Winter Park Ski Train Returns This Weekend After Being Gone 7 Years
The Winter Park Ski Train has returned. For the first time in seven years, the Winter Park Express will travel from Union Station to Winter Park this Saturday.
The train, which can hold over 500 passengers, will depart from Union Station at 7 a.m. and arrive at the resort at about 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Trains will depart from Winter Park Resort at 4:30 p.m. and return to Denver at 6:40 p.m.
Why Did it Stop Running?
The train previously ran from 1940 to 2009. It was stopped in 2009 when it became too costly for a private operator to run. Amtrak is partnering with Winter Park to bring the train back.
This YouTube video is a look back at the ski train arriving in Winter Park: