Flight prices: What it might cost you to fly to the mountains from the Midwest this winter

The holiday crunch is over and Midwesterners might be setting their sights on where it’s actually snowing this winter. 

A Delta flight lands at Salt Lake City International Airport. (Delta)

Here’s a breakdown of direct flight prices to some ski destinations in the American west. Normally, we’d include Canada, but the border is not yet open to skiers and riders. 

The following flight cost data was collected from Kayak for the dates Feb. 2 – Feb. 9, 2021. Flight prices often fluctuate, so this is just a snapshot of what’s available. We also only pulled direct flights for this breakdown. 

DENVER:

Minneapolis – Denver (Delta) – $122

Milwaukee – Denver (United) – $295

Chicago – Denver (Frontier) – $42 (Carriers like Frontier often boast low prices like this, but beware of bag and seat fees)

Detroit – Denver (United) – $219

SALT LAKE CITY: 

Minneapolis – Salt Lake City (Delta) – $369

Chicago – Salt Lake City (United/Delta) – $337

Detroit – Salt Lake City (Delta) – $371

LAKE TAHOE: 

Minneapolis – Reno (Delta) – $237

Milwaukee – Reno (United/American) – $315

Chicago – Reno (United) – $523

Detroit – Reno (Delta) – $287

SEATTLE: 

Minneapolis – Seattle (Alaska/Delta) – $186

Milwaukee – Seattle (Alaska) – $261

Chicago – Seattle (Alaska) – $154

Detroit – Seattle (Delta) – $327

JACKSON HOLE: 

Chicago – Jackson (United/American) – $265

MONTANA: 

Minneapolis – Bozeman (Delta) – $359

Chicago – Bozeman (United/American) – $265
Minneapolis – Kalispell, aka Whitefish (Delta) – $496

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