This is cool - Winter Park Resort and Denver Parks and Recreation have teamed up to offer the first-ever skier and rider urban rail yard in Denver. Ruby Hill Rail Yard will open Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. Demonstrations by Winter Park athletes will help kick off the event with free snowboard equipment made available for local youth interested in trying a new sport or fine tuning already learned techniques. More than 3 feet of snow has been made by snowmaking machines on Ruby Hill's natural bowl. The park will remain open until the end of February if the weather holds. Saturday's opening will feature six rails of varying configurations and levels of advancement as well as the latest equipment from Burton, Never Summer and Vans. It's free and open to the public; those 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Ruby Hill Park is located between West Florida and Jewell Avenues and between South Platte River Drive and Quivas Street. Those interested in attending Saturday’s grand opening event can access Ruby Hill Rail Yard from the park’s entrances on West Florida Avenue. Following Saturday’s opening, Ruby Hill Rail Yard will be open from 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.