A ski vacation is quite expensive — what with the lift tickets, the travel and lodging costs, and all the gear needed for a successful day on the slopes. If you plan to take a ski trip this coming winter, Alaska Airlines may be able to help make the trip more affordable — if you’re willing to head straight from the airport to the slopes. Its “ski free” program offers free lift tickets to boarding pass holders at eight ski resorts in the United States and Canada. All you have to do is fly into the resort’s qualifying airport and hang onto your boarding pass. The catch is that you’ll have to make good time getting from the airport to the ski hill, because seven of the eight resorts only hand out the free ticket on the same day you fly in. Here’s the lowdown, by state or province.
Note: Free lift tickets are not valid on certain blackout days and travelers must fly from eligible airports served by Alaska Airlines. Check the websites listed here or the resort’s website to be sure your date of arrival and departure airport renders you eligible for a free lift ticket.