Underprivileged youth get free ski and snowboard rental gear

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 6, 2010 5:32 pm

The Ruby Hill Rail Yard is a free ski and ride park just outside of Denver, Colorado, in an urban area. It’s designed specifically for first timers to try out the sport and see if it suits their fancy.

Christy Sports has, for the second year in a row, partnered with Denver Parks and Recreation and Winter Park Resort to give out free rental gear to underprivileged youth at the Rail Yard. The Yard should open up around January 11th and be open from 5AM to 11PM. The free rentals are only available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Ruby Hill Rail Yard located at South Platte River Drive and West Florida Avenue. Kids under 17 have to have a parent sign a release form before renting any equipment.

“The sport of Skiing has benefited Christy Sports for more than 50 years, and this is one way we can pay it forward to help uplift other members of the community,” said Dan Fox, director of Front Range operations at Christy Sports. “Through our involvement with Ruby Hill, we hope that we can open the eyes of a new generation to how fun snowboarding and skiing can be, so we can build a new generation of fans, and who knows, this event may lead to the discovery of the next world champion or gold medal winner.”