Didn't realize there are so many in agreement that HV is better than Blue.
With the present exchange rate HV is in fact cheaper than Blue. Taking advantage of duty free will save $25 to $40 per person easy. (Buy duty free both going over and returning.) If you plan ahead ... have your gas tank empty at the border, you can save another $30 bucks (round trip). If you look around you can find good accommodations in Springville, Boston, or Checktawaga (20 - 30 minutes away) which will cut you room cost in half. And last if you like to party (Ski Magizine rates Ellicottville in the top ten area's in the East!) the Gin Mill or Ellicottville Inn free pours drinks for under three bucks, and has great music! That's another $100 bucks.(Dont forget a DD). Try that at Blue? Last but most important the skiing is by far better!