Winter in Aspen

For those who have skis – and want to use them – they had better bring some warm attire and a C-note or two for the least expensive hotel room they can find. Lift tickets are only one of the costs they will face outside hotel rooms charging more than $200 per night.

A recent report managed by looked at 20 ski resorts in the U.S. and came up with some not so surprising insights about the nearby accommodations.

To spend a day skiing at Aspen, travelers will have to pay, on average during February and March 2013, $241 per night for the cheapest available double room. The two runners-up came in only slightly less expensive. California’s Olympic Valley and the Alta/Snowbird resort in Utah snagged the number two and three slots with average overnight rates of $239 and $236, respectively.

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Utah’s popular resort of Park City proved reasonably affordable, with an average of $129 per night. The two least expensive resorts according to the survey are Idaho’s Sun Valley and Heavenly Mountain Resort in California. Bargain-hunting skiers should be able to find rooms there for around $100 per night.

In Canada, the most expensive ski resort was found to be the Kicking Horse resort. Located close to Golden in British Columbia, this Canadian ski lodge is currently charging an average of $204 per night.

Following is a list of the most expensive ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada. The rankings are based on each resort area’s average rate for the cheapest available double room in a minimum 3-star hotel during the months of February and March 2013.

U.S. Ski Resorts

  • Aspen (CO) $241
  • Olympic Valley (CA) $239
  • Alta/Snowbird (UT) $236
  • Breckenridge (CO) $223
  • Vail (CO) $214
  • Snowmass (CO) $212
  • Telluride (CO) $204
  • Keystone (CO) $203
  • Beaver Creek (CO) $199
  • Copper Mountain (CO) $192
  • Teton Village (WY) $164
  • Big Sky (MT) $159
  • Bretton Woods (NH) $145
  • Steamboat (CO) $136
  • Crested Butte (CO) $134
  • Stowe (VT) $132
  • Park City (UT) $129
  • Jackson (WY) $112
  • Sun Valley (ID) $107
  • Heavenly (CA) $94


In Canada

  • Kicking Horse (BC) $204
  • Big White (BC) $179
  • Mont Tremblant(QC) $157
  • Whistler Blackcomb (BC) $154
  • Silver Star (BC) $143
  • Panorama (BC) $142
  • Lake Louise (AB) $132
  • Fernie (BC) $123
  • Sun Peaks (BC) $94
  • Banff Mt. Norquay (AB) $84

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