All aboard the popular Amtrak Winter Park Express – your ticket between downtown Denver and the base of  Winter Park Resort.

The new season of what everybody calls the “ski train” rides each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Jan.13-15 through March 24-26. That’s a total of 33 roundtrips to what’s been voted one of North America’s best ski resorts and Colorado’s top adventure town.

One-way fares start at just $34, with kids fares (ages 2-12) from $17.

Reservations fill up fast, so make yours sooner rather than later.

Bring your skis and snowboards as a carry-on for no charge, with a 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 features a bi-level Sightseer Lounge with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains from upstairs,  and café service with snacks and drinks for sale downstairs. The lounge is the social hub, offering oversize windows and seating on both levels, and the chance to hook up with other skiers to plan the day’s runs on the bumps and steeps of Mary Jane or the long groomers on Vasquez Ridge.

Tickets between Denver Union Station (station code: DEN) to Winter Park Resort (station code: WPR) are now on sale at and the Amtrak app.

The train departs Denver at 7 a.m. and arrives at the resort at 9 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.

Group Tickets

Customers in groups of up to eight can purchase Winter Park Express tickets at and the Amtrak app.

Groups of 9-14 can call 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to make a reservation.

Groups of 15 or more—including requests for exclusive railcar occupancy—should fill out this form and an Amtrak representative will contact you.

For more information about discounted group travel, call 800-USA-1GRP (1-800-872-1477) weekdays 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. MT, or email [email protected].

Other Amtrak Access to Winter Park

Yes, you can travel to Winter Park by train other than on weekends.

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., eight miles west of the resort. Be sure to enter station code ‘WPS’ if you are booking the shuttle.

What’s New at Winter Park This Season

Winter Park Resort is planning to open previously unutilized terrain in The Cirque Territory and also planning to open more terrain in the Chutes area on Mary Jane. The newly accessible terrain means that skiers and riders will have access to almost twice as much expert-only terrain as last season.

Plus, the resort is adding more staff and resources for more grooming on popular intermediate trails across the mountain, enhancing the entire on-mountain experience whatever terrain guests like best.

Winter Park Resort is an Alterra Mountain Company property and its Ikon Pass welcomes skiers and riders to a community of inspiring mountain destinations across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Lift tickets and other passes can be purchased directly from the Winter Park Resort website.

About Amtrak®
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About Winter Park Resort
Winter Park Resort, Colorado’s quintessential mountain and ski resort, is less than 70 miles from 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 three of the last four years. 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

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