Killington 1996 $49 (adjusted for inflation $72)
Killington 2013 $88
Killington 2013 $66 with Express card....less than inflation rate.
So skiing today is cheaper for novice and regular alike using the actual data from the Killington. The Killington example is particularly instructive since Killington is one of those old time "Mom and Pop" ski resorts where skiing was easy and the cotton was high.
No, it's only cheaper if you compare today's DISCOUNT price to 1996's FULL price!
Now, try to compare today's foreclosure condo to the top of market price at 1996, you might even conclude today's houses are cheaper than 1996!