DENVER (AP) – A second ski train trip to Winter Park is sold out.

Winter Park Resort and Amtrak announced Tuesday that they were adding a March 15 trip to celebrate the resort’s 75th anniversary after tickets for the first trip sold out in about 10 hours. This time, the 450-plus tickets were gone in nearly four hours.

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Those who didn’t get tickets are invited to help send off the train from Denver’s Union Station or welcome passengers to Winter Park.


The seven-car Amtrak train will deposit skiers steps from the lifts, just as a private train did from 1940, when the resort opened, until 2009. The train stopped running because of high insurance and other costs.

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Amtrak and Winter Park say they’ll keep the strong response in mind for next season.

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