DALLAS, Nov. 4 — As the holiday season approaches and the family is looking for a healthy and economical way to spend time together, look no further than Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) Ski Vacations. With packages offered in Utah, California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Idaho, Customers have a variety of choices and exceptional accommodations.

Although the packages vary upon location, most complete Ski Vacations include: roundtrip air fare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, ski lift tickets, Rapid Rewards flight credit, and 24-hour travel assistance.

For example, Utah packages start as low as $284 per person from St. Louis and include roundtrip air into Salt Lake City, two-night hotel accommodations, and a one-day interchangeable ski lift ticket at seven resorts. Ground transportation options including “skierized” rental cars and airport/hotel transfers are also available. In addition, Utah destinations are offering kids fly, stay, and ski free.

“What is so good about Southwest Airlines Ski Vacations to Utah is the great deal it offers families with children,” said Tom Parsons, editor of Bestfares.com. “The vacations are affordable for all families.”

This is valid for one child’s (age 2-11) airfare, hotel accommodations, and ski lift ticket(s) with the purchase of a full two-night or longer adult ski package.

Ski packages to Lake Tahoe from Cleveland begin at $449 per person and include roundtrip travel into Reno, two-night hotel accommodations, and two- day Heavenly resort ski lift tickets. Ground transportation options are available. This season, Customers traveling to Lake Tahoe will receive their second-day lift ticket free when they purchase a Southwest Airlines Ski vacation by January 31, 2000.

New Mexico ski packages from Dallas start at $274 per person and include round-trip air into Albuquerque, two-night hotel accommodations, one-day interchangeable ski lift ticket at five resorts, and a two-day economy rental car. Customers traveling to New Mexico also will receive their second-day lift ticket free when they purchase their Southwest Airlines Ski vacation by January 31, 2000. In addition, Customers will receive a free ski lesson with the purchase of a Ski Vacation Package. This offer is valid for a half-day group ski or snowboard lesson of any ability level. Some restrictions and blackout dates apply.

Idaho packages from Portland start at $294 per person and include roundtrip air into Boise, two-night hotel accommodations, two-day ski lift tickets at Sun Valley, and an Avis rental car. Customers traveling to Sun Valley also will receive their second-day lift ticket free when they purchase their Southwest Airlines Ski vacation by January 31, 2000.

In addition, Customers also are given the option to redeem their Sun Valley lift ticket for one of the following activities: a Nordic package with lunch, guided mountain snowshoe tour, ice skating package with lunch, movie and dinner package, or a massage.

Packages are based on roundtrip purchase and do not include federal excise taxes of up to $2.50 per person which will be imposed on each flight segment of the itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and landing.

Rates are based on double occupancy with a Monday departure, Thursday return and are valid for travel November 30, 1999, through December 16, 1999, and January 4, 2000, through March 30, 2000. Surcharges apply to holiday and convention time periods.

The fares are available by calling (800) SKI-8365, visiting the airline’s web site at www.swavacations.com, or by calling a professional travel agent.

Fares are subject to change until ticketed, and any change in itinerary could result in an increase in the fare.

www.swavacations.com

SOURCE Southwest Airlines