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Get Ready To Shred, Ruby Hill Rail Yard Open For Season

DENVER (CBS4)- Get ready to shred and ride the rails right in the heart of the city now that Ruby Hill Rail Yard is open for the season.

This is the 10th year for Ruby Hill Rail Yard where boarders and skiers hit the slopes for free.

Volunteers with Denver Parks and Recreation and Winter Park Resort started making snow on Dec. 28, 2015 at the free urban terrain park.

The rail yard features six to eight rails and boxes of varying terrain conditions and skill levels. The rail yard should be open for six to eight weeks depending on the weather.

Ruby Hill Rail Yard was created in 2007 with a partnership between Denver Parks and Recreation, Christy Sports and Winter Park Resort to bring an urban terrain park to the city.

Additional Information about Ruby Hill Rail Yard:

Christy Sports has again signed on to be an equipment sponsor, providing free ski and snowboard equipment for use while at Ruby Hill. Volunteers will staff the equipment area to ensure proper fitting and adjustments. Youth, ages 8-17, will need to have a parent present to sign a release form before snowboards and/or skis will be loaned out. Equipment rentals will be available Friday-Sunday.

The Christy Sports on-site facility will be open on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ruby Hill Park is located off of South Platte River Drive and West Florida Avenue. The park is open every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Ruby Hill Rail Yard is lighted every day from dusk until 9 p.m.

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