Kids Fly, Stay and Ski or Ride Free at Vail and Beaver Creek This Winter

09 November 2009
  • Kids fly free on American Airlines flights to and from Eagle Airport
  • Kids receive free shuttle transportation from Eagle Airport to Vail or Beaver Creek via Colorado Mountain Express
  • Kids ski and stay free with a paid adult at Vail and Beaver Creek
  • Any guest can ski free on the day of arrival into Eagle Airport through the Fly In Ski Free program
VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 9, 2009 – This winter marks the 20th anniversary of commercial air service to Eagle Airport (EGE), and with it, the continuation of the ever-popular Kids Fly Free program. For each paid adult fare (age 18 and above) for direct commercial flights into Eagle Airport, American Airlines is offering one free child’s ticket for ages 2-12. Upon arrival, children also receive free transportation to and from Vail or Beaver Creek via Colorado Mountain Express (CME) with a paying adult; free skiing or riding at Vail and Beaver Creek with a paying adult; and free lodging with a paying adult at select properties in Vail and Beaver Creek.

The entire family can get in on the deal with two specials unique to Vail and Beaver Creek; Fly In Ski Free at Vail, and Ski Free Stay Free – the value-oriented “buy three, get one free” lodging and lift ticket offer.

Guests flying into Eagle Airport on a direct commercial flight from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Denver, Miami and Newark between Nov. 20, 2009 and Apr. 11, 2010 can ski or ride for free at Vail and Beaver Creek on their day of arrival. To participate, skiers and riders simply show their same-day boarding pass and Vail Valley lodging confirmation at any Vail or Beaver Creek ticket window to redeem their free lift ticket valid the day of arrival only.

Guests save even more on lodging and lift tickets with the Ski Free Stay Free offer. Purchase three nights of lodging and three days of lift tickets and receive the fourth night of lodging and day of skiing or riding free. For current Ski Free Stay Free rates and details, visit

New this year, Eagle Airport will provide a non-stop Detroit route on Saturdays for a total of 13 non-stop domestic routes including Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, New York/Kennedy and New York/LaGuardia. Fifteen daily flights are offered in and out of EGE with an additional eight flights on weekends. The majority of service begins December 17 and continues through April 5, 2010.

EGE is located just 35 miles from Vail, making it a convenient alternative to driving from Denver or beyond, especially with growing non-stop service to major markets and quick connections to and from Denver International Airport.

Airline tickets for the Kids Fly Free promotion cannot be purchased without lodging. Families must travel to Vail or Beaver Creek between Sunday and Wednesday and from the resorts between Tuesday and Friday. The American Airlines offer is valid for travel Dec. 1-17, 2009 and Jan. 3 – Feb. 10, 2010 with no blackout dates; travel must be booked by Feb. 10, 2010. Guests may stay a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 30 days. Additional restrictions may apply. For information or to book contact Vail Beaver Creek Reservations at 866-668-8245 or visit

Epic Season Pass
There’s still time to take advantage of one of the best deals in the ski industry - the $599 unlimited, unrestricted Epic Season Pass for skiing at six resorts - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin - all season long. The Epic Season Pass is on sale through Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009. Visit for more information.
For more information about the Kids Fly Free, Fly in Ski Free or Ski Free Stay Free programs, visit, or call 866-668-8245 to book.

For more information about Vail and Beaver Creek, visit or

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and the consumer website is


Liz Biebl

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