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    Your Ski Vacation Costs

    Just wondering what people spend on their ski vacations for a week?
    $400 rt airfare?
    $500 car rental?
    $500 lodging (kind of low end, but maybe it's part of a family deal)?
    $500 food?
    + lift tickets (assuming lots of people just use thie Ikon/Epic) ?

    So is $2k a reasonable average cost?
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    I don't really take ski vacations.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    Dunno. Can you put a price on euphoria and being in the mountains?

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    No, it's stupid to put a price on these things, but they sure as shit aren't free.
    I'm wondering if assuming a $2k vacation cost per person, obviously for those who actually go on ski vacations, is unreasonable or not.

    If it is way over the top, I'd like to know.
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    My sister in FL spends around $10k for her family of 4.
    I'm in driving distance, stay separately, and spend less than $1000 for 2ppl.

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    'Bout tree fiddy.

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    Somewhere in between as little as possible, and whatever it takes.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound Odin View Post
    My sister in FL spends around $10k for her family of 4.
    I'm in driving distance, stay separately, and spend less than $1000 for 2ppl.
    Thanks for the input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    Somewhere in between as little as possible, and whatever it takes.
    You must have a bit of data as a dada of racers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat Sig View Post
    Dunno. Can you put a price on euphoria and being in the mountains?
    Yep, $37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder View Post
    Yep, $37.
    A vail burger brings you phoria?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    You must have a bit of data as a dada of racers...
    I think every race weekend away we had worked out to somewhere in the ~$500-1000/day between lodging, tickets, food for 3 or 4 people. Ones that needed an airplane to get to upped that with the airfare and car rental. 2K/week/person is right about in the middle of that.
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    I generally end up at about $3-4k for my big trips of ~10-14 days and ~500 for my 3-4 day trips.

    Big Examples:

    - Europe -- flight, 4 days inbounds, 5 days touring, eat/drink/transport/lifts -- $3000
    - BC Hut trip / Road trip -- 7 days in a hut w/ chef & AIARE 2 training (heli in out) + 3 days touring + 2 day lift tickets (in season pass) + 2 nights lodging + gas (shared with 1 other) -- $4000. If you back out the AIARE training at ~$650, then $3400.
    - Gas + lodging + lift tickets/season pass 4 days at Silverton/Purg -- $500
    - Gas + 6 days lodging + food / drink + (season pass as lift ticket) with wife -- $1200 ($600 per person)

    I've got to eat whether I go on trips or not. So i try to figure out how much extra i'm eating/drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Just wondering what people spend on their ski vacations for a week?
    $400 rt airfare?
    $500 car rental?
    $500 lodging (kind of low end, but maybe it's part of a family deal)?
    $500 food?
    + lift tickets (assuming lots of people just use thie Ikon/Epic) ?

    So is $2k a reasonable average cost?
    How many days you talking? I did Cleveland to SLC for 3 nights a couple weeks before covid and those prices are pretty close.. I got pretty good deals
    Airfare (300)
    lodging (300)
    pickup rental (350)
    2 day bird tix (140) brighton night ski (25)
    food was maybe 100-150 BK breakfast daily and dinners were mostly fast food too.

    So 2k is probably pretty good estimate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    I don't really take ski vacations.
    +1, but I am seriously thinking about heading to the Quick and the Dead event in Jackson at the end of January. There is supposed to be a "glacially slow and almost dead division" this year and if I can barter some BS depot passes for JH tix I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy433 View Post
    How many days you talking? I did Cleveland to SLC for 3 nights a couple weeks before covid and those prices are pretty close.. I got pretty good deals
    Airfare (300)
    lodging (300)
    pickup rental (350)
    2 day bird tix (140) brighton night ski (25)
    food was maybe 100-150 BK breakfast daily and dinners were mostly fast food too.

    So 2k is probably pretty good estimate!
    I was thinking 5 days.

    I've been scanning costs at JH/SV/PC and it sure seems like doing 5 days at any of those places would be more than 2k/personweek all in, assuming airfare from a coast.
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    Family of 5Öwhen we do go itís for 5 days skiing. Itís about $7500 and we drive. Iíd love to be able to do it every winter but itís gotten so expensive itís not worth it and I donít see us even going the next few years. Weíre Midwesterners and this cost is reflective of going west.


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    I must be doing it wrong...

    I'm fortunate to live a day's drive to most of the great western ski areas, so I typically do that. I get a day of windshield time to think through the meaning of life and see life away from the interstates. Lodging is usually spartan, cheap, or crammed into a room with a few other maggots. Passes are usually pre-paid from something like an Ikon.

    In the years I can jump in on a heli, cat, or hut trips, you're talking north of $2k, on up to $5k. And with resort crowding and skiing reservations, those are becoming more frequent, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    I don't really take ski vacations.
    Iím with this guy


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    For my family of 5, the whole shebang would be an easy $7500 to $10,000.
    We get hosed on the airfare as we are in a small town with no cheap way to fly anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat Sig View Post
    I must be doing it wrong...

    I'm fortunate to live a day's drive to most of the great western ski areas, so I typically do that. I get a day of windshield time to think through the meaning of life and see life away from the interstates. Lodging is usually spartan, cheap, or crammed into a room with a few other maggots. Passes are usually pre-paid from something like an Ikon.

    In the years I can jump in on a heli, cat, or hut trips, you're talking north of $2k, on up to $5k. And with resort crowding and skiing reservations, those are becoming more frequent, unfortunately.
    No right or wrong, just different.

    If you count your annual pass, add up the gas, even cheap lodging and food, don't even those 5 day trips come up over a grand ? Which is a great deal by any measure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easyrdr View Post
    For my family of 5, the whole shebang would be an easy $7500 to $10,000.
    We get hosed on the airfare as we are in a small town with no cheap way to fly anywhere.
    Yeah, with kids, the price drops per person a little. But the $2k/ ain't far off the mark so far.
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    Thx for starting this thread. Makes me realize that my family of 5 canít afford a trip. But itís something to consider and possibly save for since we wonít be able to afford to send the kids to college. We live 45 minutes from a ski hill (when roads are clear). I volunteer at the hill and receive comp passes. Itís the only way we can afford to ski.

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    I've never really taken a ski vacation as an adult. One trip to Alaska 15 years ago in April for 10 days, I guess counts, though we didn't ski the whole time. Trip cost was about 2 grand.

    The rest of my ski vacations have been weekend road trips. Occasionally staying in motels, sometimes on a friend's floor. Those only cost a few hundred, at most.
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