Denver airport

Denver airport

Southwest Airlines is adding more flights to hot-spot mountain towns this winter so travelers can get to the slopes a little quicker.

The Dallas-based company announced that Montrose Regional Airport, which is a 90-minute car ride to Telluride, has been added to its network of airports across the country. 

In February, Southwest announced it would offer seasonal flights from Denver to Yampa Valley Regional Airport, which is 30 minutes west of Steamboat Springs.

"We are really looking forward to this upcoming ski season and connecting our customers to these wonderful ski destinations. As we've seen this year, there's a strong desire from travelers to experience the great outdoors, including ski resorts, and we' are glad to be able to provide that service," said Dan Landson, a spokesman for Southwest in an email statement.

Steamboat Springs and Telluride were ranked in the top five for best skiing towns in Colorado by Uncover Colorado

Daily flights from Denver start departing  to Montrose and Routt counties on Dec. 19 and will continue through April 5, according to Southwest's website.