As the first Ski Train in six years pulled out of Denver’s Union Station, a conductor checking his smartphone read out a report that traffic was already stop-and-go on the highway to the mountains.
The Winter Park ski train is back on track for the ski resort’s 75th anniversary on Saturday.
A second ski train trip to Winter Park is sold out.
All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak.
The ski train hasn’t been running from Union Station to the mountains for six years but it will return for one day.
With the Ski Train shut down this year, skiers and boarders have a new way to travel Interstate 70 into the high country with luxury ski buses.
A federal jury is hearing a lawsuit over a failed attempt to engineer a comeback for a ski train from Denver to Winter Park.
A lawsuit over thwarted plans to revive the ski train between Denver and the Winter Park ski area is scheduled to go to trial in June.