Colorado Ski Resorts Add Flights, Train Service for This Season

Amtrak Winter Park Express

Getting to Colorado for ski season has never been easier, thanks to new direct flights to and from the state’s eight regional airports and expanded service on the Winter Park Express, Colorado Ski Country USA reports.

The Amtrak Winter Park Express will offer expanded service for the 2017-18 winter season. The train will depart from Union Station in downtown Denver every Saturday and Sunday from January 5, 2017, through March 25, 2018. In addition, there will be three new “First Friday” round-trips, with a reduced fare of $29 each way on some departures.

Colorado’s airports will also offer new and expanded flights for the 2017-18 season. Steamboat will feature new nonstop flights from Austin (AUS) and Kansas City (MCI) on ViaAir into Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) airport beginning December 13, 2017..

Aspen Snowmass will have new daily nonstop flights through American Airlines from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) starting this winter along with expanded service from both Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) and Chicago O’ Hare (ORD). 

Telluride will offer increased access this winter through new American Airlines direct flights into Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport (MTJ) from Charlotte Douglas International (CLT), Saturdays starting December 23. Delta Airlines will operate new flights this winter from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Montrose-Telluride (MTJ) over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Skiers and riders hoping to make it to ski areas in the southwest part of the state: Telluride, Silverton, Purgatory and Wolf Creek, will have another option from Denver (DEN) on a new Boutique Air flight servicing Alamosa San Luis Valley (ALS) with three daily non-stop flights with a round-trip starting at $100. 

Visitors can also access seven resorts within a two-hour drive of Denver, including the new Echo Mountain. Less than an hour from downtown Denver, the Idaho Springs ski area offers six trails on 60 acres just a short drive from the Front Range. 

For a full list of flights into and out of Denver servicing Colorado’s eight regional airports and for direct flights into airports servicing all of Colorado Ski Country USA’s member resorts please visit coloradoski.com/traveling. 

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