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WINTER PARK, Colo. — A legendary portal through the Rocky Mountains beneath the Continental Divide is once again making it possible for skiers and snowboarders to take a train directly to the ski lifts.

Denver is again the only major American city where you can step onto a train and ride directly to the slopes. Other ski trains usually require a shuttle bus of some kind to cover the final miles, but Colorado’s Winter Park Ski area sits directly adjacent to transcontinental Union Pacific railroad tracks emerging from the Moffat Tunnel.

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WINTER PARk, Fla. – Central Floridians are used to sunshine and 70s in December. If you’re itching to hit the slopes but can’t escape the Florida heat, skiing and snowboarding in town is now a reality thanks to the opening of the first indoor ski and snowboarding center in the country in Winter Park.

Whether you’re looking for practice on the bunny slopes or a double black diamond, all the equipment, at the WinterClub Ski and Snowboard center, can increase in difficulty with speed and inclining a giant treadmill.

Gordon Wicks and instructor at the WinterClub told News 6 how it works.

“It’s a synthetic form of astroturf. When we wet it, it becomes a slick surface were it slides and simulates real snow,” he said.

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