12 places to ski for free with your Alaska Airlines boarding pass

Did you know you can use your Alaska Airlines boarding pass to redeem incredible ski deals, including free lift tickets? We’re also making it more affordable to fly with your gear. Instead of charging oversize bag fees, skis and snowboards are treated as regular checked bags subject to our standard fees. And 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 12 resorts offering deals for the 2019-2020 ski season:


Alyeska Resort (Fly to Anchorage)
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 650″ of annual snowfall at the summit.

Present your Alaska Airlines boarding pass and matching ID at any ticket office and ski free the day you arrive. Valid weekdays only from January 7-April 17, 2020. Learn more.

Blackout dates:

  • MLK Day: January 20, 2020
  • President’s Day: February 17, 2020
  • ASD Spring Break: March 6-13, 2020

Eaglecrest Ski Area (Fly to Juneau)

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.

Flash your morning flight’s boarding pass for a free lift ticket, and you’ll be riding the lifts in no time. This offer is only valid on the same day as your arriving flight in Juneau. Learn more.

Photo courtesy of Eaglecrest Ski Area.


Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows (Fly to Reno/Tahoe)

With a scenic mountaintop beginner area, unmatched intermediate and advanced terrain, and incredible views of Lake Tahoe from every peak, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are one of the top ski destinations in North America. The resorts offer 6,000 acres of world-class skiing, as well as a vibrant European-style village full of lively restaurants, bars and boutiques. A quick shuttle connects the two resorts, and skiers and snowboards can experience both mountains on the same lift ticket.

Just present your same-day Alaska boarding pass with a matching photo I.D to receive a complimentary afternoon lift ticket good for the day you arrive. Learn more.

Skiing at Squaw Valley. Look at that view!


Big White Ski Resort (Fly to Kelowna)

If you’re after fantastic snow, don’t look any further than Big White. Our bountiful, dry powder is legendary and was recently voted as the “Best Snow in North America” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Big White is incredibly easy to get to – a short 45-minute shuttle from the Kelowna International Airport. When you arrive into Big White, head to the slopes.

Ski for free the same day you arrive at Big White. Simply present your same day of arrival Alaska Airlines boarding pass and ID to the Village Centre Mall ticket office and you’ll receive a lift ticket on us. Learn more.

Ski Marmot Basin (Fly to Edmonton)

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 three terrain parks on 1,729 acres of perfectly groomed trails, powder-filled alpine bowls, and treed runs at one of the most uncrowded ski areas in North America.

Present your boarding pass or itinerary and photo ID at Ski Marmot Basin Guest Services to receive one of the following offers: Receive a free full day lift ticket or purchase a 3-day consecutive day lift ticket for the price of a 2-day lift ticket. Learn more.

Photo courtesy of Big White Ski Resort.

RED Mountain Resort (Fly to Spokane)

RED Mountain Resort, located in Rossland, BC, is the first stop on Canada’s famous Powder Highway. RED delivers 2,877 acres of pristine, unfettered skiing. Plus, our expansion to Grey Mountain added nearly 1,000 acres of terrain to the equation, bumping them into the Top 20 size-wise in North America. With 7.6m of annual snowfall, inbounds cat-skiing, the brand-new Josie Hotel at the base, our Get Lost Adventure Centre, and the friendliest locals around, The New York Times ranked RED their “#8 Best Place in the World to Visit.”

Fly Alaska Airlines to Spokane and present your boarding pass and ID to receive a free Adult Lift Ticket. Ticket valid December 12, 2019 to April 5, 2020. Learn more.


Steamboat Ski Resort (Fly to Steamboat Springs/Hayden)

Steamboat Resort is famous worldwide for its authentic western atmosphere, genuine friendliness and fluffy Champagne Powder® snow. Olympic heritage also runs deep here in Ski Town, U.S.A.®, where 89 Olympians have trained during their careers. Many of those athletes honed their skills on Steamboat’s legendary snow and expansive terrain, which encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 skiable acres across six peaks. This winter, experience firsthand one of North America’s top resorts.

Show your boarding pass for travel from Seattle or San Diego to Steamboat Springs (HDN) Airport, to the Steamboat ticket office and get a free day of skiing on your departure date. Learn more.

Steamboat Ski Resort.


Bogus Basin (Fly to Boise)

Bogus Basin, located just 16 miles above Boise, Idaho, is Idaho’s second largest ski area in Idaho.  It is a community icon, offering 2,600 acres of skiable alpine terrain, 26k of cross country trails, a tubing hill, and Idaho’s only mountain coaster:  the Glade Runner.  Bogus Basin is open for night skiing until 10:00pm seven days a week.  The area has three high speed quad chairlifts and a wide variety of terrain for all ages and abilities.

Fly Alaska Airlines to Boise (BOI) and hit the slopes on the same day as your flight with a free Bogus Basin lift ticket. Present your same day of arrival Alaska Airlines boarding pass and ID at the Simplot Lodge ticket window, and you’ll receive your ticket. Restrictions apply. Learn more.

Blackout dates:

  • November 29th through December 1st, 2019
  • December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
  • January 17-20, 2020
  • February 15-17, 2020

Schweitzer (Fly to Spokane)

As the largest ski resort in Idaho or Washington, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is quickly rising in the ranks of the nation’s top destination resorts with 2,900 acres of amazing terrain and renowned tree skiing. Schweitzer is well known for its two massive bowls, uncrowded slopes, breathtaking views, and amazing gladed terrain.

Ski free the day you arrive when you present your Alaska boarding pass. Only valid for day of arrival. Learn more.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort.


Red Lodge Mountain (Fly to Billings)

Located in south central Montana, Red Lodge Mountain boasts 2,400 vertical feet and over 1,635 acres of groomed runs, glades and chutes to explore. The resort is known for offering an authentic Montana experience: no long lines or high prices; just great snow and great people. The laid-back vibe bleeds into the town of Red Lodge, with a quaint downtown boasting history and scenic vistas.

Ski free on your day of departure. Simply show your boarding pass on your day of departure at any ticket window to redeem a ticket. This offer is limited to one free ticket per boarding pass presented, cannot be combined with other offers and has no cash value. Learn more.

Whitefish Resort (Fly to Kalispell)
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.

Ski free on your day of departure. Simply show your boarding pass on your day of departure at any ticket window to redeem a ticket.
Learn more.

Whitefish Resort.


Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort (Fly to Redmond/Bend)

Just 20 miles west of Bend, Oregon sits Mt. Bachelor, the largest mountain resort in the Cascades. Our stunning volcanic mountain (now dormant) features over 4,300 acres of skiable terrain, 3,365 vertical feet and 360 degrees of skiing and riding options off the summit. With over 462 inches of light, dry snow falling on Mt. Bachelor every year, the winter season typically thrives from Thanksgiving deep into May. Mt. Bachelor caters to all ability levels. Mt. Bachelor’s close proximity to Bend and Sunriver makes lodging options, nightlife, and other outdoor pursuits easily accessible.

Fly into Redmond/Bend (RDM) and hit the slopes on the same day as your flight with a free Mt. Bachelor lift ticket. Restrictions apply. Learn more.

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

These promotions are offered by the individual resorts. Please check with your destination before you go to ensure offers are current.

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