More flights and more skiers will be coming to Crested Butte this coming winter

More flights and more skiers will be coming to Crested Butte this coming winter

More air travel means more skiers will be venturing to Crested Butte this coming winter. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is adding two weekly flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) on Alaska Airlines. The flights are scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 16, 2015 through March 26, 2016.

“I know lots of strong skiers from LA, and they love our mountain and our town,” mentions John Norton, Executive Director for the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association. “We believe this new service is really going to work for the valley.”

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This is great news, as it’s important to have more people enjoying the sport of skiing. Plus, it’s clear that some of the Hollywood celebs could use a lesson or two on the hill.

For more information, check the press release below.

Press Release:

Currently with direct non-stop flights from four major cities on two different airlines, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) are pleased to announce not only a new flight market, but also a new airline to its regional airport for the 2015-2016 winter season. This new agreement will bring a twice-weekly direct, non-stop flight into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Alaska Airlines. The new flight is scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning December 16, 2015 and flies through March 26, 2016.

“There are a lot of encouraging opportunities for this new air service,” explains Scott Clarkson, vice president of sales and marketing for Crested Butte Mountain Resort. “Nationally, Los Angeles is the number one domestic market for destination skiers and snowboarders. Combine that with the fact that Crested Butte will now be a quick three hours of total travel time from LA and the great lodging offers we have in the marketplace right now and you won’t find a better ski vacation deal out there. Further, Alaska Airlines will be an active marketing partner to help make this service a success.”

Alaska Airlines has loaded these flights, and fares are now available for purchase. The airline is also announcing this new flight with an introductory fare sale for those who wish to make their plans to the popular ski destination and take advantage of some early airfare savings, with rates starting at $119 one-way, if booked within the next seven days.

“I know lots of strong skiers from LA, and they love our mountain and our town,” mentions John Norton, executive director for the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association. “We believe this new service is really going to work for the valley.”

For exact flight schedules and fares, visit www.alaskaair.com

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