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Poll Results: Rasta Huts:

 
  • 6% (3)
    I build them
  • 16% (8)
    I use them
  • 22% (11)
    I've seen them, but usually ski on past
  • 55% (27)
    Rasta what's?!?
49 Total Votes  
post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Or whatever you may call them, do you build them, stop in and use them, ski on past them, or don't know what the hell I'm talking about...
post #2 of 26
Has something to do with gonja
post #3 of 26
Flawed, needs an option "I can't remember"
post #4 of 26
Ued to build them, now I ski on past. Not that I'm against that sort of thing - just kinda got bored with it. I assume you're talking about smokehuts. We never called them Rasta Huts.
post #5 of 26
I axed a guy and he told me it was a "Whizz & Dump Windbreak"

So I did. Sorry.
post #6 of 26
There used to be this string of rasta huts running up a whole trail. It was hangin' on a wire at Sugarloaf. 'taint thar no more.
post #7 of 26
Don't really need a hut.
post #8 of 26
Get a dugout and a zippo. Smoke on the lift.
post #9 of 26
Dude, that's the true usage of a treewell... If you get a big enough one, it works quite well as a windbreak and a place to make a bench outta your skis, bust out the sammiches, the flask and turn up the Bob Marley a bit... So I guess the answer is no. In the past season, I became quite fond of rolling a few "cigars" beforehand tho- they fit well in an eyeglass case and are easier to keep going than glassware with a few peeps in the circle. Just my .02
post #10 of 26
Ski up. Smile. Check wind direction from smoke exit. Smell. Laugh. Mark on map. Ski past.

There are many you’ll find just a bit from rope into BC but primarily the majority found inbounds as its less work for the frequent occupants and they can eventually find their way down safely. While mountain service will break down a few problem shacks and use the timbers for trail line or erosion use; amazing the engineering skill that has gone into a number of these that have withstood the ravages of nature and the demolition axe. I’m just sure one will be found in “Architectural Digest” someday
More: http://www.denverpost.com/skiing/ci_5682780
post #11 of 26
Quote:
At Mary Jane, there are more than 20 huts hidden in the woods, some built by loggers who first thinned the hill for skiing more than 30 years ago. The mountain's patrollers rarely bother with removing the storied shacks. "There are probably more than we even know about," Winter Park spokesman Matt Sugar said. "The only time it becomes an issue is when they get trashy, and that's not common. In a very limited number of cases we've had to take them down if it becomes a hazard."
That's awesome! I friggin' heart MJ
post #12 of 26
I had no clue what you guys were talking about. Are you telling me that there are shacks on the mountain in which I can partake in safety meetings? I usually just did it on the lift and if it was too windy then I was just SOL. Please, tell me, where can I find these "Rasta Huts" around LL and the Basin? There are no such thing where I moved from in the mid-Atlantic.
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGnar View Post
I had no clue what you guys were talking about. Are you telling me that there are shacks on the mountain in which I can partake in safety meetings? I usually just did it on the lift and if it was too windy then I was just SOL. Please, tell me, where can I find these "Rasta Huts" around LL and the Basin? There are no such thing where I moved from in the mid-Atlantic.
I think it depends on your mountain... aside from permanent structures such as lift booths and pump houses, many hills do indeed have skier-built snow-caves/shelters scattered throughout the woods. To find them you could ski with mtn. employees and pass holders who look like they might be "in the know," or just get a couple friends, a folding saw, and a shovel and spend an afternoon working just off the side of your favorite glade.
Bonus points for ski in/ski out capability.

*edit* Just noticed this was post number 420 for me. Seriously!
post #14 of 26
(insert bong bubbling noise) cough, cough... uuuh!? What was the question again?
post #15 of 26
Burn a Turn at Stowe!!
post #16 of 26
I never heard this term before but I think I know where one is at Mount Snow, I always smell something interesting when skiing a certain glade on sunbrook side.

I am going to Winter Park in April so I will have to do some tree skiing at MAry Jane.
post #17 of 26
I' pretty sure that there's at least one at every lift. I don't use them much anymore. Back in the day me and my buddy RJ built one thats still around.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
get a couple friends, a folding saw, and a shovel and spend an afternoon working just off the side of your favorite glade.
Look for the "rasta hut build-off" thread this coming season!
post #19 of 26
Anyone ever been to the Jerry Garcia Shrine on Aspen (Ajax) Mountain? Was there once years ago, very worth checking out.

I found this link about it. Funny thing is the sign "Stoner Avenue." I actually grew up in a house on Long Island at 1 Stoner Ave. Really!

http://www.aspensnowmassshrines.com/...d=1,16,0,0,1,0
post #20 of 26
Too bad there isn't one off High Noon.
post #21 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGnar View Post
Too bad there isn't one off High Noon.
You only have yourself to blame!
post #22 of 26
How bout we send in a video to ABC Extreme Home Makeover (Rasta Hut Edition?) with a hardship story.. Ever since Grandma was diagnosed with caterax and glaucoma boo hoo waa waa...
post #23 of 26
There are several that I know about at Mammoth. There were a couple of very well-equipped ones off of the bottom of the trail back to Chair 12 that the mountain tolerated for years, but when they started having CO2 gas coming out of the ground from the volcano, they took them out because they were afraid people would succumb to the fumes (although "succumbing to the fumes" never seemed to bother us before if you know what I mean!)
post #24 of 26
I'm hungry.

There are quite a few scattered around Winter Park. One really big one has been dubbed "Hotel California". Ski Patrol built a new one two years ago off Trestle. I hear it has quite the view.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by daysailer1 View Post
I hear it has quite the view.
Skier's left, up by the rocks?
post #26 of 26

Essential gear

No hut? No treewell? "High" speed quad? Every stoney ranger needs a stormproof lighter!

Dis one is da bestest!
http://www.brunton.com/product.php?id=6
The cheap ones just don't last.

(caution - this puppy will instantly sear flesh!)
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