Fox Valley 
Snowdrifters Ski Club


Winter Park, Colorado

on the Ski Train


Saturday, February 24, to

Friday, March 1, 2024


Coach seat on Train, Air, and Lodging: $1,195

2-person shared Roomette on Train, Air, Lodging: $1,566 (per-person)

Land Only: $870

Single Supplement at hotel $484

3-day lift tickets $255

4-day lift tickets $340

These group rate lift ticket prices are below the senior rates!

And Winter Park is on the IKON Pass.

The trip includes:

  • Overnight sleeper train to Winter Park, return by air to Chicago

    • Coach offers a fully reclining business-class size seat at a more affordable price, meals available for purchase in cafe car.
    • 2-person Roomette option includes meals on your journey, assured window seat, a little more privacy.
  • Ground Transfers

  • Five nights lodging at Vintage Hotel

  • $15 Food voucher per person

Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park Resort is a year-round resort located about a ninety minute drive from Denver, CO. The mountain opened in 1940. The resort consists of three interconnected mountain peaks which share a common lift ticket. There is skiing for all abilities, from beginner to tree skiing and moguls, and it was voted “Best Ski Resort in North America” in 2018 and 2019. There are 23 lifts, and a skiable area of 3081 acres.

    For nearly 70 years, a popular way for Denver residents to arrive was by the Ski Train, which arrives right at the resort’s base area. It stopped operating for a time in 2009, but it’s running again, re-started in 2017 as the Winter Park Express. For us non-Denver residents, we will board the “California Zephyr” in Naperville, which uses the same tracks as the Express out of Denver, and takes us right into Winter Park.



    The Vintage Hotel is located in the center of the Winter Park ski village. The ski resort is reached by a 5 minute ride on the free Village Cabriolet cable car. In the evenings guests can enjoy beverages at the Five Mountain Tavern, the hotel’s lounge bar.  A ski storage service is provided daily and free Wi-Fi is provided in all common areas.

    Payment Schedule:
    • Deposit June - $250
    •  July - $250
    • August - $250
    • September - $250
    • October - $250
    • November - Balance Due

    Note:  In some cases, unexpected expenses, taxes, or charges beyond our control may be incurred on a trip.  In such cases, trip prices will be adjusted accordingly.

    Trip insurance is recommended for this trip but is NOT part of the package price. Get more details on our web page under "Our Trips".  To order, you will need to know that the carriers are Amtrak and United Airlines and the travel agent is


    For more information, please contact one of the trip leaders:

         Michael Shimkus, 630-447-9529,

         Hank Lobbes, 630-643-5597,


    Sounds great, how do I sign up?

    You need to be a member of the club to join us on this trip.  Not a member yet?  Just click here to fill out a membership application and personal profile.  You will also need to sign our online liability waiver and acknowledge our refund policy.

    Already a member?  Contact the trip leader to reserve your space on this trip, then bring your deposit to a meeting or mail it in to the address below to hold your spot.

       Snowdrifters ski club

        P. O. Box 697

        Batavia IL, 60510

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