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Hop Aboard Colorados Other Ski Train

Amtrak to Glenwood Springs drops skiers at Sunlights Doorstep

Did you know theres more than one ski train in Colorado? Amtraks California Zephyr is exactly that, dropping skiers and riders off daily in Glenwood Springs, the home of Sunlight Mountain Resort, where walkup adult lift tickets are just $63.

Not only do you get to bypass I-70, you dont need a car once you arrive in town. Everything from restaurants to lodging to hot springs is within walking distance of the Glenwood Springs Train Depot. When youre ready to hit the slopes, Sunlights shuttle service will transport you to and from the mountain from several Glenwood Springs accommodations.

Amtraks California Zephyr leaves Denvers Union Station daily at 8:05 a.m. and arrives in Glenwood Springs a little before 2 p.m. Tickets start at $44. Even though it takes longer than driving, its a memory-making start to a hassle-free winter getaway. While aboard, take a seat in the Zephyrs Observation Car. The floor-to-ceiling windows are perfect for viewing some of the states most spectacular landscapes, including the rugged cliffs of Glenwood Canyon. So grab a drink from the bar car, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

When youre ready to head to the slopes, the Sunlight Shuttle will pick you up at your hotel before the lifts open and drop you back off after they close at the end of the day. The Shuttle, normally $5, is free if youve booked a Ski Swim Stay package. Sunlights signature Ski, Swim, and Stay package included a nice soak at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and kids 12 and under ski free! Packages start at $99 a night.

By taking Amtrak to Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs, that ski trip you were planning just got a whole lot easier. Find out more at www.sunlightmtn.com.