Note: The ski train has suspended operations indefinitely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
One of the most iconic Colorado travel experiences is riding the Amtrak Winter Park Express ski train from Denver Union Station and being delivered to the base of Winter Park Resort. It’s immediate access (only a 100-foot walk) to some of the state’s best skiing and riding, as well as tubing, ice skating and scenic snowcat tours for those who prefer alternatives to two planks and snowboards.
No other ski resort in the United States has slopeside train service!
Since the ride from city to mountains takes only two hours on this handy Amtrak route (7-9 a.m. and return route 4:30-6:40 p.m.), it’s possible to enjoy an urban vibe and snow-covered peaks all in one day without changing hotel rooms and toting luggage around. Or spend a few nights in both places without ever needing a car, a win-win combination!