Winter Park Ski Train lawsuit scheduled for June trial |

Winter Park Ski Train lawsuit scheduled for June trial

Sky-Hi News staff with wire reports
Grand County, CO Colorado
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DENVER – A lawsuit over thwarted plans to revive the ski train between Denver and the Winter Park Resort is scheduled to go to trial in June, according to an Associated Press report.

Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC was negotiating with Amtrak for crews to bring back ski train service in 2009 after the former Ski Train’s cars were sold. Iowa Pacific blames last-minute demands by Amtrak for more insurance coverage for derailing those efforts.

Ski-Hi News staff have made several phone calls in recent months to Iowa Pacific, which did not return any of the calls.

Amtrak has said various safety issues and Amtrak’s liability and operating requirements had to be met before the train could run.

The parties could still resolve the dispute out of court, but for now, a trial is set to begin in late June.

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