(CBS4) – Skiers hoping to fly to Telluride for skiing this winter have a new option. On Thursday Southwest Airlines announced they will be starting seasonal flights to Montrose Regional Airport in December. According to the Telluride Ski Resort website, the drive from Montrose is approximately 75 minutes.

Telluride ski area (credit: CBS)

Flights from Denver International Airport will take place up to three times each day. There will also be some flights from Dallas on weekends. The service is slated to begin on Dec. 19.

Earlier this year Southwest announced they will also be flying to another Colorado ski destination — Steamboat Springs — this winter.

Jesse Sarles

  1. Robert Gift says:

    Why not fly into KTEX – Telluride airport? They did $24-million in improvements which also allows larger aircraft.
    Who wants a 75-minute drive from Montrose?
    What is the drive in snow and ice?

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