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. That means with one-way fares starting as low as $39 into Reno-Tahoe International Airport, you could get a flight and lift ticket at a world-class resort for a crazy-low price! Just keep your boarding pass and show it at the ticket window to redeem a free lift ticket for the 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.

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Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Once you land, head up the mountain to the Guest Service & Sales Center at either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, and ski or ride the afternoon for free (and evenings during night operation). Don’t forget your same day commercial airline boarding pass with a photo ID.


Awaiting the storm. Thursday is looking like it could deliver. Stay tuned!

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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.

Heavenly Ski Resort

Your snow dancing paid off! ❄️❄️❄️ We received 5-16" of #HeavenlySnow all over the mountain! 📷:12/16/2016

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Present your boarding pass along with a valid ID, and ski that afternoon for free at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe. The offer is valid from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. on the same-day you land at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.


Opening here on-time @9am – backside work underway 6" @base with 7" + @summit ~ Coop

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Head to the guest service office located in Village Plaza the same day as your flight, and receive a complimentary, half-day lift ticket. All you have to do is present your boarding pass accompanied by a valid ID! Offer is good from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Northstar California

If you’re flying into Reno Tahoe, all you have to do is show your boarding pass, along with a valid ID, the same day of travel to enjoy a free afternoon exploring the slopes of Northstar California.

Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe

Kit Carson laps 👌

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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 $37. 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, Orange County, 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! Here are airlines servicing RTIA that can get you to Reno Tahoe to enjoy some wonderful skiing and boarding.

Alaska Airlines – 866-516-1685

Allegiant – 702-505-8888

American Airlines – 800-433-7300

Delta – 800-221-1212

JetBlue – 800-538-2583

Southwest – 800-435-9792

United – 800-241-6522

U.S. Airways – 800-428-4322

Volaris – 866-988-3527

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