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Does anyone have experience in snow making?

Since the seasons almost over and i dont feel like spending 2 grand going to the mountain everyday to practice tricks im going to make a little terrain park in my yard, mainly a small table top, a decent kicker a step up and a rail. Have a starting ramp off my patio roof for speed.

The problem isnt in the ramps wich will be made of wooden skeletons, its in how i make snow and the best way to do it. Ive seen online snow makers for decent prices like 130$ and up but i dont know what i would need to accomplish what i want to do.

Any help is nice and if u feel the need to say funny things also feel free.

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funny things also.

you need the snahmaker, a shit ton of juice (electricity) and a shit ton of water... making snow is pretty damn expensive from what i've read/heard.

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snow

You're better off with a pickup, shovels, beer, and friends..... go get it... don't make it.
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You're better off with a pickup, shovels, beer, and friends..... go get it... don't make it.
I have a ford f350 plow truck shovels, and frends....no beer :/. Problem with your scenario is what if theres no snow to get?

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I have a couple of buddies who are local snowmakers. Lots of work, time, and money. You're probably better off hauling snow as someone already said.
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Then make it.... but I'm just saying it costs ALOT even for private home use makers I think you have to ask the electric company to wire you special insert and then charge you hourly for the kilowatts.... so look into it more if you are interested....

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well this is a sad sad day for me...guess ill just pay for the lift tickets.

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This may be a bit of a long shot, but we have a sports arena with a skating rink about a mile from my place. The zamboni always dumps its bin just outside in the parking lot. There's usually a pretty large pile of ice scrapings there. I know ours converts to roller skating for part of the year, but if you have a skating rink in the area you might be able to supply yourself for at least part of the off-season.

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haul snow from an ice skating rink...perhaps get it unloaded right from the zamboni

also try sawdust...hood kids did that on dry grass and it worked ok but I think some old carpet with sawdust would work better.



or just go to the local hill...august 1st a few years ago




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Since the seasons almost over and i dont feel like spending 2 grand going to the mountain everyday to practice tricks im going to make a little terrain park in my yard, mainly a small table top, a decent kicker a step up and a rail. Have a starting ramp off my patio roof for speed.

The problem isnt in the ramps wich will be made of wooden skeletons, its in how i make snow and the best way to do it. Ive seen online snow makers for decent prices like 130$ and up but i dont know what i would need to accomplish what i want to do.

Any help is nice and if u feel the need to say funny things also feel free.
dude if you get snow in your back yard im coming over! lol

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