Inflation and high demand have boosted the cost of lift tickets for skiing in the U.S. Here is a list of some of America’s most and least expensive mountains.
- The most expensive peak season one-day lift tickets in the U.S., according to PeakRankings…
- Homewood Mountain Resort (California) $279
- Vail / Beaver Creek (Colorado) $275
- Steamboat (Colorado) $269
- Palisades Tahoe (California) $269
- Deer Valley (Utah) $259
- Park City (Utah) $259
- Breckenridge (Colorado) $255
- Winter Park (Colorado) $249
- Big Sky (Montana) $239
- The cheapest one-day lift tickets in the U.S., according to SlickDeals…
- Cochran’s Ski Area (Vermont) $19
- The Little Ski Hill (Idaho) $20
- Cottonwood Butte Ski Area (Idaho) $20
- Howelsen Hill Ski Area (Colorado) $30
- Woods Valley Ski Area (New York) $31
- Magic Mountain Ski Resort (Idaho) $33
- Camden Snow Bowl (Maine) $33
- Eagle Point Resort (Utah) $39
- Maverick Mountain (Montana) $39
Why it’s news
For much of the country, skiing is a popular outdoor winter activity. But with ski or snowboard purchases or rentals, equipment, lodging, and travel, an outing has become quite pricey.
There has been less snowfall over the last few years, which means fewer mountains and a shorter ski season. Lower supply and increased demand has sent the cost of lift tickets higher. Less snow has also increased the need for costly snow-making equipment.
The prices here are one-day passes—the most expensive way to access a mountain. Seasonal, multi-day, and weekday passes make the cost of a day skiing much less.
And as these figures show, there are still inexpensive resorts in the U.S. where families can have a full day of skiing without paying hundreds of dollars.