Fly Alaska Airlines. Ski Free. Here is How…

Winter is fast approaching — which means that ski season is upon us. If you enjoy snow skiing, you can choose from twelve ski resort partners at which you can ski for free when you show your boarding pass from a flight on which you were a passenger of Alaska Airlines.

Fly Alaska Airlines. Ski Free. Here is How…

Each ski resort has its own offer as well as terms and conditions; so please read them carefully.

  1. Alyeska Resort Simply present your same day of arrival boarding pass and matching identification at the ticket office and receive a FREE lift ticket Monday through Friday during the Fly and Ski Free Midweek deal. Free lift ticket offer is good for flight arrival date only. Limit one lift ticket per boarding pass. Please present a paper boarding pass for redemption. Dates Available: weekdays January 8, 2018 through April 20, 2018. Blackout Dates:
    • Spring Break, March 12-16, 2018
    • Martin Luther King Junior Holiday: Monday, January 15, 2018
    • Presidents Day: Monday, February 19, 2018
    • Other blackout dates may apply
  2. Big White Ski Resort Ski free on your same day of arrival when you fly with Alaska Airlines during the 2017-2018 ski season. Simply present your same day of arrival boarding pass and corresponding government issued photo identification at the main ticket office and you will be on the slopes before you know it! Please note free skiing is only applicable on the same day as your boarding pass.
  3. Mammoth Mountain Resort When you book a round-trip flight between Los Angeles or San Diego to Mammoth, you can ski free on the day you leave. This offer is good all season long. Just show your boarding pass at any ticket window to redeem.
  4. Marmot Basin Present your Alaska Airlines boarding pass and receive a full day ticket to ski free the day you depart. Restrictions apply.
    • Receive a free full day lift ticket.
    • Purchase a 3-consecutive day lift ticket for the price of a 2-day lift ticket.
  5. Mount Bachelor Take advantage of the Alaska Airlines/Horizon early flight arrivals at the Redmond/Bend airport and hit the slopes with a free Mount Bachelor lift ticket in addition to a High Performance Ski or Snowboard equipment rental package the day you land. It is as simple as using your Alaska Airlines boarding pass a second time — at the mountain — to get your complimentary adult lift ticket and equipment rental! Free Ticket and Rental Offer is only valid on the day of travel, with presenting same day boarding pass on Alaska Airlines/Horizon flights.
  6. RED Mountain Resort will offer Alaska Airlines customers that fly to Spokane one adult lift ticket valid December 9, 2017 to April 2, 2018. No blackouts. Just present your boarding pass and identification to RED Mountain Resort Guest Services to redeem the free ticket. Please note that boarding passes must be dated between December 9, 2017 to April 2, 2018.
  7. Schweitzer Mountain Resort Fly Alaska Airlines to Schweitzer this winter and when you show your boarding pass, you can ski for FREE on the day you arrive in Spokane! This offer is valid for day of flight arrival in Spokane ONLY.
  8. Snowbasin Resort Fly Alaska Airlines to Salt Lake City International airport on any of the direct flights from seven different cities between Monday and Wednesday and register at for your free lift ticket to Snowbasin Resort. Visit to register for the ski free promotion after booking your Alaska Airlines flight. Must present your boarding pass, Visit Ogden confirmation email and photo identification at Snowbasin Resort within 24 hours of arrival for a free single day lift ticket. Valid December 4, 2017 through December 15, 2017; and January 2, 2018 through April 8, 2018. Must fly Monday – Wednesday and redeem ticket for same day use on Tuesday through Thursday on the day following your flight.
  9. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Resort Guests arriving via commercial airline can ski or ride on the day of their arrival for free. Now easier than ever, pick up your fly and ski free ticket at the new “Mountain Concierge” store in the Reno Tahoe International Airport.
    • Present your same-day commercial airline boarding pass with a matching photo identification at the Mountain Concierge store or at Guest Services and Sales Center at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows and receive a complimentary lift ticket valid on the same day you arrive.
    • Lift ticket valid at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
  10. Steamboat Ski Resort Show your Alaska Airlines boarding pass, for travel from Steamboat (HDN) to Seattle or San Diego, at the Steamboat Ticket Office and get a FREE day of skiing on your departure date.
  11. Sun Valley Resort Fly on Alaska Airlines from Seattle (SEA), Portland (PDX) or Los Angeles (LAX) to Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) and receive more bang for your buck with your boarding pass.
    • Seattle (SEA) Exchange your Alaska Airlines boarding pass either the day you arrive or the next day after your arrival. Your choice once you arrive in Sun Valley:
      • Same day of arrival | Free lift ticket to Bald Mountain OR a day pass at the Sun Valley Nordic Center.
      • Next day after arrival | 50 percent off a two-hour adult group ski lesson OR
      • Free sport package rental at Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports at River Run (base of Bald Mountain).
    • Portland (PDX) and Los Angeles (LAX) Exchange your Alaska Airlines boarding pass for one of the following for the next day after your arrival:
      • 50 percent off a two-hour adult group ski lesson OR
      • Free sport package rental at Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports at River Run (base of Bald Mountain).
  12. Whitefish Mountain Resort Fly Alaska Airlines and ski for free on your day of departure. Simply present your boarding pass on your departure date at any ticket window to redeem a ticket for your stated day of departure.
    • Limit one free ticket per boarding pass presented.
    • Not to be combined with any other offers and has no cash value.
    • Expires at the end of the Winter 2017/18 Season.
    • Not valid on “non-rev” tickets.
    • Offer not valid December 26, 2017 through January 1, 2018 and February 17 through 19, 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. If nonstop service is offered during the advertised travel period, the advertised fare applies to the nonstop flights only. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. An additional VAT fee from $2.15 (CAD) per bag for bags checked in Canada may apply.

For travel solely within the state of Alaska, customers may check up to three bags free of charge. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags or overweight or oversized items.

These fares are nonrefundable and are only available on flights marketed by Alaska Airlines for travel on Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Horizon Air, SkyWest, or PenAir. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $15.00 more per person than the advertised fare. Applicable fare and tax differences apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125(USD) change fee per person applies to changes made within 60 days of ticketed travel. The change fee is waived when travel is wholly within the state of Alaska on flights operated by Alaska Airlines. Fares include U.S. government taxes and fees. Canadian and Mexican government taxes and fees that are included in the fares shown are based on the current currency exchange rate and are subject to change. All fares are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice, and other restrictions apply. Some markets may not operate daily service. Some flights may be operated by or in conjunction with Virgin America, Horizon Air, SkyWest, or PenAir.


If you travel via Alaska Airlines and you enjoy skiing, this offer was made for you. Just be sure that you read the terms and conditions of each ski resort, as some permit free skiing on the day of arrival — while others offer free skiing on the day of departure.

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “Fly Alaska Airlines. Ski Free. Here is How…”

  1. Alyeska Resort does not accept boarding passes next day. Same Day only

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      The article has been corrected, Eric Fullerton.

      Thank you for the information.

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