According to The Points Guy, Southwest Airlines is set to start offering flights from Denver International Airport to Montrose during ski season, in addition to a flight route between Denver and Steamboat Springs. The flights to Montrose are set to start on December 19 and last though April 5.
New Country 99.1 has reported that there will be up to three flights from DIA to Montrose daily.
A number of resorts are located close to Montrose, including Telluride (66 miles), Powderhorn (67 miles), Silverton (66 miles), Crested Butte (94 miles), Monarch (108 miles) and Purgatory (81 miles). Found in the southwest corner of the state, these resorts have been inconvenient for Denver residents to access in the past, requiring long travel times. For instance, the trip to Telluride typically requires a 360-mile drive that takes 6 or more hours.
A flight time projector indicates that the travel time between Denver and Montrose will mean just 34 minutes in the air.
Does this new flight option make you more likely to visit these resorts?