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post #31 of 48
PS. 2 more things...

1. The nice thing about money is that you can always make more.
2. Rich girls fall in love too.
post #32 of 48
With the cost of skiing going up, I need to find me a "Sylvia" to finance my ski addiction.
post #33 of 48
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chrisc View Post
Why does everyone include food in their budget? Were not going to eat otherwise?

I only include food above and beyond a basic breakfast $3, lunch $5 and dinner $-10.
Chris you are right but at home I can eat and drink like a king for $10-$20pp, in the restaurants while away I spend/waste about $20pp just for lunch at the base lodge. So I guess the food expense can be knocked down a bit if you discount what you normally spend for sustenance.
post #34 of 48
I know I came up with around $1500 for this season before it's even started, but about $900 was to replace stuff destroyed in my accident last year. If I look at what I would have spent without the accident, it would be the pass, $499, the locker, $150 and lunch times 70 days at $3.15, call it $350. The ski hill is about 10 miles from me, but so is everything else around here. Safe to say I do my errands going to or from the ski area, so is that really "additional" mileage? Sounds like things should come in around $12 -13 a day. If they've raised lunch prices, I will brown bag the whole thing and not just pieces of it. But I refuse to give up my nice warm locker.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by chrisc View Post
Why does everyone include food in their budget? Were not going to eat otherwise?

I only include food above and beyond a basic breakfast $3, lunch $5 and dinner $-10.

You'll note mine includes food/beer - yes, it is what is above the normal costs...most of it Full Sail pitchers at the end of the day.
post #36 of 48

Ouch

Let's see

1 5 Mtn Pass -419
2 Copper Passes - 720
2 Copper Passes for Kids - 40
Gear for Wife - 700
Gear for Me - 1,000
Gear for Kids - 400
~ 50 Round Trips to Summit County for Gas/Mileage - 2,000
Condo Fees and Utils - 2,500
Hot Tub Supplies - 200
1 trip to SLC - 400
1 Heli Trip to BC - 10,000:

Food doesn't count as a ski expense...you eat whether you ski or not....how much you spend on that is your choice.

That's around 18K this year.....on the bright side I won't have much in the way of gear expenses next year or the year after (cept the kids) and I won't be going heli skiing again: so it will be mucho cheaper next year


Of course the kids pass prices go up soon.......:

Edit: for ~55-60 days of skiing
post #37 of 48
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
Let's see

1 5 Mtn Pass -419
2 Copper Passes - 720
2 Copper Passes for Kids - 40
Gear for Wife - 700
Gear for Me - 1,000
Gear for Kids - 400
~ 50 Round Trips to Summit County for Gas/Mileage - 2,000
Condo Fees and Utils - 2,500
Hot Tub Supplies - 200
1 trip to SLC - 400
1 Heli Trip to BC - 10,000:

Food doesn't count as a ski expense...you eat whether you ski or not....how much you spend on that is your choice.

That's around 18K this year.....on the bright side I won't have much in the way of gear expenses next year or the year after (cept the kids) and I won't be going heli skiing again: so it will be mucho cheaper next year


Of course the kids pass prices go up soon.......:

Edit: for ~55-60 days of skiing
Dude, thats some serious expenditure.
post #38 of 48
There are 3 in my family and we have to fly to ski. I don't keep exact figures but it is around $1000 per ski day. This includes flights, car, condo, food, skiing. We will go 10 days this year so $10,000 for the year.
post #39 of 48
I think this is a good thread, as I often wonder how much it costs for parents around me to put their kids in racing , lessons etc....

I always dreamed of having my child in racing and participating in the lifestyle of a race parent, helping at races, the comraderie of the parental group, being part of the whole racing experiance, watching my childs skill grow and her making new friends. However I often worried about the cost to acheive this .

This year is her first year and I am quickly realizing the additional costs to partake.

My season pass: $269
daughters season pass: $179
daughters race prog.: $385
Race entry fee's: $120
Alpine Canada Member: $55
daughters new equip.: $252
my new race skis: $125
Beer league racing: $150
ski tuning equip: $265
pre season shop tunes: $120
10 mountain adult passes:$550 $55 X 10
4 mountain youth passes: $136 $34 X 4
gas for mnt. trips: $500 $50 X10 shared
lodging for mnt trips: $500 $50 X 10 shared

Total: $3606.00 No tax included

I am fortunate that our season passes are reasonably priced, and that we get a large discount at the mountains we visit, as well as the lift ticket prices at those mountains are well priced to being with.

It is scary to calculate this, but it's a lifestyle that is healthy and rich in it's rewards.
post #40 of 48
Roughly $2500--for everything( lift tix, gas, lodging, meals) ---including my wife ( but she skis about 6/7 days a yr)

We brown bag and luckily most of our out of state road trips are to areas where my family provides lodging so actual overnites in paid lodging are minimal like 4/5 days a season .

Last yr in addition we both got new skis ( Atomics) , Dolomite and Head boots , Giro helmets, North Face and Obermeyer soft and hard shells , bibs, several gore tex or Under Armor pieces , several Hot Chillys items, a couple of transpacks and belaclavas and goggles so that was heavy but we're set for a while !!!!

Time skiing with my extended family and grandkids ----------PRICELESS
post #41 of 48
A few years ago, my college-age son was listing some of the things that he had learned from me.

