- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Winter Park and Amtrak officials are discussing the possible return of the Ski Train for three months next winter.

The Denver-owned ski resort revived the historic rail link for a weekend in March to celebrate its 75th anniversary, stirring hopes that Amtrak, Winter Park and rail-owner Union Pacific could work out a deal for regular weekend service next season. About 900 people rode the train those two days.

Winter Park spokesman Steven Hurlbert tells The Denver Post “there’s a lot to go over logistically. There’s a huge difference between running this for a weekend and running it for three months.”

The train ran between Denver and Winter Park every ski season from 1940 to 2009, when then-owner Philip Anschutz shut the service down because of rising costs.

Amtrak and Winter Park officials met Monday.

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