This article originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.
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Skiing can be expensive, but there are ways to book an amazing ski trip without breaking the bank — you just have to know where to go. Some ski resorts are near major airports where you can find less expensive flights. Others have more affordable lodging. Then there’s the lift tickets.
Adrienne Saia Isaac, director of marketing and communications for the National Ski Areas Association, told Travel + Leisure by email that last year, “the average adult weekend ticket price [in the US] was $132.04 – meaning, that’s the average of what you’d pay walking up to a ticket window on a peak day.” But, she notes that people find the best deals when they buy tickets online and in advance, or when they purchase multi-day tickets or passes. In many cases, the Ikon or Epic Pass, which offers buyers access to multiple resorts with a single pass, might be the most affordable option.