He said that I had taught him that it's OK to spend 10% of my gross pay on skiing.
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan View Post
Lets see:

Pass: $0
SO's pass $0
Son's pass: $220
Son's race fees: $300
Gear: ~$1000
Fuel: $600
Food & beer: $400
Lodging: $300
Away tickets: $300

Salary: -$1000
SO's salary: -$4000
carpool gas contribution: -$300

For a net cost of -$2000 or so for a combined total of ~250 days on the snow. Does not include any trips out of the area, though.
Does that mean you didn't make any (trips out of the area)?

Anyway, when I lived in Florida, I didn't ski. Simple as that. It just didn't pay.

As long as I live within driving distance of mountains, I can tailor my expense to suit my budget. Well, I suppose one can do the same with fly away ski trips. So the per day expense is high but then one gets to choose where to go for the best snow each trip, or see different scenary each trip, etc...

Me? I spend about $5000-6000 (depending what I count or leave out) for my season of 30+ days, and that's both local in NE and a week in Europe. It also includes replacing some of my 10 year old equipements. I know a lot of my friends spend as much, if not more, on other pursuits...

It's not so much how much one spend to ski. It's what else would you spend the money if you DON'T ski. Drugs? Psyco-therapy?
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by Marmot mb View Post
I think this is a good thread, as I often wonder how much it costs for parents around me to put their kids in racing , lessons etc....

I always dreamed of having my child in racing and participating in the lifestyle of a race parent, helping at races, the comraderie of the parental group, being part of the whole racing experiance, watching my childs skill grow and her making new friends. However I often worried about the cost to acheive this .

This year is her first year and I am quickly realizing the additional costs to partake.

My season pass: $269
daughters season pass: $179
daughters race prog.: $385
Race entry fee's: $120
Alpine Canada Member: $55
daughters new equip.: $252
my new race skis: $125
Beer league racing: $150
ski tuning equip: $265
pre season shop tunes: $120
10 mountain adult passes:$550 $55 X 10
4 mountain youth passes: $136 $34 X 4
gas for mnt. trips: $500 $50 X10 shared
lodging for mnt trips: $500 $50 X 10 shared

Total: $3606.00 No tax included

I am fortunate that our season passes are reasonably priced, and that we get a large discount at the mountains we visit, as well as the lift ticket prices at those mountains are well priced to being with.

It is scary to calculate this, but it's a lifestyle that is healthy and rich in it's rewards.
One local family, who have been involved in racing back to the parents' parents', etc. have three kids and this year they had to STOP racing, breaking a great family tradition. Why? Because with FIS races, it means travel, around three to six pairs of skis per kid, race fees, airfare, etc. They spent, GET THIS, $33,000!!!!!!!!! last year. Luckily, the eldest got a full ride scholarship to college due to racing, but they feel they cannot count on this happening with every kid and they've just put a total stop on it. The parents are both involved with the team and the racing division heavily. He used to be a coach, but now will stop coaching to spend his weekends with his kids. It's a major loss for the sport, but how does anyone fund this kind of thing? The ski foundation would LOVE to have that kind of ability, but just funding coach salaries, night operations, team vans, etc. takes a bunch of money.

I feel lucky that my daughter opted to give up racing when she hit college. I am sure that her final full year on the team ran us over $15,000, but I didn't add it up because I didn't want to know. (And she only had two pairs of skis, she trained on the same skis she raced on and she borrowed SG skis.)
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
It's not so much how much one spend to ski. It's what else would you spend the money if you DON'T ski. Drugs? Psyco-therapy?
Yeah, that. Just look how miserable some of us are when it isn't snowing. Skiing, the answer for all your mental health needs.

Really though it is true that lots of other sports...including ones not accused as skiing is of being elitist, are pretty darned expensive. Even slednecking is probably more expensive than my ski season.
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
It's not so much how much one spend to ski. It's what else would you spend the money if you DON'T ski. Drugs? Psyco-therapy?
Well, lemme see
1- The kids school?
2- Alymony ?
3- Past flat mortgage ?
4- Present flat rent ?
5- Buy furniture for the future flat ?
6- Living?
post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
Does that mean you didn't make any (trips out of the area)?
No trips further than Whistler, which I can daytrip to.

I would have to disagree about the cost of other sports. My soccer expenses for the year are ~$100. I have sunk a bunch of gear for backpacking and mountain climbing in the past, but my ongoing costs are really nothing but gas, and I don't have to drive as far. Even mountain biking is less expensive for me - I'm too cheap to buy a $3000 bike.
post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan View Post
I would have to disagree about the cost of other sports. My soccer expenses for the year are ~$100. I have sunk a bunch of gear for backpacking and mountain climbing in the past, but my ongoing costs are really nothing but gas, and I don't have to drive as far. Even mountain biking is less expensive for me - I'm too cheap to buy a $3000 bike.
Let's not use golf or auto racing as the worst example. Take the quentencential healthy exercise of triathlon, which is exploding with popularity:

Equipment:

Running shoes (a pair last about a couple month if you're SERIOUSLY training) $100/pair
Bike: $2000-$5000 (though most go with the low end), and occasionally replacing tires/wheels/tune-ups
Swimming: well, unless you're swimming in a pond, you pay to swim in a pool (though the cost is "usually" minor)

Race entry fee: ~ $50/evernt x (5~20/season)
Lodging: Sometimes zero, other tims a lot (if you need to race a "qualify" event before "the" event)
Travel: various.

Granted, one doesn't HAVE TO travel to do it. But then, you don't have to travel to ski either. I actually LIKE to travel. So the $ amount isn't entirely ski motivated.
post #48 of 48
Your average redneck spends at least as much money as I spend skiing on fer-wheelers and the like.
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