Dozens of skiers and boarders were rescued from a chairlift after it jumped its tracks at Winter Park on Thursday afternoon.
In the old days, after the snow melted at ski resorts, all that remained was grass, a gondola and the occasional alpine slide.
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.
Ten wounded combat veterans from all over the country arrived in Colorado Tuesday for an all-expense paid ski trip.
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.
A Presidents Day storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Colorado mountains Monday and left some roads in Denver and Colorado Springs glazed with ice for the morning commute.
Gather your skiing equipment and make plans to tackle some of Colorado’s finest ski resorts.