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This is the Giant Snow Ramp version 2. Since last year where I live we got record snowfalls so we had tons of snow to work with and was able to build up a ramp purely out of snow (link here). So this year I'm not expecting to have that much snow so to continue to ski off my roof I decided that I would build most of the ramp out of wood and build a frame. Although this version of the Giant Snow Ramp isn't free it does take away lots of the labor involved with piling up two tons of snow.

Don't be dumb and use common sense your going to be skiing off a roof.

Step 1: Materials

This project requires quite a bit of lumber 112 feet of 2x4's to be exact and two sheets of 5/8 inch 4x8 foot ply wood and a box of 3 inch wood screws. Heres a list.
Materials:
7 - 2x4x16 (requires a big car)
2 - 5/8 inch 4x8 ply wood sheets
10 - 1x2x8
A few extra 2x4x8's for extra support
lots of - 3 inch wood screws
3/4 to a gallon of outdoor paint

Tools:
Chop saw / miter saw
Circular saw
Marker or pencil
Protractor
Tape measurer
Drill and Impact driver
Hammer
Paint brushes and rollers
<p>I will have fun snowboarding next year off my roof. Thanks!!!!!</p>
<p>nice ski bike!</p>
I dig the bike rack upgrade!
My idea &lt;---
niiiice...I should try this... the only problem, is we don't have any snow. Oh, and the fact that I live in a domehome might make some complications....<br><br>Anyway, thanks for sharing! :D
might be cheaper to go to a real ski hill than all those materials. and much longer runs!
It only cost about 20 bucks at most, the price of a ski ticket around here
WOW!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!!
finally someone agrees with me, cough DallasDeckard cough cough
if he wants to ski off his roof let him it's his roof anyways
I have built one very similar to this but it was coming off of a large play structure. Instead of the horizontal slats, I stapled some cheap carpet onto the ramp to allow the snow to stick to it.<br>Salt!!!! Add salt to your snow to go faster. It helps compact and ice up the ramp. It may stunt or kill the grass at the base of the ramp though.
OMG, Please, please please do not use this thing, especially with an unstable &quot;ski bike&quot;. There is NOTHING stopping you from falling off the sides of this ramp near the rooftop, which will be EVEN WORSE than simply falling off the roof. You'll be falling off a roof ONTO A SKI BIKE. <br> <br>The groin damage alone could kill you in the most horrific fashion. <br>Even worse, YOU MIGHT LIVE. <br> <br>Not to mention, there's nothing stopping you from simply falling off the roof itself. <br> <br>
I think ill be fine
I try to think that ill &quot;go out in style.&quot;
We used to make ramps off our roof... but that was in Alaska so we didn't need a structure, we just kept piling our snow from the driveway in one spot. Great idea for people who don't get much snowfall!
Love it! <br /><br />Where's the video of you doing sweet jumps off the ramp I imagine you've built just out of picture frame?
No kidding! This is cool and all, but I want to see video!
soon

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