Well it looks like the Winter Park Ski Train will officially be back for it’s 70th year. The Rio Grande Scenic Train is selling tickets for trips up to Winter Park /Mary Jane Resort. They still need final approval from Amtrack but they are sure they will get it and you can now buy tickets. We heard that there will be some positive changes in the operation of the train. A Winter Park executive was overheard saying that the train will now accommodate destination and return travel on different days. That means now you can come up from Union Station in Denver spend the night or a few nights and return on the train when you choose. This makes the train an actual travel option for skiers other than the Denver Front Rangers.
Skiers and travelers can get more information about schedule, prices and options at 877.726.RAIL or the Winter Park Ski Train website.
The ski train is expected to run from December 27th to March 28th running around 50 trips between Denver’s Union Station and Winter Park Resort on weekends, holidays and some other weekdays. Pricing looks to be $49.00 for a coach ticket up to $99.00 for a premium level ticket. There will also be a limited food and beverage service.
Nice work on bringing the ski train back and hopefully with better operating rules so it can be enjoyed by all.