Looking to hit the slopes this ski season but worried you can’t afford it? Fear not, as there are whole host of budget-friendly ski resorts across the county offering great runs, spectacular scenery and smaller crowds, meaning you’ll be able to get your snow fix at a fraction of the regular cost this winter.
Winter Park, Colorado
If booked early, you’ll find deals for under $100 per night at Winter Park in Colorado in January. Plus, it’s an easy drive from Denver Airport, making it an all-round winner.
Salt Lake City, Utah
With average nightly rates starting at $98 in Salt Lake City, this is definitely a purse friendly resort. Plus, Salt Lake City International Airport is just miles from top ski grounds, so getting to and from the mountains couldn’t be easier.
With average nightly rates starting at $94, Heavenly is a popular destination among ski lovers looking for a budget friendly break.
Wildcat Mountain, Notch, New Hampshire
One of the steepest mountains in the New Hampshire region, Wildcat Mountain in the White Mountain Forest has a vertical drop of 2,112 feet. Skiers can enjoy 225 acres of skiable terrain, with something on offer for everyone from beginner to advanced level. The resort offers daily discounts and accommodation from just $75 per night.
Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, California
Tahoe City is one of the most popular ski resorts in the county. But you needn’t break the bank if you want to experience it. Alpine is one of the regions hidden gems, and has the longest snow season of any resort in the region. With over 100 ski trails on offer for all levels of ability and it’s close proximity to the nearby town of Truckee which has a whole host of affordable accommodation, it’s no wonder this resort is popular.
Taos Ski Valley, Taos, New Mexico
Located 15 miles from the town of Taos in the Sangre de Cristos region of Northern New Mexico, the steep terrain of Taos Ski Valley offers a budget break option for the more experienced skier. Taos also offers affordable accommodation, as well as an array for museums, bars and cafes for visitors to enjoy.
Red Mountain, British Columbia
With average nightly rates starting from just $65 per night, the resort of Red Mountain is largely unspoiled and somewhat of a hidden gem. As it’s a lesser known resort, skiers can also enjoy quieter slopes.
Aside from visiting one of the above listed resorts, how else can you make your ski trip more affordable? Look to fly on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day or midweek and you’ll save money. Plus, if you opt to stay in an off-hill property that provides free transport you’ll save even more money.