Price of a family ski vacation

October 29, 2006 

Washington has no destination ski resorts like its neighbors, so it can be a considerably cheaper place for a family vacation.

The News Tribune called for slope-side accommodations at the most popular destination resorts in Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia as well as Crystal Mountain, Washington’s largest ski area.

The rates below are based on a family of four staying three nights and hitting the slopes for two days with a teenager and a child in lessons.

Crystal Mountain Mount Bachelor Sun Valley Whistler Blackcomb
Lift $308 $296 $438 $346
Hotel $570 $627 $1,167 $1,680
Lessons $130 $190 $230 $268
Total $1,008 $1,113 $1,835 $2,294*
* U.S. dollars

Sources:,,,,, Sun Valley Lodge,, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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