the chute where you want the snow and simply shovel the snow into the auger.</p>
<p>Wow that is cool, I dont get snow though where I live, though.</p>
I broke my collarbone on one of these as a teenager, completely worth it! Haha
Makes me wanna sled,,,
I WOULD SO LOVE TO DO THIS!!! But i live where it dosent snow... :(
Haha last february the blizzard did this for us!
Why is this posted in the airsoft group?
I wish it was only 20+ dollars. where I am its usually 50+
Next time you make one, put a gopro or small video camera on the skis or snow board. :)
Man, down here in the dakotas we barely have any snow, as soon as I get some I'm totally gonna do this. That makes me wish I have a snowboard. oh well, I guess ill just use my snow skate.
I would so not do this. My parents live in an area where they get a lot of snow. They had ice damage from snow melting and refreezing on one side of the house because the accumulation was taller than people. They had to have the entire wall replaced as well as parts of the roof and floors.
pic 3 is awsome
I really did not read too much on this one, but I do have a question. Won't this put alot of stress on your roof? Possibly making it warped?
Not at all. I should have taken a picture of my roof before this, there was a four or five foot snow drift on top of it
We just got hit with another snow storm of about 14 inches so maybe I'll be able to build it up again. Hopefully.
I did this same idea just now. Only took me about 15 hours total over a week. Here are some pictures of how it turned out.<br><br>http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2093293&amp;id=1032652060&amp;l=d8798eb3ac<br><br>Ill make a video eventualy
add a video and ill bump it up to 5 stars
Very cool ible!! when I was younger (a long time ago), I used to build sled runs off the side of the house. My kid and his friends would sled down it all day long. Have a great time enjoying your project!!
I would love to see a video of this 4.5 star by the way <br><br>PS. I'll give you the extra .5 if you make a video<br><br>lol 5 stars JK
sweet :)
Ohh so if it melts it'll just melt off the ramp and the there are clearance between the house and the ramp. I think it would be nice to have a detailed video =) <br> <br>+1 for videos?
I was thinking more of a BLOOPERS video! :) Yes?! :) Great job on the ramp!!!!
OH wow!! :)
hehe nice jumping style =P
Cool, Have you ever been to spirit mountain? My cousins used to go their a lot. But now they cant because they are both in college so they dont have the time to go.
Yeah I have been there but its kind of small.
I think the last time I was there was 6th grade (4 yrs ago). I just stayed on the starter (my cousin calls it the pancake hill) hill to help my little brother who must have been like 6 at the time. I had the hang of it right away. The ripstick helped me a lot. My little bro (a skateboarder) didnt get it so fast. My cousin took off and went to the bigger hills. It was fun to watch my brother fail and to be the nerd that was doing so much better that the popular kid.
what about the problem of leakage in the house when the snow melts? And standing on a roof of course O.o <br><br>I'd totally do this if i can proof to my mother that this is safe hahaha
It might be hard to tell in the photos but the snow isn't piled up against the side of the house to prevent leaking and to prevent the wall of the house from rotting. <br><br>Also a tip to prove to your mom that it's safe is to pile up all the snow before telling her so she'll then see how much work you put into it and let you do it. Just kidding, but my mom knew about it and my idea to, ski off my roof and she thought it was a great idea and let me do it.
Can you say Darwin award anyone?
you could avoid having to have so much snow by building a ramp that backs up to your roof with a few inches of snow packed onto it. Maybe nail ridges (small strips of osb) on it to hold the snow better.
I was thinking that but it had already snowed.
dangerous but fun... the two best things in life
Couldn't agree more.
its all fun and games until someone gets hurt... then its even funnier
<br> Why is it that you like men?<br> <br>
What i like best about this is, most of the night shots the person has a T shirt on. But in the day shots the person has a jacket on.
The person with a T shirt was me. It was two diffrent days and the day with the t shirt was warm (around 28).<br>
O_O you..you mean in Fahrenheit????FREEZING!!!i can barely stand outside when its 50 degrees outside with a coat on!!
amazing idea!!!here in texas we dont get as much snow though...=D
Im going to have fun here in Estonia with that snow. We have 1,5 m snow here :D
Living in a rather flat and snowy area hopefully means living in a windy area. If so it will be the perfect place for SNOWKITING - check that out, but be warned - it's addictive. And if you want, you can also get hurt doing so.<br> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGhFiBxN2Bo">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGhFiBxN2Bo</a><br>
This is awesome! I wish I had a short roof like this. Problem is we don't get enough snow either. Maybe a little further north of us, but not in the city....aww well, great idea none the less!
Unfortunately, i don't live in an area that gets this kind of snow otherwise I would definitely take advantage of this IBLE. What a great way to work tricks. The jumps at the small ski places I usually go are way too big and crowded to &quot;try&quot; tricks. You pretty much have to do them and get the heck out of the way or risk taking a board or ski pole to the head. Nice work.
Got any video?

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