Expanded service on United further spreads to Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Sun Valley, Idaho; and Bozeman, Montana, among other Western destinations. The directive, which kicks off this season, unabashedly caters to skiers and their shred-seeking brethren.
Most important, though, are the deals that factor in for literally zero dollars. Alaska Air’s Ski Free endeavor didn’t make for splashy headlines when it debuted last November, but it should have: By partnering with 12 resorts, all on the West Coast, the carrier promises cheap and typically sub-$200 fares to mountains in Colorado, Canada, Idaho, California, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, and Utah. The kicker? Anyone who presents their Alaska boarding pass at the lodge gets a free lift ticket for a day.