Photo from Steve Hulbert.

The horrors of I70 traffic don’t go unnoticed by the skiers and snowboarders of Denver, Colorado. The freeway’s ridiculous congestion is a major headache for residents along the corridor, travelers, and any human being that enjoys breathing clean air.

From 1940 to 2009, skiers and residents alike had ridden the iconic Winter Park train from Denver to Winter Park. Although the train has been long out of commission, Winter Park recognized that the railroad tracks still existed and were perfectly viable. Why not use them again? And so, with a great deal of time and effort Winter Park temporarily resurrected the Winter Park Train during the 2015 season. It was nothing short of an immense success.

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