I never rode it, but seems like so many people Colorado had an incredible connection to it.
The Anschutz Company is confirming news reports that the Ski Train has been sold to the Algoma Central Railway Inc., a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway, and will no longer be operated in Colorado.
A subsidiary of the Anschutz Company has operated the Ski Train at a consistent loss over the past 21 years.
Profitability had never been the controlling issue with the Ski Train. However, more recently it has faced additional, serious challenges including, escalating costs - particularly liability coverage; operational conflicts with freight train traffic, substantial uncertainties posed by redevelopment of Denver's Union Station; as well as long-term impacts resulting from this nation's economic crisis.
Regrettably, the Ski Train could no longer be operated under these conditions.