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Alaska Airlines Launches New Flights to Coincide with Ski Season

0alaska-airFrom the icy snow of Alaska to the icy snow of Colorado, Alaska Airlines is launching its first ever flights to coincide with ski season.

“This will be Alaska Airlines’ first Colorado ski destination, giving our customers in the Pacific Northwest the first-ever nonstop service to world-class skiing in the Western Colorado Rockies,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. “Steamboat is a family-friendly resort famous worldwide for its authentic western atmosphere and champagne powder snow.”

Alaska Airlines will begin new seasonal service between Seattle and Steamboat Springs/Hayden, Colorado, this winter. The twice-weekly flights will operate from December 18, 2013, through March 29, 2014.

Flights will take place on Wednesdays & Saturdays.

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Steamboat Ski Corp. Executive Talks About Inaugural Tokyo flight

indexThe June 10 nonstop flight from Denver to Tokyo on a United Airlines 787 Dreamliner was years in the making. Aboard the inaugural voyage were business leaders and delegates representing various facets of Colorado. Part of that envoy was Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Perlman was along representing Steamboat and the Colorado ski industry. The Steamboat Pilot & Today spoke with him about the inaugural flight and his time in Tokyo.

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Colorado Ski Resorts Subsidize Airline Costs

Colorado ski resorts are paying more to airlines for consistent flights into regional mountain airports.

Airlines say they need the subsidies because of rising fuel prices and financially strapped vacationers.

The Telluride Tourism Board is helping Crested Butte Mountain Resort with a $650,000 revenue-guarantee deal with Allegiant Air to bring twice-weekly flights from Oakland and Phoenix to Montrose all winter.

According to the Denver Post, Steamboat, Crested Butte and Vail are also paying more to airlines for consistent flights.