One of the easiest flight destinations in the Rocky Mountains gains more access for skiers and snowboarders with the announcement of two new nonstop flights from Austin (AUS) and Kansas City (MCI) to Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) for the 2017/18 winter season. ViaAir will operate the flights, and Embark Aviation will manage the commercial elements of the new program.

“Working with ViaAir and Embark provides Steamboat a completely new, affordable resource for bringing winter guests to Ski Town, U.S.A.®,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “Providing a nonstop route for guests from Austin and Kansas City, along with unbeatable inaugural fares, means more powderhounds can enjoy Steamboat’s world-famous Champagne Powder® snow this season.”

In celebration of the new destinations, guests who fly on the first three ViaAir flights (Dec. 13, 16 and 17) will be treated to $109* one-way airfares into Steamboat and can redeem their boarding passes for $50 daily lift tickets for up to five days of skiing and riding. Travelers who book their flights now through Aug. 7 can lock in special introductory rates on one-way flights as low as $139** from Kansas City and $159** from Austin for travel dates anytime during the winter season.

These fare specials for nonstop flights from Austin and Kansas City are currently loaded and available for sale at Flights are currently scheduled for the 2017/18 ski and snowboard season on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with additional flights available during one week in January.

Founded in 1997, ViaAir is an aviation company offering daily scheduled flights, charters and AirCruise vacation packages. The airline operates domestic and supplemental operations and was the first to be certified in the FAA’s Part 5 Safety Management System, ensuring the highest level of safety in the aviation industry. The airline operates a fleet of Embraer ERJ-145s with 50 seats, and provides guests with cost-effective, convenient and comfortable travel. ViaAir features 13 continental U.S. destinations, and Steamboat will be the airline’s first nonstop ski destination.

Embark Aviation is an airline planning and strategy firm specializing in the management of commercial functions for regional and boutique airlines. This includes airline revenue management, scheduling, route planning, financial planning, marketing strategy and market development.

Steamboat is famous worldwide for its authentic western atmosphere, genuine friendliness, Olympian tradition and Champagne Powder® snow. The resort encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 skiable acres across six peaks filled with groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, legendary trees, four terrain parks and rarely a lift line to be seen. New this winter, guests can take a ride on the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, the longest in North America at more than a mile. Steamboat’s winter season is expected to run from November 22, 2017, through April 15, 2018.


*Inaugural fare rules: Advance purchase 21 days prior to departure. Travel is valid Dec. 13, 16 and 17, 2017

**Introductory fare rules: Purchase by 11:59 pm (PT) on Aug. 7, 2017, and at least 21 days prior to departure. Travel is valid Dec. 13, 2017-April 3, 2018, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

General Terms and Conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. Fares are nonrefundable and include all taxes, fees and charges based on nonstop, one-way service. All fares are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Applicable fare and tax differences apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $100 (USD) change fee per person applies to changes. Other restrictions — such as day of week availability, schedule availability, change fees, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements — may apply. See or call ViaAir reservations at 1-407-499-4992 for complete fare rules, checked baggage policies and more information.