United Adds New Routes and Increased Service to Ski Destinations for Winter

Tuesday morning, United Airlines announced yet another large expansion, and this time to it’s highly-seasonal “ski destinations,” which thrive in the Winter months with skiers from across the country and planet. Each Winter, millions of people flock to the Rocky Mountains, which cut right through the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah, among others.

Sun Valley, ID is home to some of the world’s best skiing, and United connects Sun Valley with Denver, Chicago, and San Francisco every Winter. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The newest ski routes being added to United’s network are flights from Chicago O’Hare to Reno, Nevada and Sun Valley, Idaho, as well as San Francisco to Vail, Colorado.

Along with these brand new routes, more frequencies and larger aircraft will be deployed on some of the existing routes to accommodate for the masses of people that flee to the Rockies each snow season.

Hub Destination Schedule Dates
Denver, CO (DEN) Aspen, CO ≤ 9 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Bozeman, MT ≤ 5 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Eagle/Vail, CO ≤ 4 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Kalispell, MT ≤ 4 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Gunnison, CO 2 daily flights 8/8 to 4/2
Denver, CO (DEN) Steamboat Springs, CO ≤ 4 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Jackson Hole, WY 3 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Montrose, CO ≤ 5 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Reno/Tahoe, NV 3 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Salt Lake City, UT 6 daily flights Year-round
Denver, CO (DEN) Sun Valley, ID 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
Chicago, IL (ORD) Aspen, CO ≤ 5 daily flights 11/29 to 4/2
Chicago, IL (ORD) Bozeman, MT ≤ 3 daily flights Year-round
Chicago, IL (ORD) Eagle/Vail, CO ≤ 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
Chicago, IL (ORD) Kalispell, MT ≤ 1 daily flight 12/20 to 3/31
Chicago, IL (ORD) Steamboat Springs, CO 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
Chicago, IL (ORD) Jackson Hole, WY 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
Chicago, IL (ORD) Montrose, CO 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
Chicago, IL (ORD) Reno/Tahoe, NV ≤ 2 weekly flights 12/23 to 4/1
Chicago, IL (ORD) Salt Lake City, UT 3 daily flights Year-round
Chicago, IL (ORD) Sun Valley, ID Saturdays 12/23 to 3/31
Houston, TX (IAH) Aspen, CO ≤ 4 daily flights 12/20 to 4/2
Houston, TX (IAH) Bozeman, MT ≤ 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
Houston, TX (IAH) Eagle/Vail, CO 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
Houston, TX (IAH) Gunnison, CO ≤ 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
Houston, TX (IAH) Steamboat Springs, CO 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
Houston, TX (IAH) Jackson Hole, WY ≤ 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
Houston, TX (IAH) Montrose, CO 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
Houston, TX (IAH) Reno/Tahoe, NV ≤ 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/29
Houston, TX (IAH) Salt Lake City, UT ≤ 5 daily flights Year-round
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Aspen, CO 4 daily flights Year-round
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Bozeman, MT 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Steamboat Springs, CO Saturdays 12/20 to 3/25
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Jackson Hole, WY 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Montrose, CO 2 weekly flights 12/23 to 3/25
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Reno/Tahoe, NV 1 daily flight Year-round
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Salt Lake City, UT 2 daily flights Year-round
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Aspen, CO ≤ 3 daily flights 12/20 to 4/2
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Bozeman, MT 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Mammoth, CA 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Eagle/Vail, CO ≤ 2 weekly flights 12/23 to 3/25
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Steamboat Springs, CO Saturdays 12/23 to 3/24
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Jackson Hole, WY 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/1
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Montrose, CO 3 weekly flights 12/23 5o 4/1
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Reno/Tahoe, NV 4 daily flights Year-round
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Salt Lake City, UT 5 daily flights Year-round
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Sun Valley, ID 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
Newark, NJ (EWR) Bozeman, MT ≤ 1 daily flight 12/20 to 3/26
Newark, NJ (EWR) Eagle/Vail, CO 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
Newark, NJ (EWR) Jackson Hole, WY 1 daily flight 12/20 to 4/2
Newark, NJ (EWR) Steamboat Springs, CO ≤ 2 weekly flights 12/23 to 4/1
Newark, NJ (EWR) Montrose, CO ≤ 2 weekly flights 12/23 to 4/1
Newark, NJ (EWR) Salt Lake City, UT 1 daily flight Year-round
New York, NY (LGA) Montrose, CO Saturdays 12/23 to 3/31
Washington, DC (IAD) Eagle/Vail, CO 1 weekly flight 12/23 to 3/31
Washington, DC (IAD) Steamboat Springs, CO 1 weekly flight 12/23 to 3/31

“United offers customers the most service to the most ski destinations across the U.S.” said Jake Cefolia, United’s vice president of Sales. “Regardless of which hub our customers fly from, world-class skiing is just a short flight away.”

Table from United Airlines

Featured photo from planespotters.net / Conor Ball