2019 Winter Park Ski Train

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  1. Jan 7, 2019 #51

    PaulM

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    Unless skiers are by nature masochistic, the Winter Park Ski Express must be a boon for Winter Park Ski Resort.  I just received a text from my son stuck in a long line in the parking lot at Loveland Ski Resort just trying to get onto I70 to head back to Denver .
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 #52

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    I watched a promotional video from 2017 that seemed to imply the Winter Park Express went to Fraser. So my question is this, after the Express lets off the passengers at the Winter Park Base, where exactly does the train go to wait until it's time to be at the landing for the passengers to board for the return trip to Union Station?

     
  4. Mar 16, 2019 #54

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    I can't say how it is done today, but in the old days, the train went to Tabernash, wyed, and waited there until time to spot at Winter Park for the return trip.
     
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    The menu has beer, wine, and munchies. That's all a real skier needs after a day on the slopes. :) The fact that you're on the train and not driving just adds to the attraction of the menu. When they get into Denver they can pour themselves out of the train and find a real restaurant.
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2019 #58

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    I think the Amtrak top brass is complaining more about adding cars to an existing regular train. Although they did block the special train in the New River Gorge this year.

    So it may be perhaps because the Ski Train already had a contract for 2019? We shall see if the Ski Train can return in 2020.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2019 #59

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    Amtrak didn’t block New River Train 2019. The issue was they ran us out of business in 2018. Of course we made some poor choices as well in 2018. When we knew we were losing money we should have cancelled.

    We also could have also changed food service for first class into prepared off train like Panera. Then we could have had another 3 cars potentially another 150 seats. Of course cutting the Tioga Pass and using the Cedar Rapids would have brought in another 24ish seats with a far shorter deadhead. So there were some mistakes we made. But Amtrak did not help
     
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