Bid to restart Winter Park Ski Train gets small boost with state grant

April 22, 2016

By The Associated Press in The Journal

DENVER (AP) — The campaign to revive the Ski Train from Denver to the Winter Park Resort is getting a small boost with a $1.5 million state grant to improve a passenger platform at the ski area. Website Insert Call Me State DOTs copy

Resort spokesman Steve Hurlbert said Wednesday the grant from the Colorado Transportation Commission doesn’t mean the train is a certainty, but it does show state support.

The train ferried skiers to and from the resort every season from 1940 to 2009 when then-owner Philip Anschutz shut it down because of costs. The scenic 62-mile route includes the 6.2-mile-long Moffat Tunnel under the Continental Divide.

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