In the winter of 2010, the annual Alaskan Railroad ski train to Curry, Alaska was derailed under the financial strain on the rail company. Thankfully, the party is back after only a year’s hiatus and will return to the track on March 20th, 2011.
The Anchorage Nordic Ski Association, who have hosted the event since 1972, will once again bring the event that features nearly 700 skiers riding the train to Curry where they can participate in skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing activities in the remote Alaskan wilderness not passable to cars.
The train path will start in Anchorage and will make a stop in the Palin family’s hometown of Wasilla before settling at the final destination.
Tickets for the ski train’s return go on sale on October 1st to Anchorage Nordic Ski Association members, and on November 7th for non-members. Prices run $100 for members, and $130 to the public.