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Amtrak - Winter Park Resort, CO (WPR)



WINTER PARK RESORT
COLORADO
(WPR)


Station Data:

Address

85 Parsenn Road
Winter Park, CO 80402

Map

Location

39.8874 N, 105.7625 W

Elevation

2,771 m / 9,090 ft

Population

999 (Census 2010)

Staff

Unstaffed (seasonal station)

Building

Platform only

Ridership

No Data

 

Amtrak Train:

Train Name Route

WINTER PARK EXPRESS

[ Denver, CO - Winter Park Resort, CO] (Seasonal Train)

 

Tourist Railroad:

Name Category

The Ski Train

Train to Winter Park Ski Area (Discontinued in 2009)



Amtrak officially operated weekend ski trains called "Winter Park Express" from January 7 to March 26, 2017 between Denver Union Station and Winter Park Resort.  Amtrak also operated Winter Park Express in 2018 winter season (Jan. 5 to Mar. 25, 2018). 

2019 winter season, Amtrak operates the ski train from January 4 to March 31, 2019.  The Winter Park Express runs Saturdays and Sundays only, plus the first two Fridays of each month (January 4 and 11, February 1 and 8, and March 1 and 8).

Amtrak Winter Park Resort Station is unstaffed, but many ski resort staffs provide support for Amtrak passengers.  New concrete platform was built on the south side of the track.   The gates for the platform are opened only when a train arrives and departures for a safety reason.  Access to the ski areas is very easy.  Just exit from the platform and you will see ski slopes and resort town (Rental ski shops, Gift shops, Restaurants, etc.).

Amtrak California Zephyr trains run on the same route, but do not stop at Winter Park Resort Station.  California Zephyr trains only stop at Fraser Station, about 5 miles (8 km) north from Winter Park Resort.



Visited on January 14, 2018

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Amtrak Winter Park Resort Station

Amtrak Winter Park Resort Station

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Amtrak Winter Park Resort Station

Gates are opened only when a train comes

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Amtrak Station Name Board

Winter Park Ski Area (View from Station)

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Looking North

Looking Southeast (Denver)

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Winter Park Ski Resort

Free Shuttle Bus "Lift"

Moffat Tunnel West Portal (located just east of Winter Park Resort Station)

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Moffat Tunnel Fact


 Construction began in August 1923
 Completed in July 1927
 First train passed in February 1928
 6.21 miles long, 24 ft high, 18 ft wide
 Highest elevation 9,236 ft in the tunnel
 Elevation at East Portal 9,197 ft
 Elevation at West Portal 9,094 ft
 Cost $15,557,817
 3rd longest tunnel in the U.S.

Moffat Tunnel West Portal (Photo: May 2002)



Rio Grande Ski Train at Winter Park Resort Station (January 1991)




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