Colorado is America’s premier ski state for so many reasons. The guest experience, diversity of terrain, and sheer skiable acreage are legendary, but another important reason Colorado hosts over 12 million skier visits per year is that it’s so easily accessedfrom airports across the United States and the rest of the world. Ski resorts partner with local communities to secure flights and entice skiers and snowboarders to experience America’s premier ski state, and this ski seasonTelluride/Montrose Airport (MTJ) is stepping it up, big time.
Direct air service into the heart of southwest Colorado will expand significantly this winter, with new flights to Telluride fromNew York-LaGuardia (LGA), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD) and Las Vegas (LAS), in addition to service increases from Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) and Phoenix (PHX). In total, the region will now have 14 direct flights from 11 major hubs.
One of the best characteristics of our town is that it is secluded in nature and those special places are harder to get to, said Greg Pack, president and general manager of Telluride Ski Resort. This additional air service coming into the Telluride/Montrose airport helps address some of those obstacles, and were excited to provide our guests expanded access this winter.
Carriers coming into the Telluride/Montrose airport will include American, Delta, United and Allegiant, giving visitors more options when making their travel plans. New flight service plans for the carriers will include:
Were absolutely thrilled with the significant additions to our air service, giving Telluride/Montrose some of the best access in ski country, said Matt Skinner, chief operating officer of Colorado Flights. Guests and residents alike now have multiple, varied options to travel non-stop to and from major hubs across the country, easily connecting the whole of North America and the world.
This year the expansion of the air program offers guests across the country increased direct flight options to Telluride/Montrose, said Matt Windt, vice president of sales & marketing at Telluride Ski Resort. Im really encouraged by the new direct service on United Airlines from New York-LaGuardia. This winter, guests in the Tri-State area can experience Telluride via our new Saturday flight, weekly, from LaGuardia, or on our direct flight from Newark. New York is an important market for us and this new service helps improve guests access to this amazing resort.