Amtrak Revives Winter Ski Train in Colorado

Historic locomotive in action for one day

The Winter Park Express route will run between Denver and the Winter Park ski area. (Loco Steve/Flickr)
Photo: Loco Steve/Flickr

On March 14 and 15, Amtrak will revive its historic Winter Park Express route, which runs between Denver and the Winter Park ski area, to commemorate the ski park’s 75th anniversary, the Denver Post reports.

The train ran from 1940 to 2009 and many credit the route for helping to establish Winter Park as one of Colorado’s most popular ski areas. If you’re one of the up to 400 passengers on the locomotive, you’ll bypass traffic on I-70 and U.S.-40 on the 56-mile route.

The Winter Park Express train will load passengers at 7 a.m. at Denver Union Station and arrive at the resort two hours later. It will then make the trip back to Denver at 4:15 p.m. The price is $75 for the round trip and includes a $15 voucher to use at restaurants and stores at Winter Park. Winter Park restaurants and stores. Kids between the ages of two and 12 ride for half price. Tickets for March 14 have already sold out.

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