9 Most Affordable Ski Resorts in the United States

By: Evie Carrick | Pulished on 2023-12-01

Think a ski vacation is out of your budget? Think again — here are the nine most affordable ski resorts in the United States.


Skiing can be expensive, but there are ways to book an amazing ski trip without breaking the bank — you just have to know where to go. Some ski resorts are near major airports where you can find less expensive flights. Others have more affordable lodging. Then there's the lift tickets.

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With that in mind, Sherman and his team at Ski.com, the largest provider of ski vacation packages in North America, pulled a lineup of the season's most affordable ski resorts. They based their findings on the nightly lodging rate average for January 11-14, 2021, proximity to major airport hubs, flight costs, and the price you'll pay to get on the mountain. The resorts they pulled also tend to have lower-priced activities and dining.

Winter Park — Colorado

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As Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort, Winter Park is a must for ski fanatics. But its long history aside, the resort also boasts over 3,000 acres of terrain with a little something for everyone — from mellow groomers to the steep and deep. And thanks to its close proximity to Denver (just 67 miles) you can typically find affordable flights, too.


Lodging: $194 per night on average

Lift Tickets: $90 per day (using a 3-day Winter Park lift ticket)

Flights: starting at $197 round trip (New York to Denver)

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