continued “We try to provide a very leisurely experience to the riders,” said Torrico. A shuttle meets riders at the exit in North Creek to bring them directly to the mountain.
The train can accommodate 800 riders per day and offers a choice of either a vintage coach car downstairs, or dome car seating upstairs. The service will continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 31.
Although the train is intended for skiers, Torrico said the first weekend saw an influx of passengers who rode the train as a sightseeing venture.
Those who don’t ski can enjoy the ride and the landscape and visit North Creek upon arrival, much like the train’s fall schedule. The hamlet boasts numerous restaurants, shops and cultural attractions.
Round-trip tickets start at $30 for coach cars and $55 for dome seating. Ski packages are also available for those hitting the slopes. They include round-trip train transportation and a lift ticket. Packages begin at around $70.
“We hope skiers and sightseers opt to skip the drive this winter and jump on board for a special travel experience that will offer unparalleled service and convenience,” said Torrico.
For more information visit www.goremountainsnowtrain.com.