Saratoga-North Creek Railway at the North Creek train station
Photo by Andy Flynn.
continued For non-skiers, the Snow Train welcomes passengers to visit downtown North Creek where a variety of antique shops, country stores, bed and breakfasts and restaurants line Main Street and offer visitors an array of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway Snow Train departs Saratoga Springs on Fridays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and arrives in North Creek at 12:17 p.m. Return service departs North Creek at 3:45 p.m. and arrives in Saratoga Springs at 5:57 p.m.
On Saturdays, the train will offer two travel options for passengers. The first train departs Saratoga Springs at 7 a.m. and arrives in North Creek at 9:17 a.m. A second train will follow with a departure from Saratoga Springs at 10 a.m. arriving in North Creek at 12:15 p.m. Return trips will depart from North Creek beginning at 1 p.m. with arrival in Saratoga Springs at 3:15 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. arriving in Saratoga Springs at 7:15 p.m.
Shuttle transportation is provided to Gore Mountain by the Snow Train on all arrivals and departures. On Saturdays, the 10 a.m. departure from Saratoga Springs and 1 p.m. departure from North Creek will not offer dome cars or full meal service. A snack bar will be available for passengers.
The Snow Train offers a choice of either vintage coach car or dome car seating. The coach cars are roomy and comfortable, ideal for family traveling, while the dome cars offer uninterrupted views of the winter landscape through large dome windows that wrap overhead.
Round-trip adult tickets are $30 for coach cars and $55 for dome seating. Round-trip child tickets are $20 for coach cars and $40 for dome seating. For those headed to the slopes, the Snow Train will offer ski packages which include round-trip train transportation and a lift ticket to Gore Mountain. For more information, please visit SNCSnowTrain.com.
For younger ski fans, the Snow Train is offering a 2013 “Haul Pass,” which includes five round-trip rides on the snow train in coach seating for $99 – a 66 percent discount. Lift ticket must be purchased separately.
For more information about the Saratoga & North Creek Railway Snow Train, including a full schedule, please visit SNCSnowTrain.com.