Months before it rolls down the tracks, the Ski Train to Curry has sold out.
The last $100 ticket for the March 19 trip was sold Monday. The ski train is coming off a one-year hiatus prompted by severe cutbacks and layoffs at the Alaska Railroad.
The Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage (NSAA) is keeping a waiting list.
Southcentral ski trains date back to the 1940s. This year there will be 14 passenger cars, accommodating 670 skiers.
“Curry has come into it’s own,” said Diane Moxness, executive director of NSAA. “People are realizing it’s a fun place to go, a fun place to ski.”
Moxness said the association would explore adding a second ski train next year.
The ski train first went north to Curry in 2003 and eventually supplanted the popular trip south to Grandview because of avalanche concerns.