Ski Train slaloms back to life

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The Colorado Ski Train was a seasonal passenger service operated by the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, and later Union Pacific for decades. The Colorado Ski Train is seen departing the station at Fraser, Colo., on the former Rio Grande Moffat main line in 2008. Colorado tourism officials are working to restore the train for long-term service by the end of 2016.
Frank Keller
CHICAGO — Amtrak confirms that it will participate in running a seasonal weekend Ski Train from Denver to Winter Park, Colo.

Denver's KUSA Channel 9 broke this story less than an hour ago with information that the train will run again. An Amtrak representative forwarded a news release to Trains News Wire confirming that details will be announced in a news conference on Thursday.

The Ski Train ran seasonally every year between 1940 and 2009 along the Denver & Rio Grande Western's Moffat Route. The train and ski resort at Winter Park received grants within the past year enabling the train to be compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.

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