50 of the best ski resorts to visit this winter in the US and Canada, ranked from most expensive to least

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  • HomeToGo researched costs at the best ski mountains and resorts in North America for the 2018-19 season.
  • The list features top ski destinations in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada, plus 15 US states, including Colorado, Vermont, Maine, New Mexico, and Montana.
  • Fernie Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Canada, took the No. 1 spot with the lowest total cost for one night/day of skiing.

The first snowfall of winter marks the start of ski season. Different mountains and resorts appeal to skiers depending on snow, location, and recreational preferences, and of course, cost.

HomeToGo researched the cost of ski mountains and resorts across North America and Canada for the 2018-19 season. The data includes the price of ski equipment, lift tickets, accommodation, and food, all provided by the resorts. The list features top ski destinations in 15 US states, including Colorado, Vermont, Maine, New Mexico, and Montana, and in Canada.

HomeToGo used in-house meta search data to determine the average price per-person to stay in a four-person accommodation for one night between November 17, 2018 to April 20, 2019.

Millions of people will likely hit the slopes this winter. Whether you ski, snowboard, or check out the spa while your family blazes the trails, here’s what it will cost you:


50. Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US448.20

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US213.95

Lunch: $US20.98

Accommodation: $US213.37


49. Beaver Creek, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US426.74

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US226

Lunch: $US12.99

Accommodation: $US426.74


48. Deer Valley, Utah

Total cost (1 day/night): $US387.11

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US204.62

Lunch: $US17.50

Accommodation: $US387.11


47. Vail, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US377.94

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US215

Lunch: $US16.99

Accommodation: $US145.95


46. Snowbird, Utah

Total cost (1 day/night): $US335.43

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US157.76

Lunch: $US14.50

Accommodation: $US163.17


45. Telluride, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US332.15

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US174.96

Lunch: $US11.25

Accommodation: $US145.94


44. Park City, Utah

Total cost (1 day/night): $US316

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US164

Lunch: $US17.50

Accommodation: $US134.50


43. Big Sky, Montana

Total cost (1 day/night): $US304.75

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US194

Lunch: $US10.75

Accommodation: $US100


42. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Total cost (1 day/night): $US300.90

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US189

Lunch: $US13.48

Accommodation: $US98.42


41. Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Total cost (1 day/night): $US298.92

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US130

Lunch: $US11.50

Accommodation: $US157.42


40. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Total cost (1 day/night): $US298.07

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US186.40

Lunch: $US15

Accommodation: $US96.67


39. Breckenridge, Colorado

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Total cost (1 day/night): $US295.58

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US178.16

Lunch: $US16

Accommodation: $US101.42


38. Copper Mountain, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US294

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US189.20

Lunch: $US14

Accommodation: $US90.80


37. Northstar California, California

Total cost (1 day/night): $US293.80

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US177.20

Lunch: $US24

Accommodation: $US92.60


36. Heavenly Mountain, California

Total cost (1 day/night): $US271.69

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US166.20

Lunch: $US18.48

Accommodation: $US87.01


35. Keystone, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US268.48

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US161.70

Lunch: $US18

Accommodation: $US88.78


34. Sugarbush Valley, Vermont

Total cost (1 day/night): $US268.45

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US168

Lunch: $US17

Accommodation: $US83.45


33. Killington, Vermont

Total cost (1 day/night): $US268.28

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US163

Lunch: $US17

Accommodation: $US88.28


32. Okemo Mountain, Vermont

Total cost (1 day/night): $US262.50

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US139

Lunch: $US12

Accommodation: $US111.50


31. Angel Fire, New Mexico

Total cost (1 day/night): $US260.94

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US112

Lunch: $US14.98

Accommodation: $US133.96


30. Winter Park Resort, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US259.16

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US171.60

Lunch: $US13

Accommodation: $US74.56


29. Crested Butte, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US258.05

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US149.40

Lunch: $US13.99

Accommodation: $US94.66


28. Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Total cost (1 day/night): $US256.73

