I created a spread sheet to help me decide where to spend my hard earned dollars this ski season. I realise this an overly "quant"ish approach, and that there may be flaws in my methodology.
Where is the cheapest skiing in New England? So far I have collected data on ski resorts in New Hampshire and Vermont, comparing vertical feet, ticket price, and distance from Boston. Ticket prices are mid week, and take advantage of college discounts if available. (Some of these are even cheaper if you are military, or can do a two-fer). Distance is factored into ticket price based on average 25mpg vehicle and AAA listed average of $3.37 per gallon in New England. I hope to do Maine next. As there are other forms of discounts available (online, ski shops/clubs etc.), this data is more for a general sense of affordability than anything else.
|Mountain||Distance(from Boston)||Ticket Price||Vertical Ft.||Vert ft per $ (after gas)|
(edited to account for round trip gas. thx Kdaffy)
|Mountain||Distance(from Boston)||Ticket Price||Vertical Ft||Vert Ft. per $ (after gas)|
Edited by LeonGuillot - 12/17/11 at 9:19am