i agree with the hostel idea. if you want cheap ski trips, hostels can't be beat! there are severel hostels in VT and NH that offer a bed and warm shower for $15-$25 a night. doing this you could tag a variety of areas in VT and NH for about $300 for a week tops (unless you want to ski places like stowe, stratton, or K, then it might cost ya a bit more - but i'm assuming you want cheap, so i'd recommend magic, MRG, burke, black, cannon two fers, etc). if jay peak is your thing, check out granpa grunts which i think was $20-25 a night (that place has a very "college" atmosphere). there are hostels close to most major ski centers in new england (killington, ludlow, conway, gorham, stowe, WRJ, etc).