Southern Californians can discover the sought after experience of floating through legendary Champagne Powder® snow of Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® when Alaska Airlines launches new winter nonstop service from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) for the upcoming 2016/2017 ski and snowboard season.

“With Alaska’s success from Seattle over the past few years, we have strategically worked to provide new and expanded access into Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “Together, significant strides have been made in expanding access to Steamboat as seen with the growth in the Seattle nonstop program; and now with this exciting new opportunity from San Diego. For the coming winter, we’ll focus on leveraging access from Alaska’s West Coast network via these key markets.”

Alaska Airlines’ nonstop service from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) will operate twice a week from Saturday, December 17 through Saturday, March 25.  Alaska will fly the routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which features 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a mainline jet. With this aircraft, every passenger has either an aisle or window seat.

In addition to serving San Diego’s active outdoor population, Alaska Airlines’ new twice-weekly flight offers convenient connections from a variety of West Coast cities.  The flight, operated by SkyWest Airlines, is currently scheduled for the 2016/17 ski and snowboard season as follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The new nonstop flight will be available for sale beginning June 8, 2016 on www.alaskaair.com and across major travel systems including Steamboat Central Reservations®.  Central Reservations, which represents the majority of lodging properties in the area, offers the greatest value and convenience with customized winter vacation packages at 1-800-922-2722 or online at www.steamboat.com.

With some of the highest guest service scores within the ski industry, Steamboat is famous worldwide for its authentic western atmosphere, genuine friendliness, Olympian tradition and Champagne Powder snow. North America’s Top Family Resort, Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A. encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 skiable acres with six peaks filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, legendary trees, four terrain parks and rarely a lift line to be seen. Steamboat’s winter season is expected to run from November 23, 2016, through April 16, 2017.

“Get off the beaten path with Alaska Airlines and find the quintessential winter adventure in the heart of the rugged Colorado Rocky Mountains that your friends and family have been yearning for in Steamboat,” continued Perlman. “The attitude is down-home, but the experience is anything but that when you combine the guest service reputation of Ski Town, U.S.A. together with the award-winning customer service and reliability of Alaska Airlines.”