My wife and I are looking for the best place for the 2 of us to go (possibly some friends) for the 14/15 season. We've done the past 3 seasons at Vail / Beaver Creek and are looking to branch out a bit (plus my brother's moved, so our free lodging/lift tickets moved as well). We're trying to decide between Utah, Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Baker, or returning to Colorado (probably doing Breck or Steamboat). Our main issue is budget. We'd like to get a trip done for under $2500 for the two of us (5-6 day trip). Unfortunately, even Utah is pretty expensive airfare from Chicago and averages about $500 whereas Denver is usually always $200 or less. Any suggestions on what might be cheapest? Are Big Sky or Jackson any cheaper than the places I mentioned?