Nov 10, 2021 - Business
Colorado's ski train to Winter Park returns for 2022 season
Passengers arrive at Union Station to board the Amtrak Winter Park Express ski train in 2019. Photo: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Passengers arrive at Union Station to board the Amtrak Winter Park Express ski train in 2019. Photo: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images

One of the most quintessential Colorado experiences is back on track this winter.

Driving the news: The ski train from Denver's Union Station to Winter Park Resort will return in January, Amtrak announced Tuesday, and tickets are now on sale.

  • The Winter Park Express service will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting Jan. 14 and ending April 3.
  • One-way fares start at $29 and run as high as $59. There's no extra cost for ski and snowboard equipment.

Flashback: The train didn't run in 2021 because social distancing restrictions made it not feasible.

What to know: The double-decker Superliner train departs Denver at 7am and arrives at the resort at 9pm.

  • It leaves Winter Park at 4:30pm and stops back in the city at 6:40pm.

Be smart: The arrival time doesn't make it easy to chase pow, but that's not the point.

  • Ride the train for the 31 tunnels, including the 6.2-mile Moffat Tunnel under the Continental Divide
  • Get a ticket for the Sightseer car for floor-to-ceiling views.
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