End of the Line for the Ski Train

by Dave Michels

I normally write about technology related topics, but this one got my attention.

Yesterday, it was announced the Colorado Ski Train was sold and is leaving Colorado. This train has run from Denver to Winter Park ski resort since 1940.

The news was a surprise. Winter Park is undergoing major expansion and enhancements – a new village, new lifts, new condos. Winter Park has enjoyed the distinction of being the only Colorado resort with lift-side train service. The resort just closed for the season last weekend; the snow was great. Not to mention, downtown Denver is doing great. More and more lofts, more and more night life – the young and hip are able to walk to Union Station for a day of skiing sans driving.

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