The Season’s Best Deal – Fly In, Ski Free

You can now enjoy free skiing and riding at several Lake Tahoe resorts the day you arrive at Reno-Tahoe International Airport! 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, make your way up to Tahoe and visit the ticket office at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Present your same-day boarding pass and photo ID to receive a complimentary lift ticket for either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows.


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!