Amtrak, Winter Park to expand ski train presence, lower prices

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Amtrak cab car No. 406 at Denver Union Station in January 2017.
Chip Sherman
DENVER — Coming off a successful inaugural season, Amtrak announced this week that it will expanding the Winter Park Express schedule and lower ticket prices.

The Saturday and Sunday ski train between Denver Union Station and the Winter Park Resort will also run on three select Fridays: Jan. 5, Feb. 2 and March 2. The train will make a total 27 round trips over the legendary Union Pacific Moffat Line between Jan. 5 and March 25.

Amtrak will also be offering early season discounts on select trips for as low as $29 one-way. Discounted tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

A decade after Denver’s original ski train made it’s last run, Amtrak teamed up with the Winter Park Resort in 2017 to restore the weekend service into the mountains. Nearly every run was sold out and officials have vowed to continue to make improvements to the service in the coming years.

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