DENVER (AP/CBS4) – The Winter Park ski train was back on track for the ski resort’s 75th anniversary on Saturday.

All 400 tickets were sold out for the roundtrip ski train excursion to the resort from Denver.

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock along with Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner cut the ribbon before the train departed.

“I’m excited to get up to Winter Park and ski, and especially take the train. It’s such a unique experience to be able to ride the rails all the way up there,” skier Nick Brown said.

“Last day of spring break and there’s no better way to spend it than just going skiing, riding the train. There’s no better way to experience Colorado,” another skier said.

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The Amtrak train deposited skiers near the lifts, just as a private train did from 1940, when the resort opened, until 2009.

Officials say insurance and other costs doomed the regular service.

A second trip on Sunday is also sold out.

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