DENVER (November 22, 2004) - Intrawest
Colorado - operator of Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain resorts in
Colorado - and Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) joined forces today to create
a unique new Colorado partnership, making Denver-based Frontier Airlines the
official airline of Intrawest Colorado. In addition to providing a platform
for joint marketing opportunities and promotions throughout Colorado, the partnership
will provide skiers and riders from across the country exclusive airfare deals
on Frontier, opportunities to earn frequent flyer miles, and special deals on
the slopes of the two resorts during the 2004/05 winter season. To kick off
the relationship, Jeff Potter, CEO of Frontier Airlines and David Barry, COO
of Intrawest Colorado will be dressed in festive pilgrim outfits on Monday,
Nov. 22 handing out 5,000 free early-season lift tickets to Frontier customers
at Denver International Airport.
The partnership will encompass all 44 of Frontier's domestic destinations,
providing Frontier, Copper and Winter Park/Mary Jane customers with a myriad
of benefits including:
- Those who book lodging accommodations at either resort through Intrawest
Colorado Travel Services are guaranteed the lowest rates on all non-stop flights
- Frontier passengers who fly between Dec. 1, 2004 and Feb. 28, 2005 can exchange
their Frontier boarding pass receipt at any ticket window at Winter Park/Mary
Jane or Copper and receive two lift tickets for the price of one at the full-day
window rate. Both tickets must be used on the same day at the same resort.
Must show valid drivers license and drivers license must match
the name on the boarding pass receipt. One ticket purchase per boarding pass
receipt. Valid Monday through Friday all season, excluding Dec. 27-31, 2004
and March 14-25, 2005.
- Rocky Mountain Super Pass holders who log 15 days on their season pass will
receive a gift of 5,000 frequent flyer miles, which will be credited to their
Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns frequent flyer account. Members of EarlyReturns
only need 15,000 miles to earn a free ticket on domestic Frontier Airlines
routes and only 25,000 miles for free travel to Frontiers five Mexico
destinations. To sign up for Frontiers EarlyReturns program,
go to www.frontierairlines.com.
"Simply put, our goal is to bring more skiers and riders to the slopes
of Colorado," said Barry. "By partnering with Frontier we have created
a unique opportunity to not only grow our sport, but to also increase the economic
contribution to the state. More winter destination visits mean more rental cars,
more hotel rooms and more meals - all being consumed by Frontier, Winter Park,
and Copper customers who are getting one heck of a good deal. I look forward
to the future this partnership will provide."
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"This relationship brings together two Colorado companies that share a
similar corporate culture and a dedication to customer service," added
Potter. "And, we too recognize the impact that we can have on tourism here
in Colorado when we join forces and together promote this great state and all
it has to offer. At the end of the day, however, it really is the consumer that
benefits. I can guarantee that there will be many more exciting things to come
from Intrawest Colorado and Frontier because we plan to leverage this relationship
to the fullest extent possible and find new and unique ways to reward our most
frequent flyers and skiers, as well as those who are just trying us for the
Currently in its 11 th year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is
the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with
a fleet of 47 aircraft and employing approximately 4,500 aviation professionals.
Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates
routes linking our Denver hub to 44 destinations in 25 states spanning the nation
from coast-to-coast and to five cities in Mexico . Frontier's maintenance and
engineering department has received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest
award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of 100 percent
of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance
training programs, for five consecutive years. In July 2004, Frontier ranked
as one of the "Top 10 Domestic Airlines" as determined by readers
of Travel + Leisure magazine. Frontier provides capacity information
and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.
About Intrawest Colorado
Intrawest Colorado is part of the Intrawest Corporation (IDR:NYSE; ITW:TSX),
one of the world's leading destination resort and adventure-travel companies.
Intrawest has interests in 10 mountain resorts in North America 's most popular
mountain destinations, including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010
Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company owns a 67 percent interest
in Abercrombie & Kent, the world leader in luxury adventure travel and a
45 percent interest in Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation
in the world. The Intrawest network also includes Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
in Florida and Club Intrawest - a private resort club with its ninth location
in Zihuatanejo, Mexico opening in December 2004. Intrawest is developing five
additional resort village developments at locations in North America and Europe.
Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia . For more information,
For more information on Copper Mountain Resort, call (800) 458-8386 or view
For information on Winter Park, call (970) 726-5514 or visit www.skiwinterpark.com.