Tuesday, February 26, 2013 DENVER --- Ruby Hill Rail Yard, Denver’s one-of-a-kind urban ski and snowboard terrain park, will close for the 2013 season on Thursday, Feb. 28. This will be the last chance to ski or ride until 9:00 p.m. Once the rail park is broken down, snow boarders and skiers will continue to be allowed on the space as long as there is snow.
Now in its seventh season, the 2013 Ruby Hill Rail Yard opened for almost six weeks and is on track to be turn in the highest attendance yet after opening on Jan. 21. The Rail Yard’s success is largely due to more than thirty volunteers who’ve logged hundreds of hours to maintain and operate the park. The Rail Yard also would not be successful without the use of a snowcat grooming machine, graciously provided by Winter Park Resort for the season.
Ruby Hill Rail Yard is the result of a partnership between Denver Parks and Recreation, Christy Sports and Winter Park Resort: Winter Park provided the rails, terrain park design and staff; Christy Sports provided free equipment rentals to the community; and Denver Parks and Recreation provided the physical space and support for the youth programs that utilized the Rail Yard. As a new sponsor for the 2013 season, Jack in the Box also helped to make the Ruby Hill Rail Yard possible this year through the company’s generous financial support.
The Rail Yard is located off of South Platte River Drive and West Florida Avenue, and will be open every day through Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.