Ski Train 2020...IT'S BACK!!

The 23rd Annual Ski event is here!! Please see day of event
details below and we will see you at the train!
 




 
EVENT DATE: March 6th, 2020 @ 6am
 

 All Ski Train Participants:

We are excited to be back on the ski train this year. A lot has changed in the 10+ years since our last journey on the train. With that are stricter rules and regulations since Amtrak is a government controlled entity and we ask for your assistance in making this a successful maiden voyage. Please read carefully below:

REMINDER: No name changes or replacements will be allowed on train due to TSA restrictions.

Amtrak required a passenger manifest to be provided one week prior to the event and that has been submitted. Please be advised that they reserve the right to require a government ID matching the passenger manifest. Passengers not listed on the manifest are subject to fines or other penalties under penalty of law. The GPA Midstream Rocky Mountain Chapter will not be responsible for individuals choosing to ignore this requirement.

Please make sure you and your guests fill out a waiver online before Friday or they will need to complete a paper waiver prior to boarding the Ski Train.. Waivers will be available at morning check in table at the Winter Express Train Track 5 (Cars 1 - 3)

 

Click here for Waiver

Day-of event contact information: Katrina Lopez (702) 513-8057, Ted Zeiger (303) 829-8397

Amtrak prohibits the use of personal alcohol on the train. Drink tickets will be provided in your registration packet.

General Information for the event:

Location & Parking

1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202

Short term and long term parking is available for a fee near the station. Visit https://parking.amtrak.com/ and search for Denver to see available parking locations.
 

Arrival/Departure Info:

  • The train departs from Track 5 at 7 am.
  • Passengers should arrive 45 minutes before departure in order to load ski equipment. Loading will begin at 6:15 am.  Follow the directions of car hosts on the platform. The train departs WP at 4:30 pm.
  • Passengers should arrive 30 minutes before departure in order to prepare ski equipment for loading.
  • Passengers should line up at 4:00 pm.

Baggage/Seat Guidelines:

  • There is no checked baggage service.
  • Each passenger may carry‐on 2 pieces of luggage, plus one set of skis/poles or one snow board.
  • No item may exceed 50 pounds.  Please wrap or bundle skis and poles together.
  • Each passenger must bring their own ski/snowboard equipment and other luggage to the train.
  • Direction will be given at train‐side to the car that shall be boarded. Skis, poles and snowboards will be loaded in the large carry‐on baggage areas as directed by train staff.
  • Snow suits, helmets, ski boots, parkas, etc. must be taken to passenger's seat. Other baggage may be stowed on lower level luggage racks, or the overhead rack above each seat.
  • All ski equipment must be labeled with the passenger's name and phone number.
  • Seats are unassigned. Train staff will assist in finding seats. Passengers returning to Denver the same day will have the same car and seat number as the trip up to Winter Park.
  • All ski equipment must be labeled with the passenger's name and phone number.
  • Personal alcohol brought on board is not permitted. 
  • Snacks and beverages, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic will be available for purchase on the Winter Park Express.
  • Passengers may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy on the train. 
     

SKI TRAIN EVENT SCHEDULE:

5:30 am – Registration Opens (look for GPA table at the Winter Express Train, Track 5; Cars 1 -3)

7:00 am – Winter Express Departs (Promptly; if you miss the train your ticket will be at the WP Group Sales Office)

9:00 am – Arrive Winter Park Ski Resort

9:00 am – 3:45 pm – Take Gondola to Sunspot Café (gear storage, Bloody Mary & Mimosa's, Lunch and Après Ski activities)

Lunch will be served in 3 sessions: 11:30, 12:15 and 1:00pm. These sessions will be reserved seating only so plan your day accordingly. Wristbands designating lunch session/time will be issued at morning registration.

4:30 pm – Winter Express Leaves Promptly (if you miss the train you are on your own to get home)

6:40 pm– Arrives back at Union Station


For those of you that signed up for snowmobiling during the GPA Ski Train event, please note the following: 

Upon departing the train, look for Zack Riley of WHC.  He will be your point person.  You will be getting on vans to ride over to the snowmobile lodge.  Upon completion of your adventure, you will be getting on a bus (so don’t leave anything on the vans) and returning to the base of Winter Park ski area.  You will then take the gondola up to Sun Spot to enjoy lunch. 

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND SIGN THE SNOWMOBILE WAIVER

 

 

Here are some things you must bring and some things that are suggested you bring:

  1. Signed/initialed waiver and Driver’s license
  2. Ski Goggles (2 Pair suggested)
  3. Backpack for your stuff
  4. Bottled water
  5. Neck gator or balaclava or, is it baklava?  Be safe, bring all 3.  
  6. Insulated snow boots or waterproof hiking boots and good socks (barefoot is probably not a good idea)
  7. Warm ski gloves or mittens
  8. Waterproof ski pants & under layer (outer layer must be waterproof) (snowsuits are available for rent, $6.00)
  9. Warm ski jacket and under layers
  10. Camera 
  11.  Gratuity for the guides ($20+ is good).

* The snowmobile shop will provide DOT Snowmobile Helmets. 

Any questions prior to the event, please contact Keith Venable with WHC.  kvenable@whcenergyservices.com or 303.264.4948.
 

DOWNLOADS:

Amtrak/inter Park Express Passenger Information​

Snowmobile Waiver

March 6th, 2020 5:30 AM   through   6:30 PM
SOLD OUT! TRAIN ALL ACCESS (Train, Food, Drink) $200.00
ADD-ON Activities
UPGRADE - ALL ACCESS Train & Ski Pass (Train, Ski, Food, Drink) $75.00
UPGRADE - ALL ACCESS Train & Snowmobile Single (Train, Snowmobile, Food, Drink) $150.00
UPGRADE - ALL ACCESS Train & Snowmobile Tandem (Train, Snowmobile, Food, Drink) $215.00
1HR of Tubing @ 11am $35.00
1HR of Tubing @ 1pm $35.00
4 Pack - Ski Pass Upgrade $300.00
Raffle Tickets
Ticket (1) $5.00
Set of (5) tickets $20.00
Set of (15) tickets $50.00
Set of (25) tickets $100.00
Raffle Prize Sponsor
Platinum $750.00
Gold $500.00
Silver $250.00
Bronze $100.00
Donated $0.00
Sponsorships
Presenting Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $5,500.00
Diddy Bag Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $3,500.00
Mountaintop Drink Sponsor $2,500.00
Train Sponsors (SOLD OUT!) $3,000.00
Apres Ski Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $2,000.00
MTN Top Lunch Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $2,000.00
Photo Op Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $1,650.00
Ski Pass/Map Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $1,500.00
Welcome Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $1,500.00
Raffle Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $1,500.00
Train Drink Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $1,500.00
Sunspot Breakfast Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $1,250.00
Coat Check Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $750.00
Union Station Breakfast Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $750.00
Beverage Station Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $750.00
Bingo Sponsor (SOLD OUT!) $500.00
Giveaway Sponsors
Summit (SOLD OUT!) $2,500.00
Alpine (1) $1,500.00
Timberline (SOLD OUT!) $750.00

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