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FLuiD 08-31-2009 07:06 PM

Ruby Hill Rail Yard (CO)
 
Anyone know if they are opening it up this year? Just curious as it was sick and FREE!!! ;)

http://www.skiwinterpark.com/NR/rdon.../ruby_hill.jpg

bubbachubba340 08-31-2009 08:09 PM

Did you say free! That's amazing. I wish they had something like this near Portland that I could ride when I can't get a ride to the mountain and weekdays.

Milo303 08-31-2009 10:10 PM

I work for the city of Denver, if I hear of anything I will letcha guys know.

Would love if it happened this year

killclimbz 09-01-2009 08:47 AM

As far as I have heard, they still plan on doing it. As long as Winterpark is willing to do the set up and such. Milo is probably in the best position to know, but unless it's going to cost the city a bunch of money, it should be there. I believe this will be the third or fourth year in a row they have set it up.

Gnarly 09-01-2009 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 177077)
I believe this will be the third or fourth year in a row they have set it up.

They never opened it last year as far as I know. Not enough snow.

killclimbz 09-01-2009 10:07 AM

I could have sworn that they operated it last year. It definitely has a limited season, but anyway you are probably right.

BurtonAvenger 09-01-2009 10:23 AM

It opened last year they made a big hoopla about it on twbiz.

killclimbz 09-01-2009 10:24 AM

More like it does't get cold enough to make snow. I am pretty sure that at least one of the years they did Ruby Hill, Winterpark brought down a snow gun to cover it. Unless it's a year that we get pounded by blizzards in Denver (one time in 20 years I have been here) it's generally pretty dry and lacking snow cover.

FLuiD 09-01-2009 11:17 AM

They have done it a few years and did not do it last year... They have brought trucks of snow in as well as the snow maker. From what I know it was going to open back up this year!

bubbachubba340 09-01-2009 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 177100)
Problem is we don`t get the snow for it down here in the valley. What would be cool is if Summit Ski Area would do something like this in Govy. They barely even operate as they have zero terrain. If they made that bunny hillinto a huge jib park and charged 10 bucks they would do a ton of business. As an "old guy" working on improving my jib skills, I wish we had a place with a wide variety of easy boxes to practice on in the area. Meadows, Skibowl and Tline have a real limited assortment of easy stuff. Most of the features are way beyond my comfort level at this point. I love all of the easy boxes that park has...:thumbsup:

I agree. That would be great.


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