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Giant Snow Ramp

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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.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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

Materials:
-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)
-Muscles
-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)

Step 2: Preperations

Start by finding a decent spot to build your ramp and make sure you have plenty of room in your back or front yard (about 50+ feet). Once you know where you'll have your ramp take a big piece of ply wood and stick it behind where all your snow will be so doesn't pile up against your house. Then climb up on your roof and start shoveling that snow (this is where you need that big shovel). At first dump it in a pile and continue pileing it up to the edge of your roof (this is where 2 days and 2 friends come in handy).
Falcon00222 months ago

Wow that is cool, I dont get snow though where I live, though.

cr8smthng2 months ago
I broke my collarbone on one of these as a teenager, completely worth it! Haha
Dr MonkeyMan3 months ago
Skillz!!!
as95 months ago
Makes me wanna sled,,,
Boppylop1 year ago
I WOULD SO LOVE TO DO THIS!!! But i live where it dosent snow... :(
Haha last february the blizzard did this for us!
Aron3132 years ago
Why is this posted in the airsoft group?
tim1272 years ago
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. :)
Evan2010 (author)  aidanjarosgrilli2 years ago
www.youtube.com/thegoprovideos
popewill2 years ago
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.
blodefood2 years ago
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.
mberg2 years ago
pic 3 is awsome
BillBiker3 years ago
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?
Evan2010 (author)  BillBiker3 years ago
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
Evan2010 (author) 3 years ago
We just got hit with another snow storm of about 14 inches so maybe I'll be able to build it up again. Hopefully.
ddunau3 years ago
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.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2093293&id=1032652060&l=d8798eb3ac

Ill make a video eventualy
Evan2010 (author)  ddunau3 years ago
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ddunau Evan20103 years ago
Thers ice on it so its smooth enoughh to be able to go down. Theres one on my pagee. Massachusetts
add a video and ill bump it up to 5 stars
vomajeff3 years ago
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!!
Ghost Wolf3 years ago
I would love to see a video of this 4.5 star by the way

PS. I'll give you the extra .5 if you make a video

lol 5 stars JK
AWWasylik3 years ago
sweet :)
PUT WATER ON IT AND IT WILL STAY TILL JULY!!!!!
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 =)

+1 for videos?
I was thinking more of a BLOOPERS video! :) Yes?! :) Great job on the ramp!!!!
OH wow!! :)
jensenr303 years ago
That is INSATIABLE!!
The_DonuT3 years ago
hehe nice jumping style =P
TOCO3 years ago
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.
Evan2010 (author)  TOCO3 years ago
Yeah I have been there but its kind of small.
TOCO Evan20103 years ago
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

I'd totally do this if i can proof to my mother that this is safe hahaha
Evan2010 (author)  howangcturtle3 years ago
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.

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.
lucek3 years ago
Can you say Darwin award anyone?
quakefiend3 years ago
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.
Evan2010 (author)  quakefiend3 years ago
I was thinking that but it had already snowed.
dangerous but fun... the two best things in life
Evan2010 (author)  lphillips0943 years ago
Couldn't agree more.
its all fun and games until someone gets hurt... then its even funnier
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