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Published February 18, 2012, 04:59 PM

High school students build large ramp despite snow-less winter

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) -- High school students in Hawley are taking somewhat of a snow-less winter into their own hands. Every year, this same group of kids builds a ramp out of snow to ride snowboard's down. This year, it is actually bigger than ever.

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) -- High school students in Hawley are taking somewhat of a snow-less winter into their own hands. Every year, this same group of kids builds a ramp out of snow to ride snowboard's down. This year, it is actually bigger than ever.

Micah Sandman and his friends have been pretty bummed with the lack of snow this winter. That all changed once they put their minds together and came up with a plan.

Micah: "We actually went around town and stole snow if you will, and brought it here, built that jump."

Now after collecting and piling nearly 6 tons of snow, Sandman and his friends can now well hit the slopes.

Micah: "I am used to it, but the first time is always a little scary."

It took these 15 high school students just one week to build this enormous ramp.

Micah: "We went with trucks, and pulled trailers, and had a lawn mower and we had a bunch of guys and we'd fill up the trailer and bring it here and form it."

This enormous 16 foot pile of snow sits in front of Ron Wieck's house. His son is one of the students behind this mastermind of a plan.

Ron: "It was teamwork and it was good exercise and it kept them off the video games and all that sort of stuff so we are all for it."

Last year they built a ramp half the size of this years off the garage. Wieck has been watching day by day the hill getting bigger and bigger.

Ron: "This year of all years when we have no snow, they decide to go all out and they build this monstrosity of a ramp to snowboard."

As each boarder climbs the latter,Straps on their boots, And takes the plunge, it is clear to see no winter fun has been spared for these kids.

Wieck made each parent sign a waiver in case their kid got hurt.

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