This is your captain speaking... pack your bags, folks. New ski flight options from Toronto-based Porter Airlines are now boarding. Our final destination will be great east coast skiing in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

With twice-weekly roundtrip flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Burlington International Airport beginning on Dec. 15 and running until April 8, jet-setting skiers and riders can enjoy easy access to northern Vermont resorts. In just an hour, travelers can reach the lifts at [R429R, Stowe], [R395R, Smugglers' Notch], [R66R, Bolton Valley], [R435R, Sugarbush] and [R222R, Mad River Glen], as well as an assortment of other local attractions.

“Our new service to Vermont is a perfect complement to our current  winter schedule already featuring prime destinations such as [R477R, Mont Tremblant] and Quebec City,” Porter Airlines President and CEO Robert Deluce said. “Burlington offers access to an incredible array of  spectacular ski hills, and a vibrant community to explore.”

Lifts in Stowe, Vermont

Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak, and the lifts at Stowe can be reached in under one hour from Burlington. Photo Courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.

The Burlington schedule includes weekly round trips on Thursdays and Sundays, or Mondays on long weekends. One-way fares start at $99, plus applicable fees and taxes.

Porter is also resuming ski service from Newark International Airport directly to Mont Tremblant in Quebec, eliminating the long drive from the New York City metro area. From Dec. 22 to April 12, skiers and riders can enjoy weekly roundtrip flights from Newark International Airport to the base of Mont Tremblant in about 90 minutes.


The base area at Tremblant is full of great shops and attractions. Photo Courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik, Flickr.

“Canada is world-famous for our award-winning outdoor attractions,” Deluce said. “Introducing non-stop flights to Mont Tremblant provides passengers in Greater New York with even easier access to some of the best skiing we have to offer.”

Highlights from the new Tremblant schedule include weekly departures on Thursday  mornings, return flights on Monday mornings from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2, and return flights on Sunday mornings from Jan. 8 to April 12. Passengers can also connect through Toronto for even greater travel flexibility with 11 weekly departure times and 10 return options.

Porter is partnering with Ultimate Ski Vacations to provide air-inclusive packages, including lift tickets and accommodations with a “best price guarantee.”

To customize a ski or snowboard travel package click here or call 800-465-3034.