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Ski Resort Life

Kids fly, stay, and ski free with American Airlines and Vail Resorts


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VAIL, Colo. – Dec. 18, 2001 – American Airlines and Vail Resorts have teamed together to offer an exceptional deal to winter vacationing families all season long, from Dec. 16, 2001 to April 30, 2002, with no blackout dates. Kids ages 12 and under fly free when accompanied by a paying adult from all cities served by American Airlines or American Eagle within the lower 48 states into either Denver International Airport (DIA) or Vail/Eagle County Airport (EGE). As part of this special winter package, kids 12 and under also ski and stay free at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, or Keystone resorts.

“Our resorts are ideal settings for a family vacation and this promotion with American Airlines makes visiting our four world-class resorts more affordable than ever. A family of four, for example, can reduce their airfare and lift-ticket costs by as much as 50 percent, which makes this deal the best in the ski industry,” said Martin White, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Vail Resorts.

Kids between the ages of 2 and 12 are eligible for a free companion ticket on American Airlines when accompanied by a paying adult (only one free child’s fare allowed per paying adult). American Airlines offers more than 180 weekly nonstop flights into DIA. American Airlines also serves the Vail/Eagle County Airport (EGE), just 35 minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek resorts, with nonstop jet service from Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Newark, New York’s La Guardia Airport and San Francisco. Passengers must travel to DIA or EGE on Monday – Thursday and depart from the same airport on Tuesday – Friday. Offer does not include taxes and surcharges applied to each free companion ticket. Other restrictions may apply.

Once at the resort, each child is eligible for one free lift ticket with every adult lift ticket purchased for up to six days. Kids 12 and under also stay free in the same hotel or condominium with a paying adult (packages based on double occupancy). Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone lodging properties are all offering additional savings as part of the promotion. Packages start at $645 per adult for airfare, four nights of lodging and four days of skiing at Keystone in January or February. Other restrictions may apply.

For information, visit or To book Kids Fly, Stay and Ski Free vacations, contact one of the following:

American Airlines Vacations: 800-321-2121

Mountain Vacations: 800-775-7995

Moguls Mountain Travel: 800-666-4857

Aspen Ski Tours: 800-778-8589

This package also can be purchased through local travel agencies from GOGO Worldwide Vacations.