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TheHamburglarAll of this is assuming good conditions (lots of snow, cold temps, sunny with lots of beer)
First consider the location for your kicker. Make sure the inrun will provide enough speed and the landing has enough, well, landing.
Next consider the kicker itself in relation to the inrun and landing. Desired width, length, height, amount and angle of lip, direction of kicker, etc.
Find the corners of the takeoff and start building a frame from there using blocks of snow if you're lucky, or if you have shitty snow just build two piles. keep building higher and filling in the middle, while packing down the transition on skis.
The jump will slowly come into shape this way, and attention to detail here can be the difference between a functional hump of snow versus an aesthetic af cheese wedge.
Finally start stomping down the inrun by side stepping uphill from the kicker. Dont skip this step- a good inrun will make or break a jump. Make sure its wide enough and packed down well, and the approach for your jump will ride smoother and the speed will be more consistent.
Do a speed check or two to consider how much momentum you carry and where the jump will send your ass.
Next, fucking send it son