Every park and pipe rat has dreamt of building their own backyard set up, but without well made features and a measurable source of snow, it’s hard to create something worth mentioning. Thankfully, Denver Parks and Recreation, Winter Park and Christy Sports have come together to build Ruby Hill Rail Yard in Littleton, which is pretty close to a backyard.
The Ruby Hill Rail Yard allows Colorado Front Range skiers and riders access to the classic terrain park experience, without making the trip up hill. The best part is; it’s completely free!
This is no jury rigged backyard set up either. The park features 8 rails and boxes of varying difficulty for different ability levels, provided by Winter Park. Along with the rails, Winter Park has also donated snow makers to make sure this local park is open until the end of February.
Anyone can enjoy Ruby Hill, but the motivation to create the park was to give children across the metro area a much needed place to do something active during the winter months, and to create a space where the action sports community of Denver could get together and do what they love. Christy Sports also wanted Ruby Hill to be a place that inspires the younger generation to learn how to ski and snowboard. To ensure this happens, Christy’s is onsite Friday through Sunday to provide kids ages 8 to 17 with free ski and snowboard rentals so they can take advantage of the park.
So whether you’re a total park rat or just starting out, come check out Ruby Hill located at South Platte Drive and West Florida Avenue.