We’ve seen some excellent new stories in local media about the Winter Park Express. On Wed., March 22, Amtrak announced that 18,000 passengers rode the train this season, considerably more than their expectations.
Denver Business Journal published this video about the train: DBJ video page on WPE
Westword on March 23 ran a short piece by Alan Pendergast about the success of the train: Winter Park, Amtrak Beaming Over Ski Train’s Sellout Success. But the best story to read came in Westword’s pages the day before the success announcement. On Tuesday they published How Denver Created Winter Park — and Almost Lost It, also by Prendergast. It is an in-depth article about the history of the Winter Park ski area, with considerable attention devoted to outgoing president Gary DeFrange, the ski train, and the nature of the City of Denver’s ownership of the area.