Hit the Slopes this Winter with Amtrak

Hit the Slopes this Winter with Amtrak


Whether you’re hitting the slopes or just looking for a winter getaway, Amtrak visits some of the best ski territory in the west. An added bonus? Our Empire Builder and California Zephyr routes are home to some of America’s most stunning winter views.

Empire Builder

Every day the Amtrak Empire Builder travels to Whitefish, Montana, home to Big Mountain. If you love skiing or snowboarding, you can’t beat these slopes. While you’re there, wander over to Glacier National Park, known as the “crown of the continent,” where opportunities for cross-country skiing and hiking are plentiful.

California Zephyr

The Amtrak California Zephyr serves three major hubs for winter sports: our Truckee, California stop is your access point to Lake Tahoe and surrounding ski resorts; Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a gateway to both Vail and Aspen; and the Frasier stop is your daily access point to the Winter Park resort. The Winter Park Express travels between Denver Union Station and Winter Park with round-trips on both Saturdays and Sundays (plus two Monday holidays) through late March. Many ski resorts in the area also feature shuttle services that will transport guests from the Amtrak station to their front door, so be sure to check with the front desk before you travel.

Amtrak Cascades

The Amtrak trains and thruway bus along the Cascades route will get you to the front door of Whistler in Vancouver, British Columbia. Whistler is considered by many to offer world-class skiing and snowboarding opportunities…and the views aren’t too bad either.

For winter thrill-seekers, Amtrak can take you where you want to go. Before you head out, learn how to prepare for boarding when your skis and snowboards are in tow. 🎿


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