All Aboard the Amtrak Winter Park Express
The ski train is back for the 2023 season — with fares starting at $34
All aboard the Amtrak Winter Park Express — your ticket between Denver and the foot of the slopes at the Winter Park Resort, voted North America’s best ski resort and Colorado’s top adventure town.
The ski train will run each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, beginning Friday, January 13 and ending Sunday, March 26. One-way fares start at $34, with kids fares (aged 2-12) starting at just $17.
Pack your skis as a carry-on for no additional charge. During boarding, skis will be placed in a dedicated baggage storage.
While onboard, you’ll enjoy a trip in Coach class — featuring wide, reclining seats with a big picture window, ample legroom, and no middle seat. Be sure to visit the bi-level Sightseeing Lounge — offering panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and Moffat Tunnel upstairs and café service with snacks and drinks for sale downstairs.
The Winter Park Express travels between Denver Union Station (DEN) and Winter Park Resort (WPR). To book a trip, use these station codes in the fare finder above (or download the Amtrak app).
Winter Park Express Schedule
January 13 - March 26, 2022
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departs Denver (DEN) 7:00 am
Departs Winter Park Resort (WPR) 4:30 pm
Approximate 2 hour trip time
Frequently Asked Questions
The Winter Park Express will be offered over 11 weekends with departures every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — beginning on the weekend of January 13 - 15 and ending on the weekend of March 24 - 26.
The train departs Denver (DEN) at 7 am and arrives in Winter Park (WPR) at 9 am. The return trip departs Winter Park at 4:30 pm and arrives in Denver at 6:40 pm.
For trips Monday through Thursday, the California Zephyr — operating daily between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay area via Denver and Salt Lake City — offers service to Winter Park Resort (WPS) via a shuttle connection at Fraser, CO. Be sure to enter station code ‘WPS’ if you are booking the shuttle.
Visit the fare finder on this page the Amtrak app. Then, select either a one-way or roundtrip ticket. Next, select your origin and destination (either DEN to WPR or WPR to DEN). Finally, select your desired travel date(s). Fares and options to book will be available on the next screen.
Customers in small groups of up to eight can purchase Winter Park Express tickets at the fare finder on this page and the Amtrak app. Customers in groups of 9 - 14 can call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to make a reservation. Groups of 15 or more — including requests for exclusive car occupancy — should make a group travel request and an Amtrak representative will contact you. For more information about group travel, call 1-800-USA-1GRP (1-800-872-1477) Monday through Friday, 6 am - 6 pm MT.
Winter Park Express customers can bring two carry-on items and two personal items. Skis are part of your carry-on baggage and will be stored in a dedicated baggage area aboard the train. There is no extra fee for bringing your skis onboard.
Alcoholic beverages cannot be brought onboard on the Winter Park Express. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased onboard in the café.
During your trip, be sure to visit the bi-level Sightseer Lounge — offering panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and Moffat Tunnel from upstairs and café service with snacks and drinks for sale downstairs.
We recommend arriving at the station at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
Yes. Each departure offers dedicated accessible seating and both Denver (DEN) and Winter Park (WPR) are fully accessible stations. Additionally, customers can book a seat on the lower level of the car, which eliminates the use of stairs.
Terms & Conditions
- Valid for sale November 30, 2022 - March 26, 2023.
- Valid for travel January 13 - March 26, 2023 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
- Valid for travel between Denver, CO (DEN) and Winter Park Resort, CO (WPR).
- Up to one (1) child ages 2 - 12 may accompany each adult at half fare.
- Children and infants must travel with an adult who is 18 years or older.
- Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.
- Exchanges are permitted prior to the original travel date for travel on the Amtrak Winter Park Express, a fee may apply.
- Not combinable with any other discount offers.
- Amtrak Guest Rewards points are not able to be redeemed for travel on the Winter Park Express train.
- Other conditions may apply.
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