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Fly With Alaska Airlines and Ski for Free This Season at 8 Resorts

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Do you love to ski? Good news, because Alaska Airlines has again partnered with several ski resorts to offer free skiing when you fly to select destinations.

With many resorts opening in late November, we’ll review what you need to know to plan an epic winter vacation.

Offer Details

Alaska’s updated winter promotion offers free day passes to skiers and snowboarders when they fly the airline to certain destinations. In many cases, you will just need to show your same-day boarding pass and ID to take advantage of the promotion.

In total, there are 8 separate resorts participating in this deal, although each one has different requirements:

Alyeska Resort

  • Fly into Anchorage (ANC) in Alaska
  • Ski free on the day of arrival
  • Must present same-day boarding pass and ID
  • Valid Monday to Friday between January 10, 2022, and April 30, 2023
  • Blackout dates include: January 16, February 20, and March 10 to 17, 2023

Bogus Basin

  • Fly into Boise (BOI) in Idaho
  • Ski free on the day of arrival
  • 1 free ticket per boarding pass
  • Must present same-day boarding pass and ID
  • Blackout dates and times:
    • Saturdays and Sundays before 3:00 pm
    • November 25-28, December 26-31, 2022
    • January 1, 15-17, 2023
    • February 19-21, 2023

Eaglecrest Ski Area

  • Fly into Juneau (JNU) in Alaska
  • Ski free on the day of arrival
  • Must present same-day boarding pass and ID

Red Lodge Mountain

  • Fly into Billings (BIL) in Montana
  • Ski free on the day of departure
  • 1 free ticket per boarding pass

RED Mountain Resort

  • Fly into Spokane (GEG) in Washington
  • Must fly between December 10, 2022, and April 2, 2023
  • 1 free ticket per boarding pass
  • Must present boarding pass and ID
  • Lift ticket valid any time between December 10, 2022, and April 2, 2023

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

  • Fly into Spokane (GEG) in Washington
  • Ski free on the day of arrival
  • Must present boarding pass

Ski Marmot Basin

  • Fly into Edmonton (YEG) in Alberta, Canada or Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Calgary, Canada
  • Receive a free full-day lift ticket within 21 days of arrival or purchase a 3-consecutive-day lift ticket for the price of a 2-day lift ticket
  • Valid from December 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023
  • Must present boarding pass and ID

Steamboat Ski & Resort

  • Fly into Steamboat Springs/Hayden (HDN) in Colorado
  • Ski free on the day of departure
  • Must present boarding pass

Hot Tip: Alaska does not charge excess baggage fees for ski/snowboard bags and boot bags. Learn more about how to check your winter equipment for every major airline in our guide to ski and snowboard airline luggage policies.

Is It Worth It?

Alaska Airlines winter ski
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The answer to this question is obvious if you were already planning on skiing this year. After all, who doesn’t like free lift tickets? This is especially true when you consider that many can cost $50 or more per day — for a party of 4, this can easily save you hundreds of dollars. Of course, you’ll want to be aware of blackout dates and other limitations. Though, as you can see, some resorts are more generous than others.

Hot Tip: If you’d rather ski multiple times this season, consider opting for a season ski pass instead, which can save you tons of money! 

This promotion also doesn’t specify that your ticket must be paid, which presents some pretty tempting options to consider. It’s entirely possible to craft a free weekend vacation by redeeming Alaska Mileage Plan miles for costly winter season flights, enjoying your free ski day, and then sleeping somewhere else using hotel points. Not a bad deal!

Final Thoughts

This updated winter promotion from Alaska is great. Along with offering nonstop service to several different ski destinations, you’ll also score yourself a free lift ticket at 8 different resorts when you present your boarding pass. Keep in mind that some destinations have blackout dates and other restrictions, so be sure to do your research before you book.

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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