Winter Park Express ski train tickets on sale Tuesday

DENVER — Tickets go on sale beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday for the new Winter Park ski train.

Amtrak, Winter Park Resort and Union Pacific Railroad will operate the Winter Park Express on weekends from Jan. 7 to March 26, plus the Monday holidays for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day.

The two-hour train ride starts at $39 each way, but only a limited number of the $39 tickets will be available. After that, prices will rise to $49, then $59. Two children, ages 2-12, can ride for half price with each ticketed adult.

Tickets are available on Amtrak’s website.

The train, which can carry more than 500 passengers, will leave Union Station at 7 a.m. and leave Winter Park at 4:30 p.m.

The train started in 1936 but stopped in 2009 when it was sold to the Algoma Central Railway.

In March, the train returned for two days to celebrate Winter Park Resort’s 75th anniversary. Tickets sold out in hours.