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Marijuana: Top five rules of ski-area smoke shack etiquette

While mountain smoke shacks like the ones described in this week's feature, "Secret Stashes," tend to be, well, secret, they are also built on public land and are meant for any herb lover who finds them to stop in and enjoy however they see fit.

But there are some basic unwritten guidelines to follow.

Below are the top five etiquette tips I gleaned from talking with locals, perusing ski message boards and simply being a lifelong snowboarder.

5. Respect the Shack. While adding your own memento or carving a slogan into a dead log are generally accepted, don't destroy someone else's hard work by pulling down benches to make rail slides or using the shack as a toilet. Also, if you stumble upon the rare shack complete with a bong inside, make sure the bong stays there safely for the next shacker to ski up and use. Page down for more smoke shack tips.
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William Breathes
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