‘Its the season
Alaska Airlines is making some extra room in their budget for travelers planning to hit the slopes during this year’s ski season by providing complimentary lift passes when they book flights to certain destinations.
With the airline’s “Ski Free” promotion coming back for the 2020-2021 winter season, skiers and snowboarders can head to select resorts in the U.S. and Canada and receive a free lift pass when they present their Alaska Airlines boarding pass.
Travelers flying to Anchorage, Alaska from Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, and Spokane will enjoy the slopes of Alyeska Resort. Those headed to Boise, Idaho, from Seattle will be welcomed with free passes at Bogus Basin. In contrast, Eaglecrest Ski Area passes are available with flights from Anchorage, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Seattle, Sitka, and Yakutat to Juneau. Flights from Seattle and Portland to Billings, Montana come free passes to Red Lodge Mountain, and passes to RED Mountain Resort are available with flights from Anchorage, Boise, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle Spokane.
Meanwhile, passengers flying to Kelowna, Canada, can get 25% off lift tickets at Big White Ski Resort. And those traveling to Steamboat Springs from Seattle or San Diego can receive free ski passes for kids at Steamboat Ski Resort.
As with most great deals in life, there’s a small catch.
Most resorts will only allow a free ski pass on the same day of a flight, and many promotions require passengers to travel on a specific flight route. Travelers receive one free ski pass per boarding pass presented, and it cannot be combined with any other offers. Some resorts will only honor the boarding pass only during specific promotional periods.
To book a flight and get more information on the other resorts participating in the “Ski Free” promotion, visit Alaska Airlines’ official website.
Jessica is a freelance journalist on a quest to see and experience everything our gorgeous planet offers and share her experiences with her fellow travelers. Jessica has written for several world-class Travel Magazines.