It’s no secret that skiing is not cheap. Year after year it gets more and more expensive to go out and enjoy our favorite sport. As lift ticket prices continue to rise, cost of gear rental continues to rise, and even the cost of food at most resorts continue to rise.
You may notice exact pricing next to each resort listed below. These are not arbitrary numbers, but rather estimates for pricing per person based on the formula below. Results may vary!
Total Cost = Lift Ticket + Gear Rental + Lunch + Lodging(this pricing is per person and based on rates published on hometogo.com and is in US dollars)
So here is the list of the resorts that provide the most bang for your buck. And don’t think that you’re giving up quality for costs here, there are some hidden gems in this list, along with plenty of resorts you may have heard of before.
Whitefish Mountain Resort, MT ($204.26)
Whitefish offers 105 marked trails and 3,000 acres of skiable terrain in beautiful Montana. It has four terrain parks and a skier/boarder cross course. There are a wide variety of options in terms of difficulty of runs, everything from easy green runs for beginners to double blacks for the advanced to expert skier. The average yearly snowfall is 300 inches so you will never be short on powder days.
The cost breakdown looks like this:
Lift Ticket: $79.00, Gear Rental: $47.00, Lunch: $10.75,Lodging: $67.51.