The third season of the “Amtrak Winter Park Express” started with its first departure from Denver Union Station this morning, arriving at Winter Park Resort and delivering 300 happy skiers and riders directly to the slopes. The train will continue to run every Saturday and Sunday as well as the first two Fridays of every month through March 31.
New this year is a sightseer lounge car complete with food and beverage service. Tickets starts at $29 one way.
The train started in the 1940s. It was sold and stopped running in 2009, but Amtrak, Winter Park and Union Pacific worked to bring it back.