Most Expensive and Affordable Ski Resorts, Trends for 2021, Study Finds

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A study by HomeToGo, a popular vacation rental research website, recently revealed the most expensive and affordable ski resorts in the United States, as well as several notable trends for the 2020-2021 ski season. If you plan to hit the slopes when the CDC recommends a travel break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, pay attention to government health and safety regulations in the places you visit and rest assured that stations do everything they can to keep you safe.

Here’s a look at the 10 most expensive ski resorts in the United States, ranked from highest to lowest (accommodation rates listed are per person per night):

1. Deer Valley, Utah, where guests spend $ 515.28 per person, per night ($ 286.28 for lodging, plus a $ 229 lift ticket)

2. Beaver Creek, Colorado where guests spend $ 512.65 per person per night ($ 313.65 for lodging, plus a $ 199 lift ticket)

3. Aspen Snowmass in Colorado, where guests spend $ 489.20 per person per night ($ 295.20 for lodging, plus a $ 194 lift ticket)

4. Vail Colorado, where guests spend $ 396.11 per person, per night ($ 197.11 for lodging, plus a $ 199 lift ticket)

5. Alta Ski Area in Utah, with guests spending $ 383.93 per person per night ($ 242.93 for lodging, plus a $ 141 lift ticket).

6. Telluride Colorado, where guests spend $ 351.96 per person per night ($ 182.96 for lodging, plus a $ 169 lift ticket)

7. Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where guests spend $ 337.24 per person per night ($ 112.24 for lodging, plus a $ 225 lift ticket)

8. Park City, Utah, where guests spend $ 327.22 per person, per night ($ 148.22 for lodging, plus a $ 179 lift ticket)

9. Big Sky, Montana, where guests spend $ 325.53 per person, per night ($ 144.53 for lodging, plus a $ 181 lift ticket)

10 Stratton Mountain in Vermont, with guests spending $ 323.58 per person per night ($ 179.58 for lodging, plus a $ 144 lift ticket)

Here’s a look at the 10 most affordable ski resorts in the United States, ranked from lowest to highest (accommodation rates listed are per person per night):

1. Titus Mountain in New York City, spending $ 91.58 per person per night ($ 52.58 for accommodation, plus a $ 39 lift ticket)

2. The Bridger Bowl Ski Area in Montana, where guests spend $ 111.28 per person per night ($ 48.28 for accommodation, plus a $ 63 lift ticket)

3. Mission Ridge Ski Area in Washington, where guests spend $ 115.13 per person per night ($ 38.13 for lodging, plus a $ 77 lift ticket)

4. Bolton Valley in Vermont, where guests spend $ 118.37 per person per night ($ 19.37 for lodging, plus a $ 99 lift ticket)

5. Whiteface Mountain in New York City, where guests spend $ 141.80 per person per night ($ 81.80 for lodging, plus a $ 60 lift ticket)

6. Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, where guests spend $ 144.94 per person per night ($ 99.94 for lodging, plus a $ 45 ticket)

7. Mount Bohemia, Michigan, where guests spend $ 145.27 per person per night ($ 60.27 for lodging, plus a $ 85 lift ticket)

8. Mad River Glen in Vermont, where guests spend $ 145.81 per person per night ($ 53.81 for lodging, plus a $ 92 lift ticket)

9. Mad River Mountain, Ohio, where guests spend $ 153.32 per person, per night ($ 99.32 for lodging, plus a $ 54 ticket)

10. Mount Baker, Oregon, where guests spend $ 154.07 per person, per night ($ 85.49 for lodging, plus a $ 68.58 lift ticket)

The study also highlighted several trends in guest spending habits this year, including a preference for private cabins within half a mile of ski lifts, which are booked almost twice as often as accommodations. more distant. Cabin bookings in general grew 345% in 2021, while hotel bookings are down 7% and vacation rental bookings are down 12% from the 2019-20 season.

Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and the closure of bars and restaurants in several popular US ski towns, demand for independent facilities has increased, with customers seeking welcoming amenities such as fireplaces, free Wi-Fi. -Fi, balconies and other outdoor spaces, fully equipped kitchens and kid-friendly extras like cribs and high chairs. Visitors are also spending less time at ski resorts this year, with an average booking of two or three nights instead of the usual three to four nights, likely due to ever-changing travel policies and what is happening locally. with the pandemic.

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