Southwest Air Boosts Booth Creek Resorts

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Manchester, NH, Jan. 26--Getting to New Hampshire at Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, and Cranmore Resort will be a little easier this winter. A recent partnership between Southwest Airlines and Booth Creek Resorts will open up the mountain to Baltimore residents and make a trip from southern New England much easier.

"Baltimore, for example, has never been a really strong market for skiing in New Hampshire," said Tom Day, Waterville Valley's general manager. "This partner ship with Southwest will change all that."

Southwest Airlines provides non-stop daily flights to Manchester, NH from Baltimore Washington International Airport. The new partnership offers lift and lodging deals to Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, and Cranmore Resort customers traveling on Southwest Airlines. Last year close to two million skiers visited New Hampshire, 33 percent of which went to Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, and Cranmore Resort.

"It truly is a synergistic relationship, with each party focusing on family-oriented travel and destinations, along with the freedom to experience great New England skiing without the traditional long distance automobile travel," said Ronda Ivy, Southwest Airlines' Manchester area marketing manager.

Adding more incentive, people who fly to Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, and Cranmore Resort on Souhtwest Airlines this winter receive a third night and ski day at half-price. So when the snow starts dumping think about powdery slopes, not long treacherous drives.