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United has recently beefed up their winter flight offerings to ski-towns in the Western United States, so if you don’t yet have your award (or paid) flights booked for your family’s winter ski trip, today is a good day to check availability. Some of the flights are offered year-round, but many of the flights to smaller ski towns such as Telluride, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, Idaho Falls, Glacier Park and Big Sky operate only from late December to late March.
According to the info available from United, they are increasing nonstop service from six hub cities to the following cities:
- Crested Butte
- Steamboat Springs
- Jackson Hole
- Sun Valley
- Glacier National Park
The new routes will begin operating this winter and run through spring 2018, and tickets are available for purchase now on miles or dollars. Of these routes, some of them aren’t just increases in service, but are new routes such as Chicago – Reno, Chicago – Sun Valley, and San Francisco – Vail.
I have been trying to get some award flights home from Vail Eagle this winter and hadn’t yet found saver availability for our dates. However, I checked again after this announcement and found United saver awards now available as long as I was willing to connect in Denver, which was good enough for me at just 12,500 miles each way.
From Houston specifically there are now as many as three daily flights to Aspen, which is just almost unbelievable to me, and not surprisingly there are nonstop saver awards available on many dates on that route.
I know I can’t wait for ski season to return as my then eight year old and I want hit the slopes together, and my then 2.5 year old should have a great time playing in the white stuff! If you want to read more about our ski tips and money saving deals, you can head here for additional posts. How is your winter 2018 ski trip planning going?
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