The heart of Denver has more than highways and skyscrapers. It has a snow-filled terrain park. The Ruby Hill Rail Yard is open with seven different features for those who are beginner, intermediate, and advanced. It's filled with natural and machine-made snow.

The Rail Yard is a way for kids, especially those who live in the inner city, to spend some time on the snow. Denver's backdrop is the mountains and many Front Range kids never get that far or get a chance to experience Colorado's world-renowned ski resorts.

Ruby Hill Park is open daily from dawn to 9 p.m. Skiers and riders ages 8 to 17 can rent skis and snowboards for free during certain times. A release and waiver needs to be signed by a parent. Bring a helmet as they are highly recommended. The park is free and a group effort between Winter Park Resort, Denver Parks and Recreation, Christy Sports, Johnson Controls, Denver Water, Choose Outdoors, Northface, Wahoo's Fish Tacos, and the Snowboard Outreach Society (S.O.S.). About 30 volunteers also regularly work on the park to make it happen.

This is the fourth year for the Ruby Hill snow play park, which was the country's first free urban terrain park based in a city. It is expected to stay open through the month of February, weather permitting. You'll find it at South Platte River Drive and Florida Avenue.

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