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When it comes to travel, winter presents unique planning challenges. How long is it going to take to get there? What are the roads like? And most importantly: how do we make the most of our winter getaway?

Instead of navigating busy freeways, trying to find parking at popular ski resorts, and driving to and from where you ski and where you stay, imagine parking your car at the Union Station in Denver and leaving the stress of bad roads and bad traffic behind.amtrak_winter

Keeping it stress -free:

Instead of dodging semi trucks or eyeing speeding cars, you peer out your window at spectacular cliffs and a raging river, and watch snow-capped peaks get closer and closer. After a brief and relaxing two-hour ride on the Amtrak from Denver’s Union Station, you are shuttled from the train station in Fraser/Winter Park to your rooms at the resort. You drop your things and head to the slopes for a mellow, leg-warming half-day (or relax in your room, walk around town, enjoy happy hour—whatever stress-free activity you’re inclined towards). After an afternoon ski, you sip après ski cocktails and roast s’mores by the fire at the base. On day two, you can get rolling casually (no need to warm up the car or worry about forgetting things), and head to the slopes for day two. After one day or three (or five or seven), catch the 3:50 p.m. train back to Denver.  Kinda dreamy, no?

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Or, maybe you’re looking to escape the big-city Denver scene for a night or two of mountain living, but the drive seems like more of a hassle than the trip to Glenwood Springs warrants. The Amtrak offers the perfect solution. No parking or driving hassles and a beautiful trip through Glenwood Canyon land you in the small mountain town for the relaxing getaway you imagine. Soak in healing and historic hot springs, ski at Sunlight Resort, and absorb the exciting history of a pioneer town.

Photo courtesy of www.visitglenwood.com

Photo courtesy of www.visitglenwood.com

Our Winter Park Amtrak Package and our Glenwood Springs Amtrak Package are both designed to ease the stress of winter travel and optimize precious vacation hours. Plus, booking the package deal means discounts, lots of ‘em.