Yep, I just made reservations to BZN for the ESA. I pulled up the fare on United and they wanted $576 rt. Fortunately, I had a voucher for a free ticket from when United downgraded me to steerage class from a 1st upgrade (pretty silly of them to give me it, right?). I'm all for a bit of competition.
They also are planning on flying into JAC also. I think they are offering rntrips during winter season (till 3-31) for only 15k. If u applied for their ccard which costs 49$ annual fee and maybe a purchase, u would have enough for a rnd trip tkt. Too bad UA doesn't offer their 15 k award anymore for rndtrips 700 miles or less-it was a great deal to either resort plus SLC.
Friends of mine that work in jobs that require flying say United's fares into Bozeman have dropped dramatically starting in June, a time they usually go up due to the fly fishing & Yellowstone surge. Hopefully the same will be true next ski season.