2nd Ski Train run sells out in four hours

Updated 12:49 p.m: Winter Park reports that, just four hours after going on sale, tickets for a second running of the Ski Train from Union Station have sold out. That's a a pace of about 100 tickets-per-hour or 1.6 tickets per minute.

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A week after the Ski Train's one-off run from Denver to Winter Park sold out, Amtrak says it's adding another run "due to overwhelming demand."

The second run will be on Sunday, March 15. The first run, scheduled for March 14, sold out in 10 hours.

The train's limited return is in celebration of Winter Park's 75th anniversary, though it also is a test to measure interest in resuming the service. The Ski Train was shut down in 2009 after losing money for years.

"We share the public’s passion for this train as well as its hope for regular rail service in the future," said Gary DeFrange, Winter Park Resort president and COO.

Round-trip tickets will cost $75.