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US141.50

Lunch: $US15

Accommodation: $US100.23


27. Powder Mountain, Utah

Total cost (1 day/night): $US254

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US117

Lunch: $US13.50

Accommodation: $US123.50


26. Sugar Bowl, California

Total cost (1 day/night): $US249.88

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US142.99

Lunch: $US14.99

Accommodation: $US91.91


25. Stowe Mountain, Vermont

Total cost (1 day/night): $US248.49

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US146.62

Lunch: $US13.49

Accommodation: $US88.38


24. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, California

Total cost (1 day/night): $US240.30

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US179

Lunch: $US16.50

Accommodation: $US44.80


23. Purgatory Resort, Colorado

Total cost (1 day/night): $US237.50

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US126

Lunch: $US16.50

Accommodation: $US44.80


22. Brighton Resort, Utah

Total cost (1 day/night): $US234.35

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US117

Lunch: $US13

Accommodation: $US104.35


21. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada

Total cost (1 day/night): $US234.34

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US132.78

Lunch: $US8.80

Accommodation: $US92.76


20. Mount Bachelor, Oregon

Total cost (1 day/night): $US227.17

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US139

Lunch: $US20.50

Accommodation: $US67.67


19. Big White Mountain, British Columbia, Canada

Total cost (1 day/night): $US222.45

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US111.71

Lunch: $US10.71

Accommodation: $US100.03


18. Whiteface Mountain, New York

Total cost (1 day/night): $US219

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US120

Lunch: $US15

Accommodation: $US84


17. Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada

Total cost (1 day/night): $US212.84

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US115.93

Lunch: $US14.54

Accommodation: $US82.37


16. Bolton Valley, Vermont

Total cost (1 day/night): $US212.08

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US113

Lunch: $US13

Accommodation: $US86.08


15. Mammoth Mountain, California

Total cost (1 day/night): $US211.67

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US117.68

Lunch: $US16.95

Accommodation: $US77.04


14. Alta Ski Area, Utah

Total cost (1 day/night): $US210.60

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US79

Lunch: $US19

Accommodation: $US112.60


13. Kirkwood Mountain, California

Total cost (1 day/night): $US209.42

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US113.47

Lunch: $US15.95

Accommodation: $US60


12. Whitefish, Montana

Total cost (1 day/night): $US204.09

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US117

Lunch: $US15

Accommodation: $US72.09


11. Sunday River, Maine

Total cost (1 day/night): $US203.16

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US124

Lunch: $US12.95

Accommodation: $US66.21


10. Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho

Total cost (1 day/night): $US203.02

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US117

Lunch: $US19.50

Accommodation: $US66.52


9. SilverStar Mountain, British Columbia, Canada

Total cost (1 day/night): $US201.83

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US116.27

Lunch: $US8.42

Accommodation: $US77.14


8. Mount Baker, Washington

Total cost (1 day/night): $US187.21

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US98.10

Lunch: $US20

Accommodation: $US69.20


7. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Total cost (1 day/night): $US186.64

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US106.72

Lunch: $US9.81

Accommodation: $US70.74


6. Mount Hood, Oregon

Total cost (1 day/night): $US183

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US95

Lunch: $US21

Accommodation: $US67


5. Panorama Mountain, British Columbia, Canada

Total cost (1 day/night): $US181.57

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US110.17

Lunch: $US12.24

Accommodation: $US59.16


4. Mission Ridge Ski Area, Washington

Total cost (1 day/night): $US178.98

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US119

Lunch: $US16

Accommodation: $US43.98


3. Afton Alps, Minnesota

Total cost (1 day/night): $US178.95

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US94

Lunch: $US16

Accommodation: $US68.95


2. Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta, Canada

Total cost (1 day/night): $US178.88

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US115.88

Lunch: $US11.48

Accommodation: $US51.52


1. Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Total cost (1 day/night): $US178.14

Equipment rental and lift ticket: $US123.59

Lunch: $US9.95

Accommodation: $US44.60

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