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HomeToGo’s 2022 Ski Season Report

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This year’s Ski Season Report from HomeToGo, the world’s largest vacation rental marketplace, ranks the top 50 ski resorts in the United States based on interest and affordability among travellers. The study demonstrates the shifting demands of ski enthusiasts this year, as well as the anticipated expenses in terms of lift tickets and overnight lodging expenses in the most popular ski areas in the United States of America. This year’s best locations span from the ultra-luxurious to the budget friendly, with a special emphasis on the most economical destinations for travellers with a daily budget of less than $200.

“With heavy snowfall across the country and many travellers looking to stay domestic, the 2022 ski season is shaping up to be extremely lively this year. U.S. ski weekends have proven to be the ultimate outdoor winter adventure for eager travellers, with skiers booking with ease of access and affordability in mind,” said Caroline Burns, Head of PR and Travel Expert, HomeToGo. “Cabins closer to the slopes with convenient access to lifts and amenities reign as the accommodation of choice for ski enthusiasts.”

In this year’s research, HomeToGo compiled data on lift ticket prices obtained directly from the listed ski resorts, as well as HomeToGo accommodation pricing data to create a snapshot of the top-ranking ski areas in the country:

Most Affordable Ski Spots in the U.S. for 2022 – Ranked by Price
 

 Ski AreaStateLift Ticket Price Per PersonNightly Accommodation Price Per PersonTotal Nightly Price Per Person
1Mission Ridge Ski AreaWA$67.00$17.96$84.96
2Afton AlpsMN$69.00$29.41$98.41
3Ski BruleMI$65.00$48.23$113.23
4Whiteface MountainNY$115.00$14.65$129.65
5WhitefishMT$89.00$55.48$144.48
6Bolton ValleyVT$99.00$54.26$153.26
7Sugarbush ValleyVT$139.00$14.96$153.96
8Montage MountainPA$79.00$83.49$162.49
9Crystal MountainWA$120.00$45.92$165.92
10Purgatory ResortCO$84.00$85.17$169.17
11Wisp Ski AreaMD$99.00$81.17$180.17
12Kirkwood MountainCA$144.00$38.42$182.42
13Mount BachelorOR$159.00$30.84$189.84
14Mount SnowVT$109.00$82.39$191.39
15SnowbirdUT$136.00$65.66$201.66
16Angel FireNM$94$109.06$203.06
17Mount BakerOR$75.46$137.18$212.64
18Sunday RiverME$119.00$95.19$214.19
19Squaw Valley
Alpine Meadows
CA$195.00$20.87$215.87
20Jay PeakVT$96.00$124.26$220.26

Findings based on U.S. traveller search and booking behaviour using HomeToGo

  • Skiers are making their way to the Rockies. Summit County, Colorado has surpassed Lake Tahoe, California as the most searched ski area on HomeToGo this season, taking up the top spot from the latter. Among the best ski resorts in the country are located within Summit County. These include Breckenridge, Vail, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, and a number of additional destinations.
  • Organizing ski vacations more than a month in advance. During the 2022 ski season, the typical skier began looking for accommodations 88 days (or 12.5 weeks) before travelling, nearly a full month earlier than during the previous year (60 days).
  • They are remaining adaptable and extending their vacation plans. The use of HomeToGo’s Flexible Search option has increased by 5 percent this season compared to the previous season, indicating that more skiers are looking for flexible travel arrangements. The average number of days spent searching has also increased by 16 percent, with the average skier seeking to spend 15 days or more on the mountain on a given trip.

Source: HomeToGo

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