Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO


Air serviceFlights

Hayden’s Yampa Valley Regional Airport is the only commercial service airport serving Northwest Colorado. It hosts four major airlines (American, Delta, United, and Alaska) during the ski season (mid-December through March) with direct service from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Minneapolis and Denver. Commuter service is provided year-round to Denver by United Express.

The airport provides critical access to the national air transportation system for residents and visitors, facilitates commerce, and is a vital catalyst for the area’s growing locationneutral business market. More than 70 percent of the area’s winter vacation travelers arrive through YVRA, which depends on a number of local, state and federal funding sources for its operations and capital improvements.

With growth in passenger traffic expected to increase as much as 15 percent in the next five years, YVRA recently completed a three-phase, $25 million expansion project that replaced the old terminal with a two-story building housing a new baggage claim area, administrative offices, conference rooms, restaurant, enhanced passenger flow and more.



Resort announces new direct flights, growing list to 11 major airports

Steamboat’s winter flight program for the 2015/16 season will feature expanded nonstop air service from six of the 11 cities with flights into Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN). The service represents a 13 percent increase in seats flying from nonstop markets to Steamboat, marking the second winter season in a row of seat growth into Hayden airport.

Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Newark, Seattle and Washington- Dulles will also offer additional days of service during the winter season. United Airlines will fly into the Steamboat/Hayden airport with the most frequency this upcoming winter with four expanded flights. Nonstop service from LAX to Steamboat will fly daily; Newark and Washington-Dulles will both add Sunday flights; and Chicago upgrades to daily service for parts of the season. Delta rounds out the increased capacity with a Saturday flight offered from Feb. 13 to March 26, and Alaska Airlines will expand its Seattle flights to four days a week with a new Tuesday departure and.

“Steamboat is Alaska Airlines’ first Colorado ski destination, giving our customers in the Pacific Northwest the first-ever nonstop service to world-class skiing in the western Colorado Rockies,” says Alaska Airlines Vice President of Marketing Joe Sprague.

In addition to the increased service, Steamboat’s air program will maintain nonstop flights from top markets Atlanta, Dallas Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston and San Francisco, providing access from 11 major airports on key U.S. carriers Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines. In the summer, United Express also offers daily direct service to and from Houston, as well as two flights daily to and from Denver.

“With expanded service from key markets across the U.S., Steamboat continues to offer a variety of convenient options to get to Ski Town USA,” says Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp president Rob Perlman. “By increasing to daily flights from Los Angeles we are providing better access for Southern California, and some of the best travel options for international guests, especially Australians.”

The 2015/16 winter flight schedule provides convenient connections from more than 300 airports nationwide and worldwide, keeping Steamboat one of the most easily accessed resorts in the Rocky Mountains.