The last couple years I've bought a weekday pass at Montana Snowbowl, which is a scant 12 miles from my apartment. This was the optimum deal for me, as I worked long shifts on the weekend and the weekday was a bargain ($289 then $295).
I was all set to do the same this year for $304, but my whole schedule is being altered, and now I'll have a bit less time on the weekdays and weekend mornings off. I'm not happy about the change, but it will give me the opportunity to ski seven days a week, IF
I pony-up the extra $165 for a full pass (which, of course I will do, much to the detriment of my financial security). So it's looking like $469 for a full pass at Snowbowl, and probably my first season of over a hundred ski days.
In preparation, I started taking Glucosamine+MSM tablets yesterday.