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The only smoke shacks I've been to have been at Breck.

I'd like to hear other peoples experiences with hunting for one, building one and any other interesting info about them.

Plus other mountains that have them.

Winter is almost here.:yahoo:
 

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We use to have a bunch of smoke shacks at Mt. Snow. Some of them hidden right in plain sight and you'd never see them unless someone pointed it out, others hidden deep in trees. Even had a couch at one with a little lean-to shack that you could launch off of after a nice pow day.
 

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Monarch mountain isn't as popular as some other Colorado mountains but I've made many friends and had plenty of good times in the smoke shack there. The shack is well made and roomy with sitting room for about 9 riders. I would be careful on crowded weekends because I have seen a sheriff on the hill once or twice scoping the area around where the shack can be found. Has always been a chill spot for me though. Knock on wood. :D
 

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Stevens Pass has a ton. There's a cave that's well known, cool spot to go and meet up with randos to match bowls and share beers. My friends and I have a spot that we work on every year that we start early in the season in what turns out to be a huge treewell. Total protection from the elements without much effort!



Craziest/most legit one I've been in was at Crystal Mountain. It was built by an ex-patroller or something like that and has layers of logs and tarp to keep the weather out. Absolutely invisible unless you know right where to look... and even then it takes some time to find the tarp-door.
 

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I'm amazed that this is a thing. My experience with pot heads always showed far less motivation.
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I learn something new about this sport/lifestyle every day

I passed over this thread since it was started and just got curious. Not a clue what a "smoke shack" was, now I know
 

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All those places sound absolutely awesome!

I can't wait to move north or west. Either would be a dream come true.
 

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I learn something new about this sport/lifestyle every day

I passed over this thread since it was started and just got curious. Not a clue what a "smoke shack" was, now I know
People call it a smoke shack but its just a little hand made shack that boarders stop by to chill, smoke, drink, put stickers up, work on it or just the adventure of getting to it. Most shacks require a decent amount of skill to get to them.

Look up "smoke shack at breckenridge" on YouTube
 

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Pretty hyped to see how the scene changes here in Washington now that we have legalized possession for 21+. It's always been verrrry open here (atleast where I ride) but now I hope it's just going to be a free for all!

I love the fact that on the mountains smoking is so accepted. It's been a great way for me to link up with some really cool people who have turned out to be long term riding buddies.
 

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Sometimes when I am tired at Stevens, I will just ride around and smoke dudes out. Usually happens at the end of the day when my legs are jelly. Love the cave but there are a couple of spots out where we dig and build snow caves. It is nice to have a good spot to chill up there out of the wind.
 

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That's rad dude, people like you are what makes Stevens the awesome place it is. I love that people are so friendly there! I've grown up riding here and I swear I have no desire to ride anywhere else. I'm reminded of how cool a place it is every time I ride at Snoqualmie or Crystal. Talk about a completely difference scene!

My favorite is finishing a hike and meeting chill people at the top. Most of the time they're down for a smoke, and even if they're not they are always cool about it.
 

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Sometimes when I am tired at Stevens, I will just ride around and smoke dudes out. Usually happens at the end of the day when my legs are jelly. Love the cave but there are a couple of spots out where we dig and build snow caves. It is nice to have a good spot to chill up there out of the wind.
That's rad dude, people like you are what makes Stevens the awesome place it is. I love that people are so friendly there! I've grown up riding here and I swear I have no desire to ride anywhere else. I'm reminded of how cool a place it is every time I ride at Snoqualmie or Crystal. Talk about a completely difference scene!

My favorite is finishing a hike and meeting chill people at the top. Most of the time they're down for a smoke, and even if they're not they are always cool about it.

I agree, you guys have a badass sweet spot. I've been to a few mountains full of really abnoxios and judgemental people that always give you that "look". It always feels good when your surrounded by people with the same chill and mellow attitude.
 

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smoke shacks fail

the first rule of smoke shacks is you don't talk about smoke shacks cuz excitable newly promoted ski patrol manager love to show their zest for the job by tearing them down and searching for the "PERPS"
 

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Man, when I used to toke and ride I used to just pull over in the trees, smoke and go. No time to waste in a shack!
 

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Found another one today. :D

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Not the biggest or most elaborate but it at least has a door and a window. Other amenities include folding chairs and an old school wood burning furnace.

I don't post pics of the ones I find inbounds but this one is not at a resort, so why not? :)

I must have rode past this one dozens of times and I haven't seen it until today. Looks like it has been there at least a couple of years.

People really need to stop littering in these things. There were way too many empty cans and bottles to count.
 

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the first rule of smoke shacks is you don't talk about smoke shacks cuz excitable newly promoted ski patrol manager love to show their zest for the job by tearing them down and searching for the "PERPS"
We find our patrol chillin in the shacks. They don't care..... Forrest service cares.
 

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there used to be a nice one in Jackson way back when, out toward the Hobacks 'somewhere' ...no idea if it's still there

none here that i know of, but, no time to dillydally! its the chair or a quick woods stop for a burn and a squirt, carpe f-in diem yo
 
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