Winter Park releases prices and schedule details for the return of Denver’s ski train

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A concept drawing of the new platform that will welcome trains at Winter Park resort beginning in 2017 (Courtesy Winter Park Resort)

The Winter Park Express will run on weekends from Jan. 7 to March 26 of this winter, ending a long hiatus. We've got the details. (And so does every other news outlet, but whatever, keep reading.)

Tickets will start at $39 each way, and they go on sale on Aug. 30 at 8 a.m. through Each adult rider can bring two kids, ages 2 through 12, at half price.

The trains will fit 500 passengers, leaving Union Station at 7 a.m. and arriving at Winter Park around 9 a.m.

Trains will leave the resort for the return journey at 4:30 p.m.

The route will go through the Moffat Tunnel, so that's fun. (This is part of the same route the California Zephyr runs on the daily.) You can learn a bit more about the train's history from our post yesterday.

The train will arrive at a new, heated train platform at Winter Park.

The $3.5 million platform project got some public funding, including a $1.5 million grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation, a $100,000 grant from the City of Denver, a $100,000 grant from the Town of Winter Park, $1,000 from the Colorado Rail Passengers Association. Winter Park resort is funding the rest of the platform.

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