Service Is From Orange County’s John Wayne Airport To Reno
Alaska Airlines is adding new nonstop service from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Reno, Nevada, which means easier access to the Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts.
The flights start on March 16 to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, which is at the tail end of the ski season.
Still, it’s another option to get to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar, Sierra and Sugar Bowl ski and snowboard resorts.
“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.”
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. Flights will depart Orange County at 2:45 p.m., arriving in Reno at 4:05 p.m. Flights will depart Reno at 10:15 a.m., arriving in Orange County at 11:37 a.m
A shuttle from the Reno airport to South Lake Tahoe (where Heavenly and all the casinos are located) is $29.75 each way from South Lake Tahoe Airporter.
To get to Squaw from Reno, North Lake Tahoe Express charges $49 each way. You can also fly into Sacramento (2 hour drive) or San Francisco (3 hour drive).
To book a flight, go to alaskaair.com.