The 9 Most Expensive Ski Resorts in the World

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Skiers ride Park City Mountain Resort, Utah. Credit: @Parkcitymountain | Facebook

Skiing is an expensive sport, and some ski resorts take luxury to the next level, offering world-class amenities, gourmet dining, and top-notch service to their guests. While the cost of a ski trip can add up quickly, the most expensive part is often paying for lodging.

Not all resorts are created equal, but it can be especially cost-prohibitive if you are staying in on-mountain lodging. SpinGenie has researched the most expensive ski resorts in the world based on per-night lodging costs, and the top nine are listed below. Notably, other costs like lift tickets and dining were not part of this study.

It is conspicuous that U.S. resorts dominate this list. Seven of the nine are U.S. based, including the top five. Additionally, five of the resorts are located in the state of Colorado alone.

#9 Verbier, Switzerland

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Ski-in/Ski-Out lodging in Verbier. Credit: W Verbier Facebook Page

#8 Park City, UT

#7 Vail, CO

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Lodging at Vail Mountain. Credit:

#6 Laax/Flims/Falera, Switzerland

#5 Steamboat, CO

A vibrant scene at Steamboat Springs. Credit: Loryn Kasten

#4 Winter Park, CO

#3 Beaver Creek, CO

Beaver Creek Lodge
Beaver Creek, Colorado. Credit: Beaver Creek

#2 Big Sky, MT

#1 Snowmass, CO

Congratulations Snowmass, you’re number one. Credit:

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7 thoughts on “The 9 Most Expensive Ski Resorts in the World

  1. A ridiculous analysis as it only considers lodging costs. Who goes to a ski resort without paying for lift tickets and food?

    Furthermore, the numbers are upwardly skewed for any resort (like Snowmass) whose lodging is predominantly slope-side ski in/ski.
    I expect better work from “Snowbrains”

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