Outdoors

Price of a family ski vacation

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: www.skicrystal.com, www.crystalhotels.com, mtbachelor.com, www.seventhmountain.com, www.sunvalley.com, Sun Valley Lodge, www.whistlerblackcomb.com, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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