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November 9, 2021

Amtrak Winter Park Express back for the 2022 winter season

Weekend service to North America’s “Best Ski Resort” returns January 14 with fares as low as $29

WINTER PARK, Colo. – All aboard the Amtrak Winter Park Express—your ticket between Denver and the base of the slopes at Winter Park Resort—voted North America’s best ski resort and Colorado’s top adventure town. The new season of the “ski train” will be offered each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the weekend of January 14-16 through the weekend of April 1-3—for a total of 36 roundtrips. One-way fares start at just $29—with kids fares (ages 2-12) from $14.50.

Bring your skis and snowboards as a carry-on for no additional charge. During boarding, the train offers dedicated baggage storage for your gear. While onboard, you’ll enjoy a trip featuring wide, reclining seats with a big picture window, ample legroom and no middle seat.

The Winter Park Express will feature a bi-level Superliner Sightseer Lounge railcar—offering panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains from upstairs and café service with snacks and drinks for sale downstairs. The lounge will be the social hub for the train, offering seating on both levels enroute to the ski resort named “Best in North America” in a USA Today readers’ poll

Tickets between Denver Union Station (station code: DEN) to Winter Park Resort (station code: WPR) are now on sale at The train departs Denver at 7:00 a.m. and arrives at the resort at 9:00 a.m. The return trip departs Winter Park Resort at 4:30 p.m. and arrives in Denver at 6:40 p.m. All times Mountain. Union Station is served by the Regional Transportation District’s commuter trains to and from Denver International Airport as well as light rail, local or intercity buses, ride-sharing services and taxis.

Amtrak also offers group travel reservations aboard the Winter Park Express. Customers in small groups of up to eight people can purchase tickets at or by using an Amtrak app. Customers in groups of nine to 14 people can call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to make a reservation. Groups of 15 or more, including requests for exclusive car occupancy, should fill out this form and an Amtrak representative will contact you. For more information about group travel, call 1-800-USA-1GRP (1-800-872-1477) Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. MT.

Lift tickets and other passes can be purchased directly from the resort website or in person. Winter Park Resort is an Alterra Mountain Company property and its Ikon Pass welcomes skiers and riders to a community of inspiring mountain destinations and the people who live and play among them across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Since the partnership between Amtrak and Winter Park Resort began in 2017, nearly 70,000 customers have chosen a reliable, comfortable and scenic train ride to the slopes and avoided frustrating stop-and-go ski traffic on I-70 and U.S. 40.

Those interested in travel to or from Winter Park Resort on other days of the week can ride the Amtrak California Zephyr—operating daily between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay via Denver and Salt Lake City—with service to Winter Park Resort (WPS) via a shuttle connection at Fraser, Colo. Be sure to enter station code ‘WPS’ if you are booking the shuttle.

For More Information

Marc Magliari
Amtrak Media Relations
312 544.5390

Jen Miller
Winter Park Resort
970 726.1570

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About Winter Park Resort

Winter Park Resort, Colorado’s quintessential mountain and ski resort, is located less than 70 miles from the city of Denver. Flanked by the dramatic Continental Divide, the resort is defined by its pure natural environment, a strong pioneering heritage, and its unique Colorado adventure culture. During the winter, Winter Park receives some of the state’s most consistent snowfall across its 3000+ acres of world-class terrain, and has been voted USA Today’s #1 Ski Resort in North America two years in a row. During summer, the resort is home to renowned Trestle bike park, and has been named as Colorado’s Top Adventure Town. For more information, visit