How to Make a Snow Hole

You and your friends are having a snowball fight. You are so excited as the first shot is fired-only to discover that you are without a fort to protect yourself. Before you know it, you are covered in snowballs. But fear not! After you read this article, this will never happen again. Prepare to read.... How to Make a Snow Hole!


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    Find a good location for your snow hole. A busy street probably isn't the best idea. An empty corner near the place where the snowball fight is would be ideal.
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    Remember that with snow and ice, bigger is not better. Your snow hole has to have room. But don't make it too big. Make just enough room for you to stand up and spread your arms out.
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    You might want to make the snow hole in advance. With how big it will be, starting it 30 minutes before the snowball fight would be just enough time.
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    Take a step back and look at your work. Your snow hole should look like a round dome with a hole on top. Pack snow on areas that have cracks or are thin. Repair your snow hole so that it's durable and won't fall down with just a touch.
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    Be sure that your walls are at least 4 inches (10.2 cm) thick. The walls on your snow hole should be at least 4 inches (10.2 cm) thick. If they are, you must now crawl into the snow hole. Be careful, as your snow hole may collapse.
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    Use the snow on the floor of your snow hole to make snowballs. Make at least enough to last 15 minutes.
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    You are now ready for the snowball fight! Be safe, don't do anything stupid, but most of all, HAVE FUN!!


  • If you want to, you can make a wall around your snow hole for extra protection.
  • Don't be sad if your snow hole falls down. You can always make a new one! ( But if it falls down during the snowball fight, that's a bad thing!)
  • If your snowball fight is in the woods, try camouflaging your snow hole for secrecy and surprise attacks.
  • Make up an epic name for your snow hole, like " The Fox Hole" or something like that.
  • Have a great time!


  • Stay safe! Don't build your snow hole in a place you don't know well.
  • Don't make a snow hole on someone else's property, unless it's your friend's house and you have permission.
  • If your snow hole collapses on top of you, stay calm and dig your way out.

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