Like many, my wife and I have been considering moving to an area where we can ski more and have been keeping up with the "were can I move to" discussions. We prefer smaller towns and resorts, but not too remote. Previous investigations have turned up places like Ogden, Salida, Bend and Durango, but the new favorites appear to be Sandpoint, Whitefish and Coeur D'Alene.
Just for comparison I looked up the cost of season tickets in these areas. My numbers are based on a family of four, consisting of two adults (one in college), one teenager and one junior. I used the pre-season discount where applicable.
Snowbowl AZ $1216
Whitefish MT $1625