Skiing at Winter Park will only be a train ride away this winter.

After a 7 year hiatus, the ski train will operate from Denver Union Station to a new platform at Winter Park Ski Resort during ski season.

The ski train previously ran from 1940 to 2009. It was discontinued in 2009 when it became too costly for a private operator to run.

Amtrak is partnering with Winter Park to bring the train back.

In March of 2015, Amtrak and Winter Park offered skiers a chance to try out a ski train for two days. Tickets sold out for both days.

Amtrak said they would study that weekend train trip very closely to see if it makes sense to make it a more regular ride in the future.

On Wednesday, they announced its return.

CDOT was also studying the 2015 train ride to see if it would reduce traffic on the mountain corridor. CDOT said last winter that a ski train could take 450 to 500 vehicles off the I-70 corridor during peak traffic times during ski season.

Winter Park is expected to announce details about train times and tickets on Thursday morning.

Winter Park Ski Train
Winter Park Ski Train