Amtrak Ski Train Launches Today

Amtrak’s ski train is set to begin its first trips on Saturday, departing from Denver Union Station for Winter Park, Colorado.

Amtrak logoNamed the Winter Park Express, the trains will have Superliner coaches, including three that are clad in an advertising wrapper for train sponsor CenturyLink.

Trips will use the California Zephyr route of the former Denver & Rio Grande Western and pass through Moffat Tunnel. The ski train will run on Saturdays and Sundays through March.

Amtrak said some trips have already sold out and additional equipment has been added to accommodate demand. The ski train last operated out of Denver in 2009.

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