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im pretty short on cash coming into this winter. what are the cheepest ski areas in the whyoming colorado and utah... i live in nebraska so flying and driving costs a ton.....

 

any help would be appreciated

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Excluding Big Sky, most of the Montana areas are very reasonable.  

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Lots of options, but here's one scenario.  Get in car, drive 8 hours, stay at Georgetown Mountain Inn, buy four pack of tics for Loveland, CO at $119, ski brains out next four days at Loveland. Repeat several times per season

 

Get friends to ride with you and help with gas.  Buy four pack of tics for Loveland, CO at $119 online at their website. Bring your own lunch or breakfast food.  Eat dinner in Loveland cafeteria or several good burger bars in Georgetown and Idaho Springs.

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Lots of options, but here's one scenario.  Get in car, drive 8 hours, stay at Georgetown Mountain Inn, buy four pack of tics for Loveland, CO at $119, ski brains out next four days at Loveland. Repeat several times per season



sounds like a great idea dude ill definitly be doing that.

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No where within 2 hours from SLC air port is less than $60 per ticket.

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Excluding Big Sky, most of the Montana areas are very reasonable.  

 

You can get some great bundle deals between Bozeman motels and Bridger.  The same goes with Anaconda motels and Discovery.  Flying into Bozeman/Butte can be expensive but if you are renting a car Helena & Billings are both only 2 hours away & usually have cheaper flights.

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In the old days my friends and I would do almost anything to ski for free.  Pick out a couple of ski resorts, and hotels in the area, and see if they will swap out a tickets for some part time work.  We used to paint indoors, clean, shovel, etc. at night or in the early morning for our free tickets.  The bad news is that today most businesses are fixated on labor laws. 
 

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im pretty short on cash coming into this winter. what are the cheepest ski areas in the whyoming colorado and utah... i live in nebraska so flying and driving costs a ton.....

 

any help would be appreciated

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thanks for all the ideas. i think that loveland is going to work the best. i already got a trip planned with some friends to cut costs down alot

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Lots of options, but here's one scenario.  Get in car, drive 8 hours, stay at Georgetown Mountain Inn, buy four pack of tics for Loveland, CO at $119, ski brains out next four days at Loveland. Repeat several times per season

 

Get friends to ride with you and help with gas.  Buy four pack of tics for Loveland, CO at $119 online at their website. Bring your own lunch or breakfast food.  Eat dinner in Loveland cafeteria or several good burger bars in Georgetown and Idaho Springs.


Loveland is definitely the least expensive I know of.

 

If you do more than 1 trip, you can also change things up a bit. Winter Park also has a 4 pack at $149. A bit more than Loveland but still reasonable. Lodging in Winter Park isn't too bad the last time I check.

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Loveland is definitely the least expensive I know of.

 

If you do more than 1 trip, you can also change things up a bit. Winter Park also has a 4 pack at $149. A bit more than Loveland but still reasonable. Lodging in Winter Park isn't too bad the last time I check.

well im still in highschool and one of our 3 trips is actually at winter park but thats still really cheap. and another thing when does loveland open its main expert runs and bowls?
 

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No where within 2 hours from SLC air port is less than $60 per ticket.



Beaver has tickets for $40/day and is 2 hours 15 minutes from SLC airport, but being from Logan, you probably don't want anyone to know that, eh?

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Beaver has tickets for $40/day and is 2 hours 15 minutes from SLC airport, but being from Logan, you probably don't want anyone to know that, eh?

 

Eh, I never tell people don't come to the beav. But not many people are willing to drive past the cotton woods, park city, snowbain to get to Beaver. I am not sure that is really worth it, even to save $30 a day or whatever.

 

Its actualyl a better deal than that since (as of last year) you could buy tickets to beaver for $35 a day if you go through backcountry.com and the Utah Avalanche Center. Don't know if you have been to the beav. Its similar to pow mow, but is smaller and even more low key.

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