Alaska Airlines Offers Ski Enthusiasts Free Skiing at Top North American Resorts

Skiers, snowboarders, and those looking for a winter getaway can rejoice. Alaska Airlines is partnering with select top resorts in the Western United States and Canada to offer great deals on...

SEATTLE, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Skiers, snowboarders, and those looking for a winter getaway can rejoice.  Alaska Airlines is partnering with select top resorts in the Western United States and Canada to offer great deals on airfare, lift tickets and equipment rentals.

With Alaska Airlines' "Ski the West" promotion travelers can earn a roundtrip to their favorite ski destination for just the cost of the taxes. Additionally, ski enthusiasts who fly Alaska to a participating ski resort will also receive major rewards ranging from free lift tickets and free night skiing and when they fly to these destinations between Nov. 10 and Feb. 23, 2015.* (The dates may vary depending on when resorts open and close.)

To participate in the "Ski the West" program, travelers first must register for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan by Feb. 23 and fly two separate round trips to any two participating ski destinations. Alaska will send them a coupon good for a third roundtrip ticket to any of the qualifying ski destinations. Customers must pay the required taxes and fees at the time of booking.

"We're proud to provide our customers more nonstop flights to world-class winter destinations than any other carrier," said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external affairs for Alaska Airlines. "Whether you're a hard core skier or just looking for an excuse to go play for the weekend, Alaska Airlines' 'Ski the West' promotion makes planning your getaway simple and affordable."

Discount offers are good today through the end of the ski season, historically mid-April. For complete rules and details, visit or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

Once travelers arrive at their winter resort, all they need to do is show their Alaska Airlines boarding pass to receive discounts and complimentary activities with select partners. Offers vary depending on the resort.

Participating resort partners include:

  • Alyeska Resort, located outside of Anchorage, Alaska
  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, located in California
  • Big White Ski Resort, near Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Sun Valley Ski Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Big Sky Resort, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Big Sky Resort, located in Montana
  • Taos Ski Valley, located near Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, Bend, Oregon
  • Snowbasin Resort and Snowbird Ski Resort, located near Salt Lake City

Alaska will resume seasonal nonstop flights from Sun Valley to Seattle and Los Angeles on Dec. 13. Flights between San Diego and Mammoth and Seattle and Steamboat Springs will begin on Dec. 18, while new, seasonal flights between Las Vegas and Mammoth begin Jan. 15.

As part of "Ski the West," Alaska will unveil two, ski resort-themed planes in December to promote Alaska's nonstop service to Squaw Valley, located near Lake Tahoe, and Snowbird and Snowbasin, located near Salt Lake City. The Q400 and 737-800 will fly throughout Alaska Airlines route network until April 30, 2015.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at

*Terms and conditions: The "Ski the West" promotion is valid for Mileage Plan members who are Washington, Oregon or California residents. Registration is required prior to your first qualifying flight.  Once registered, member must fly four qualifying nonstop flights from Washington, Oregon or California to: Bozeman, Montana; Salt Lake City; Kelowna, British Columbia; Reno, Nevada; Mammoth Lakes, California; Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Kalispell, Montana; Sun Valley, Idaho; Vancouver, British Columbia; or Redmond, Oregon. Valid only on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, and flights operated on behalf of Alaska Airlines by Horizon Air and Sky West. Flight miles must be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ account. This offer is not valid on free or award travel.  All travel must be completed by Feb. 23, 2015, and credited to your Mileage Plan™ account by March 14, 2015. A maximum of one discount code per Mileage Plan member will be issued.  All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply. Offer subject to change without notice. See or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, terms and conditions for the discount code and information about checked baggage policies.

*Terms and conditions for the discounted ticket: Registered Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members who fly four qualifying nonstop flights between two of the cities referenced above by February 23, 2015, will receive a discount code for a round-trip ticket (taxes and fees from $28.20 apply) valid for travel between Washington, Oregon or California and the participating resort cities. Flights must take place between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2015. The passenger is responsible for all applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges, including checked baggage fees. No changes are allowed once ticket is issued. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Discount codes are non-transferable; the recipient of the discount code must be the traveler. This offer is not eligible for Mileage Plan or other frequent flyer program miles. The discount code cannot be applied to tickets that have already been purchased and issued. The discount code is relinquished at time of ticketing and void for future purchases. Valid only on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, and flights operated on behalf of Alaska Airlines by Horizon Air and Sky West.

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