Alaska Airlines Is Offering Free Ski Passes to a Dozen Resorts With Winter Flights

Time to ski for free.

If you're planning to hit the slopes, a flight aboard Alaska Airlines could pay for itself this winter.

The airline is bringing back its "Ski Free" promotion for the 2020-2021 winter season, allowing skiers and snowboarders free lift passes at resorts in the U.S. and Canada after they present an Alaska Airlines boarding pass.

Resorts that will be giving out free time on the slopes include Alyeska Resort in Alaska for passengers flying from Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, and Spokane to Anchorage. Skiing at Bogus Basin in Idaho is free for passengers flying from Seattle to Boise. Eaglecrest Ski Area passes are available with flights from Anchorage, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Seattle, Stika and Yakutat to Juneau.

Flights from Seattle and Portland to Billings, Montana are eligible for free passes to Red Lodge Mountain and passes to RED Mountain Resort are available with flights from Anchorage, Boise, Portland, San Diego and Seattle to Spokane. Schweitzer Mountain Resort has free passes for people flying from Anchorage, Boise, Portland, San Diego and Seattle to Spokane.

Passengers flying to Kelowna, Canada also get 25% off lift tickets at Big White Ski Resort. And passengers headed to Steamboat Springs from Seattle or San Diego can receive free ski passes for kids at Steamboat Ski Resort.

Alaska Airlines plane
Alaska Airlines

More options can be found on Alaska's website.

There are a few restrictions to be aware of before you go booking your flight. Most resorts included in the promotion will only allow a free ski pass on the same day of a flight — meaning that you'll likely have to head straight to the slopes from your flight (or vice versa). And many promotions require a specific flight route, as well.

Travelers receive one free ski pass per boarding pass presented. It cannot be combined with any other offers. Some resorts will only honor the boarding pass during specific promotional periods.

Cailey Rizzo is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure, currently based in Brooklyn. When in a new city, she's usually out to discover under-the-radar art, culture, and secondhand stores. No matter her location, you can find her on Twitter, on Instagram or at

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