HIT THE SLOPES
High-end ski resorts claim all the glamour, but a destination such as Aspen or Vail is not the place for cheap skiing. These resorts typically charge well north of $100 for an adult lift ticket, not to mention the cost of lodging, dining, and equipment rental. Instead, head for a destination where the prices are lower, the resort is appealing and unpretentious, and the skiing is still worth the trip. Budget-friendly spots are especially prevalent in the West and Northeast.