Skiing vacations are not always the cheapest option but they can be exhilarating and fun. It’s also important to note that there are affordable options when it comes to choosing a ski resort in North America. You need to do your research and make sure that you choose the resort that is going to provide you with the best value for money.
We are going to take a look at five of the best value resorts in North America. Hopefully, the information we provide will help you decide which is the best skiing destination for you.
Copper Mountain, Colorado
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Copper Mountain resort is situated 75 miles from Colorado and it’s an excellent choice of destination if you are looking for plenty of other activities to go alongside a world class skiing experience. If you choose to spend time at Copper Mountain you have access to bars, restaurants and family friendly activities to keep you entertained when you are away from the slopes.
If you want to get the best value from skiing at Copper Mountain you should think about purchasing a season pass. If you purchase a pass for $599 you can enjoy unlimited skiing and riding at the resort as well as several days free skiing at Purgatory, Monarch Mountain, Grand Targhee and Taos Ski Valley.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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If you are looking for a resort that offers good value skiing for intermediate and advanced skiers, then Jackson Hole is a good choice. You will also find good lodging facilities and dining options at the local Teton Village. The resort is also only a twenty minute drive away from all the amenities in the town of Jackson.
If you are thinking of travelling to Jackson Hole the resort offers a selection of affordable ski packages and travel deals including air credits of $200 per person.
Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California
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Squaw Valley resort is a hugely popular destination for those wanting to experience skiing for all levels of ability as well as a range of dining, drinking and shopping opportunities. If you are travelling with a group of people who range from beginners to more advanced skiers you can be sure that everyone will be catered for at this resort.
You can purchase a Gold Super Pass for $999 which may seem like a lot of money but which entitles you to unlimited skiing and riding at the resort as well as limited days at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl. You also have the peace of mind of knowing that if you do not ski for at least five days during the season you can claim up to four days credit off a Gold Super Pass for the following season.
Whitefish Mountain Resort at Big Mountain, Montana
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This mountain really is big; you can enjoy skiing opportunities across 3,000 acres. If you are new to skiing this resort may be a good choice for you. You can learn to ski without spending an extortionate amount of money if you opt for one of the available learn to ski packages. These packages include lift tickets for two days, equipment rental for two days and two half-day lessons. You can purchase one of these packages for $79.
Bear Mountain, California
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Bear Mountain guarantees great skiing conditions throughout the season thanks to its snowmaking system. If you are a more experienced skier you can enjoy the half pipes on offer. First timers are also catered for with a vast ski learning area staffed by certified instructors.
If you decide that Bear Mountain is the resort for you then you have a series of options when it comes so season passes. One popular choice is the Bear + Summit Anytime pass. If you purchase this pass for $719 you get great advantages such as four bring a friend tickets and 10% off rental costs.
As you can see there is no shortage of options when it comes to affordable skiing in North America. So make your choice, book your tickets and passes and head off for a great vacation.