WINTER PARK, Colo. – Tickets for the Amtrak Winter Park Express passenger train service from Denver Union Station to the slopes of Winter Park Resort are on sale now at Amtrak.com/WinterParkExpress. The 2019 season features a continuation of fares starting at $29 each way and three additional Friday round-trips. Since 2017, nearly 30,000 customers have enjoyed the service partnership between Amtrak and the resort.
The 2019 Amtrak Winter Park Express schedule begins on Friday, Jan. 4, and the train will run each Saturday and Sunday through March 31. The service also includes round-trips on the first two Fridays of each month, Jan. 4 and 11, Feb. 1 and 8, and March 1 and 8. The public can choose from 32 round-trips, an increase from 2018. The reliable, comfortable and scenic ride uses RTD, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific tracks and passes through the historic Moffat Tunnel, avoiding frustrating stop-and-go ski traffic on I-70 and U.S. 40.
Children ages 2-12 ride for half-fare with each ticketed adult. Amtrak and Winter Park Resort have also made it easy to book group travel by calling 800-USA-1GRP for a train/ski package – including lodging – crafted by representatives of the resort and Amtrak.
The Amtrak Winter Park Express trains will again depart Denver Union Station at 7:00 a.m. and arrive at the resort at approximately 9:00 a.m., leaving Winter Park at 4:30 p.m.to return to Denver at 6:40 p.m. All times Mountain. The station is served by the Denver’s Regional Transportation District’s commuter trains to Denver International Airport, light rail, local or intercity buses, ride-sharing services and taxis.
This expanded Winter Park Express service is just one of many improvements at Winter Park Resort for the 2018-19 season, with more than $30 million in capital investments that include a new 10-person gondola, upgraded snowmaking, and much more. The full suite of Ikon or Winter Park passes are on sale now for the lowest prices of the season. Questions about the resort and its many features can be answered directly by Winter Park Resort by calling 888-923-7275.
Amtrak offers a more comfortable and convenient travel experience with free Wi-Fi on most trains, plenty of leg room and no middle seat. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak customers for each of the past seven years. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces, and reaches 400 additional destinations via connecting bus routes. Book travel, check train status, access your eTicket and more through an Amtrak app. Learn more at Amtrak.com.
About Winter Park Resort
Located just 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park Resort is Colorado’s longest continually-operated ski resort, with more than 3,000 acres of world-class terrain spread out over seven unique territories that is now accessible via train thanks to Winter Park Express train service from Denver. Nestled along the Continental Divide, Winter Park boasts over 325” of annual snowfall, setting up perfect conditions for exploring miles of cruising groomers, six terrain parks, bumps, steeps, trees, and most definitely deeps. Winter Park is also the proud home to the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). For more information, please visit http://www.winterparkresort.com.For information on Winter Park Express sponsorship opportunities, contact Ryan Blanchard, Alterra Mountain Company Director of Brand Partnerships, at 303-749-8299,RBlanchard@alterramtnco.com.