Mr. Luxury Ski

The Crawford Hotel, Denver, Colorado

 

PHOTO COURTESY THE CRAWFORD HOTEL

PHOTO COURTESY THE CRAWFORD HOTEL

Yeah, you read that right. The acclaimed downtown Denver hotel by Sage Hospitality debuted in the former train depot back in 2014. But when Amtrak’s Winter Park Express returns to service this January, the 112-room Crawford instantly becomes one of the hottest ski hotels in the West. Round-trip train service between Denver and Winter Park Resort returns after a seven-year hiatus, and trains run Saturdays and Sundays, with an additional round-trip on Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day. The train practically departs from The Crawford’s back door, and the two-hour chug up a canyon and through the Moffat Tunnel is easily one of the most beautiful rail routes in the country. Winter Park Resort is a 3,000-acre powder playground known for prodigious snowfall and tree skiing in the legendary Mary Jane Territory. Take in the scenery on the way up, shred the gnar-gnar all day, and then enjoy the après-ski scene on the return trip—this is North America’s only après-ski train.

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This article originally appeared on AFAR.com