STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-July 23, 2014-‘Explore More’ and discover the sought after experience of floating through legendary Champagne Powder® snow of Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A. ® as Alaska Airlines unveils a new $159* one-way special offer from Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) directly into the Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) for the upcoming 2014/2015 ski and snowboard season.

“Our nonstop flights make getting to Steamboat from Seattle quick and easy to reach for the destination traveler,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales & marketing. “Alaska’s low fares make it remarkably affordable,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales & marketing for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “With so much going on the in the world today, it’s never been more important to reconnect, rejuvenate and reinvigorate with your family and friends and there isn’t a better place than Steamboat.”

Alaska Airlines’ added an additional day of service on the nonstop flight from Seattle Tacoma International Airport into Steamboat/Hayden for the upcoming winter.  The nonstop flight now operates on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from December 17 through March 29, utilizing a 70 seat regional jet. In addition to serving Seattle’s active outdoor population, Alaska Airlines’ flight offers convenient connections from a variety of cities including Portland, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; Anchorage, Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The flight, operated for Alaska by SkyWest Airlines, is currently scheduled as follows:

 

City

Departs

Arrives

Aircraft

Dates

Frequency

Alaska   Airlines

Seattle

SEA 1:40pm

HDN 5:25pm

HDN 4:55pm

SEA 6:50pm

CR7

12/17-3/29

Wed/Sat/Sun

To celebrate the expanded service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares starting at $159*. Tickets must be purchased by August 4 for travel from December 17, 2014 through March 29, 2015. The nonstop flight is currently available for sale on www.alaskaair.com and across major travel systems including Steamboat Central Reservations®.  Steamboat Central Reservations® (SCR), 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. For full fare terms and conditions, including blackout dates, visit 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, USA® encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 uncrowded skiable acres across six peaks filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, legendary trees, four terrain parks and rarely a lift line to be seen.

“Get off the beaten path with Alaska Airlines and explore more with 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. and Alaska Airlines.”

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers” in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the J.D. Powers 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

-Happy Trails®

* General terms and conditions: Fare Rules: Purchase by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on August 4, 2014. Travel is valid from December 17, 2014 through March 29, 2015.  Tickets must be purchased 21 days in advance. Blackout dates: Fare is not available from Seattle to Steamboat December 20, 21, 27, 28, 2014 and from Steamboat to Seattle January 3, 4, 2015.  Terms and Conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. An additional VAT fee from $2.15 (CAD) per bag for bags checked in Canada may apply. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags or overweight or oversized items. These fares are nonrefundable and are only available on Alaska Airlines. 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. Tickets purchased from Steamboat Reservations by phone or online include a $15 roundtrip charge.   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, including the September 11th Security Fee. 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 Horizon Air, SkyWest, or PenAir all doing business as Alaska Airlines.