Alaska Airlines adds new nonstop service from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

With 106 nonstop flights to 15 destinations, getting to the snow and sun at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is more convenient than ever

Olympic Valley, Calif., 2015-11-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Getting from Southern California to the ski slopes just got easier: Alaska Airlines will add new nonstop service from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows via Reno-Tahoe International Airport starting on March 16, 2016.

“These daily nonstop flights on Alaska Airlines to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows provide all of our customers in the Southern California area unparalleled convenience and ease of access. We are thrilled to welcome even more nonstop flights into our mountain resort as part of a long-term strategy to make our destination one of the most easily accessed mountain resorts in North America,” said Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is just a 45 minute drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport on all-weather Interstate 80, with convenient shuttle service available door-to-door.”

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is home to over 6,000 acres of skiing and riding on the crest of Lake Tahoe, with a bustling village and slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®.

Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows starting at $79* each way, operated by Horizon Air using 76-seat Q400 aircraft. Beginning March 16, 2016, flights will depart Reno at 10:15 a.m., arriving in Orange County at 11:37 a.m. Flights will depart Orange County at 2:45 p.m., arriving in Reno at 4:05 p.m.

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About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features 42 lifts and 270 trails, as well as the European-inspired Village at Squaw Valley featuring nearly 60 bars, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Snowfall averages 450 inches, providing one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe, and establishing Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as a top destination for spring skiing and boarding. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows also boasts one of the region’s only mountain-top beginner areas and several intermediate skier havens including Shirley Lake and the newly renamed Pacific Crest Bowls. For more information about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, visit

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the  J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines’ newsroom at

About Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport currently offers 106 flights per day to 15 destinations on eight commercial airlines and proudly serves 3.4 million passengers each year. Learn more at

*General terms and conditions for the fare sale: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. Fares are nonrefundable, are priced in U.S. dollars, and include all applicable taxes, fees and charges based on one-way travel. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Differences in fare and taxes, fees and charges apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125 change fee per person applies to changes made within 60 days of ticketed travel. Other restrictions— such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements — may apply. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving more than one stopover or a stopover lasting more than 12 hours. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, checked baggage policies and more information.

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