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Olympian Red Gerard opening free terrain park at Copper Mountain

RED_GERARD Olympic gold medal champion snowboarder Red Gerard poses for a portrait at the base of Copper Mountain on Dec. 8. Gerard and Copper Mountain Ski area are partnering on a new park called Red’s Backyard, which will be at the base of the ski area. The park will mimic Gerard’s own backyard park where he trains and rides. The park is slated to be open before the end of the year. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)

Ever wonder what it would be like to hang with Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Red Gerard at his famous backyard rail garden in Silverthorne? Soon, you’ll find the next best thing at Copper Mountain.

Gerard is collaborating with Copper to create Red’s Backyard, a “hike-to” park located at the Center Village base adjacent to the halfpipe. Access via hiking will be free — no lift ticket required.

 Read the full story at TheKnow.DenverPost.com
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