Kids fly free to Telluride

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 10, 2010 2:50 pm

Telluride and American Airlines are back with the ever popular Kids Fly Free Program this winter. American, Continental, Delta and United Airlines are also offering some of the most aggressive First Class fares in recent history, with rates as low as $632 to get to the slopes of Telluride.

Telluride boasts some of the best non-stop access of any destination ski resort, with daily direct flights from Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, and now Atlanta, as well as direct flights from Newark and Los Angeles on the weekends.

From January 5 – February 16 and February 27 – March 10, 2011, kids ages 2-12 will fly free with an accompanying adult ticket on American Airlines flights into Telluride’s Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ). American offers direct flights into Montrose daily from Dallas and on Saturdays from Chicago, with connections from around the world. Tickets must be purchased 21 days in advance, with one child ticket per purchased adult ticket. Travel to the destination must occur Sunday – Wednesday, and from the destination Tuesday – Friday.

“The longstanding Kids Fly Free program has been a great success for American Airlines, and a great program for Telluride’s skiing families,” said Matt Skinner, executive director of sales & marketing for Telluride Ski Resort.

In an extraordinary move, airlines have also cut first class fares into the Telluride Montrose airport to incredible rates. Continental’s first class seats from Houston are as a low as $638, and $898 from Newark. First class fares run from $676 on American out of Dallas, $678 on Delta’s daily from Atlanta, and $680 out of Chicago and $904 from L.A on United.

First Class travelers have a priority check-in line, priority security screening line, priority boarding, a bigger seat, free drinks and meals along with bonus frequent flier miles on the flight, depending on the airline. First class rates listed above are the base rate before taxes and will depend on seat availability and other restrictions.

“We’re absolutely thrilled that airlines are offering such attractive fares overall, and especially these extraordinary rates on first class,” said Scott Stewart, executive director of the Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization. “Combined with Telluride’s large number of direct flights, it has never been easier for our guests to get to the slopes.”

Nestled in a box canyon in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, Telluride’s stunning scenery is undeniably some of the most beautiful in the Rockies. Telluride effortlessly mingles urban sophistication, historic charm and mountain spirit with spectacular skiing and snowboarding for all levels.

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