Air Partner Private Jets - 25 Nov 2019
The U.S. ski season officially starts November 30. Chartering a private plane offers ski travelers the fastest and most efficient routes to prime powder, peaks and pistes with convenient access to the nearest airports to the top ski resorts.
With ski season kicking off across the U.S., global private aviation leader Air Partner today issued a list of the top ski and snowboard destinations to reach by private jet this winter. With access to a 24/7 global support team, preferred airports closest to the slopes, last-minute flights, VIP ground transportation arrangements and more, those flying with Air Partner this winter will save time and arrive in style for their extended vacation or weekend escape. Frequent fliers can take advantage of Air Partner’s JetCard membership to hop from ski destination to ski destination, according to their schedule.
“Our dedicated team of aviation experts can help travelers reach the world’s most elite and hard-to-reach ski destinations in the fastest and most flexible fashion, avoiding the peak season airport hassle,” said David McCown, president of Air Partner U.S. “With a much quicker end-to-end journey than could ever be managed on a scheduled service, those flying with us will enjoy more time on the slopes by utilizing personalized private jet chartering.”
Jetsetters booking their ski escape with Air Partner will avoid long check-in procedures and lengthy security lines, departing from and landing at smaller, more convenient airports. Once onboard, passengers can kick off their vacation with an upscale customized in-flight experience including attentive service, comfortable seating and high-end catering suited to their culinary preferences. Upon arrival to their destination, a personal operations team and dedicated account manager will have ground transportation arranged, or helicopter transfers ready for direct resort access. Private travelers can also take advantage of generous storage space to bring their own skiing equipment without the extra over-sized baggage fees.
Based on its observations of the market, as well as current booking trends and customer requests, Air Partner has ranked the following top destinations for winter travel this ski season:
Home to the U.S. ski team, it’s no wonder that that Park City, Utah continues to be a premier winter destination, boasting world-class skiing and resorts. For a premier arrival into town, travelers can set their sights on Heber Valley Airport, a 20-minute drive to Park City and luxury accommodations at Deer Valley, featuring more than 2,000 skiable acres and 300 inches of annual snowfall. Air Partner also offers clients exclusive VIP packages for the Sundance Film Festival taking place in Park City from January 23-February 2, 2020 through signature partnerships.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Montana, Big Sky is considered to have “the biggest skiing in America” with 36 lifts and more than 300 runs. Passionate skiers can reach Big Sky by flying into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, located about an hour away. Big Sky resort, the second-largest ski resort in the U.S. by acreage can easily be reached by car or helicopter, a service Air Partner can arrange.
The home of America’s very first ski resort, Sun Valley, Idaho has a rich history in ski culture including the world’s first chairlift and a designation as an Olympic and Paralympic training site for Nordic skiers. Sun Valley is easily accessible by private jet and is served by Friedman Memorial Airport, located approximately 15 miles from downtown Sun Valley.
Lake Tahoe, California offers several world-class skiing options as well as several popular resorts with excellent snow conditions, such as Squaw Valley – known for hosting the 1960 winter Olympics. Travelers can avoid the masses by arriving into Truckee Tahoe Airport, which is exclusive to general aviation and private jet charters, making it an ideal choice for stress-free travel.
Aspen, Colorado has remained home to the Winter X games for 17 years making the city a coveted destination for expert skiers and those seeking black-diamond terrain. Winter adventurers can easily and quickly reach the slopes in Aspen by flying private into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, which is three miles from downtown.
Home to Vail Mountain that boats over 5,000 acres of skiable area, Vail, Colorado is an extraordinary winter vacation destination that offers a taste of the Alps in the Rockies. Just minutes from Vail and other top destinations, the Eagle County Regional Airport gets elite travelers directly to the heart of the Colorado.
With access to thousands of aircrafts, Air Partner can arrange private jet travel to these winter destinations in as little as a few hours’ prior notice for fresh, snowy escapes. Flights can be booked directly through Air Partner’s 24/7 global support team. Air Partner’s JetCard program offers fixed-hourly rates, flight credits that never expire, guaranteed flight availability, VIP ground transportation, onboard custom catering and round-trip discounts of 20 percent on qualifying trips. Additionally, there are no hidden fees, and pricing includes aircraft, crew, landing fees, fuel surcharges, taxes, de-icing and catering.