The Top 10 Most Expensive Lift Tickets in the USA:

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Money and snow...
Money and snow…

Looking at the list below, it’s clear that Colorado is the king of expensive lift tickets.  Every single ski resort on this list is either located in Colorado or owned by Vail Resorts (from CO) except 3 (Squaw/Alpine, Jackson Hole, Deer Valley).

Skiing and snowboarding have become ludicrously expensive, it’s true.  The very high prices below prove it.

The key is to plan ahead.  Get a season pass at the early bird rate or check out some of these other solid deals:

**all prices listed below from summer 2015

Epic Pass =$800 = Unlimited days at these resorts with no blackout dates:  Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin, more.

Tahoe Super Pass = $790 to $350 = Varying amounts of blackouts at:  Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows.

M.A.X. Pass = $700 = 5 days at each of these resorts with no blackout dates:  Steamboat, Mt. Bachelor, Big Sky, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Crystal Mountain, Brighton, Boreal Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Killington, Sunday River, Stratton, Sugarloaf, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, Snowshoe, Boyne Mountain, Loon, Pico Mountain and Boyne Highlands.

Mountain Collective = $370 = 2 days at each of these resorts with no blackout dates:  Sun Valley, Alta Snowbird, Mammoth, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, Aspen Snowmass, Whistler Blackcomb and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows.

Vail, CO.
Vail, CO.


1.  Vail/Beaver Creek, CO = $175

2.  Breckenridge, CO = $164

3.  Steamboat, CO = $159

4.  Aspen, CO = $149

5.  Winter Park/Copper Mountain, CO = $144

6.  Northstar at Tahoe, CA =  $140

7.  Squaw/Alpine, CA = $139

8.  Keystone, CO/Heavenly, CA = $135

9.  Jackson Hole,WY = $130

10. Deer Valley, UT =  $126

Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge, CO

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6 thoughts on “The Top 10 Most Expensive Lift Tickets in the USA:

  1. Just back from first ski trip to Japan, bad snow year in Honshu but almost as much snow as i ever saw in ten years in Park city, 75 to 85,just cruising the groomed with powder topping,lift guys bow as they seat you, great food on and of mountain, most expensive day lift pass maybe $30 US,definitely yearly trip till i cant turn them no more,Rossco,Australia

  2. Mike, you are wrong, it’s not relative. They are all over priced. Vail had the same terrain back in the late 90’s early 2000’s and it was only $72 a day.

  3. When you consider an area like Stowe charging $115 for a day pass and they have 73 out of 116 trails open, all the above areas are quite reasonable. It’s all relative.

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