Fly Alaska, ski for free at stunning resorts

Whitefish Resort.

Did you know you can use your Alaska Airlines boarding pass to redeem incredible ski deals, including free lift tickets? Simply present your Alaska Airlines boarding pass and matching ID at any ticket office and ski free the day you arrive—but double check your destination’s quarantine rules!

Plus, we’re making it more affordable to fly with your gear too. Instead of charging oversize bag fees, skis and snowboards are treated as regular checked bags subject to our standard feesAnd don’t forget: Eligible Alaska Airlines Visa® cardholders get their first checked bag free, including their ski or board bag.

Here’s a look at the resorts offering deals for the 2020-2021 ski season. Please note: some regions have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Alyeska Resort

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Fly to Anchorage (ANC) Flights from Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, and Spokane

Alyeska Resort sits in the heart of Girdwood, a glacier-carved valley. To the west and north, the mountains of the Chugach State Park provide a stunning backdrop over Alyeska. Alyeska is an established ski destination known for its steep terrain and deep snowpack. With expansive mountain and ocean inlet views, Alyeska boasts an average 669″ of annual snowfall at the summit. Learn more.

Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin.

Fly to Boise (BOI) Flights from Seattle.

Bogus Basin is much more than a typical hometown ski hill. The nonprofit recreation area boasts 2,600 acres of skiable terrain, four high speed quad chair lifts, and night skiing until 10pm, seven days a week. True to its mission, Bogus Basin offers accessibility (the area is just 16 miles from downtown Boise, Idaho), and affordability. In addition to downhill skiing and riding, Bogus Basin has a Nordic Center with 37 kilometers of trails for skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking. Learn more.

Eaglecrest Ski Area

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Fly to Juneau (JNU) Flights from Anchorage, Glacier Bay/Gustavus, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Seattle, Sitka, and Yakutat.

Eaglecrest is Juneau, Alaska’s community owned and operated ski area with big mountain terrain, 1620′ vertical drop, 640+ acres, impressive backcountry access, untracked powder, and hardly a lift line. Never heard of Eaglecrest? They’re a well-kept secret, but closer than you think. Downtown Juneau is only 15 minutes away, and there are daily flights from Seattle and Anchorage. Learn more.

Red Lodge Mountain

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Fly to Billings (BIL) Flights from Seattle and Portland

Red Lodge Mountain is Montana skiing, pure and simple. No lift lines, no attitude, no big prices – just great snow, great people, and an authentic Montana experience. Located in south central Montana, Red Lodge Mountain boasts 2,400 feet of vertical and over 1,635 acres of groomers, glades, & chutes to explore. The laid-back atmosphere & small-town personality make the town of Red Lodge the “Coolest Ski Town You’ve Never Heard Of,” according to Business Insider. And with its rich history, scenic vistas, and quaint 6-block downtown, Red Lodge will capture your heart and leave you dreaming of your next visit. Learn more.

RED Mountain Resort

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Fly to Spokane (GEG)Flights from Anchorage, Boise, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle

Fiercely independent RED Mountain Resort delivers 3,850 acres of pristine skiing, putting us in Top 10 terrain territory in North America. With a new chairlift on Topping Creek, the skier flow and access to Grey Mountain is streamlined along with an additional 7 incredible intermediate runs over 300 acres of terrain. Read more.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

Fly to Spokane (GEG)Flights from Anchorage, Boise, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle

Considered by many as the best skiing in Idaho and the best family-friendly resort in the Pacific Northwest, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is independently owned and proud of it. Schweitzer ranks as one of the nation’s top winter destinations with 2900 acres of amazing terrain thanks to its two massive bowls and renowned tree skiing. Located in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle, and only 80 miles from Spokane, WA , Schweitzer overlooks the town of Sandpoint, ID and offers breathtaking views of three states, Canada and the impressive Lake Pend Oreille. Read more.

Ski Marmot Basin

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Fly to Edmonton (YEG) or Calgary (YYC) Flights from Seattle

Ski Marmot Basin is located 12 miles south of the authentic Canadian mountain town of Jasper, surrounded by 4,247 square miles of protected wilderness in Jasper National Park. Boasting the highest base elevation of any major ski area in Canada, the ski area receives consistent snow from mid-November to early May each season. Skiers and snowboarders can explore 91 runs and two terrain parks on 1,720 acres of perfectly groomed trails, powder-filled alpine bowls, and treed runs at one of the most uncrowded ski areas in North America. Read more.

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Resort.

Fly to Kalispell/Glacier Park (FCA) Flights from Portland and Seattle.

Since 1947, Whitefish Mountain Resort has welcomed skiers and riders seeking a mountain that is uncrowded, beautiful, and affordable. Rising above the town of Whitefish, in beautiful northwest Montana, in the backyard of Glacier National Park (only 35 miles away), the resort charms its guests with a friendly fun-loving vibe, variety of terrain, and virtually no lift lines at an unbeatable value. Whitefish’s Big Mountain is the quintessential skier’s mountain averaging more than 300 inches of snow annually on 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes, and glades on all aspects. Read more.


  1. Whitefish Resort is my choice place.

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