7 Train Travel Better in Winter, From the Swiss Alps to Alaska

On a clear day when the train glides over a branch Denali National Park and Preserveyou can see the Denali peak of the same name – the tallest in North America.

While it runs from mid-September to mid-May (and Alaska never gets warm), winter is the best time for the Aurora Winter Train, with the frozen landscapes being particularly stunning.

With stops in the quaint towns of Wasilla and Talkeetna, you can stretch your legs and get a glimpse of life in the Alaskan countryside.

tickets Aurora winter train $234 from late November to March 31st, $218 from September to late November and from April 1st to May 7th.

Canadian Train Toronto – Vancouver, Canada

Canada turns into a true snow wonderland in winter, and Canadian train Toronto-Vancouver It’s the best way to experience it in all its glory. A four-day trip from Toronto to Vancouver, the journey winds through five counties, showcasing both the amazing diversity of the countries and the breathtaking landscapes.

In Ontario, you move out of urban areas Toronto Into the rolling countryside surrounding the Great Lakes region before crossing southern Manitoba where frozen lakes, snow-covered forests and wintry meadows await. More cool plains follow in south-central Saskatchewan, stretching across frozen lakes and towering bridges to Alberta and the Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape. The final leg of the journey is British Columbia, home to some of the country’s most iconic scenery and at the end Vancouver.

Skyline’s dome cars offer the best vantage points for observing the scenery, while three different room categories — Prestige, Sleeper Plus, and Economy — make this trip suitable for every budget.

Economy-Class-Tickets an Canadian train Toronto-Vancouver from about $370; Sleeper Plus for $1,300; and Prestige at $2,340.

Amtrak California Zephyr, Chicago nach San Francisco

drive on board California Zephyr It’s a unique experience all year round, but in winter the snowy panoramas can be particularly epic. Then the train leaves Chicago mir San Francisco In about two days, travelers can enjoy the winter landscape that opens before them, from the Rocky Mountains to the Sierra Nevada Mountains UtahRed Rock Country is in the middle.

Every turn brings new snowy landscapes, and since this is some of the most beautiful scenery in North America, you’ll have a hard time not staring out the window for the entire drive.

Hotel-level cars (each with private bath and shower) add to the ride, as does the option to stop in Denver or Salt Lake City Ski City.

return tickets California Zephyr From $142 for a bus and $805 for a room.

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