Fly In, Ski Free in Reno Tahoe

In Reno Tahoe, a day at one of the nearby world-class ski resorts is considered a day in paradise, and it’s never been easier, or more affordable, to book a ski getaway. 

You can now enjoy FREE skiing and riding the day you arrive! Yes, you read that right. Many of the Lake Tahoe ski resorts offer free lift tickets the same day you fly – and you can get from plane to powder in less than an hour. Just keep your boarding pass and show it at the ticket window to redeem a free lift ticket for the same day. Pack your ski gear and plan a mountain vacation today, the affordable way. Here is a list of area resorts offering this amazing ski-for-free offer.

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Once you land, head to the Mountain Concierge store in the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Present your same-day boarding pass and photo ID to receive a complimentary lift ticket for either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. You can also head to the Guest Services & Sales Center at either resort with your boarding pass and ID for the same offer.


Flying into Reno to enjoy time on the snow can also get you a complimentary lift ticket at Sierra-at-Tahoe! Simply present your boarding pass and photo ID. Lift tickets are valid Sunday-Friday (non-holidays), are not transferable, and cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe

Again, don’t throw away your boarding pass! When you present it at the Guest Services Office at Mt. Rose, you will receive a lift ticket for only $69. The offer is valid the same day you arrive, excluding holidays.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA), the closest major airport to Lake Tahoe skiing, offers flights to and from nearly every major city in the U.S., including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Seattle and more. If you are traveling from cities on the east coast, book the earliest flight possible and you can still make it!