Beaver Creek Ranks as U.S.'s Most Expensive Ski Resort, New Survey Reveals

Jan 19, 2012, 15:26 ET from

Beaver Creek, Colo., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski lovers who are planning a winter getaway on the slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado better make sure their bank accounts are well padded. The adrenaline rush that comes from shushing down Beaver Creek's mountains is going to cost them. Indeed, the lodging price at one nearby ski resort is, by far, the most expensive in the United States, a recent survey compiled by has revealed.

Just how expensive will a Beaver Creek ski vacation run? On average, travelers to the resort area will have to pay $314 per night for the cheapest available double room. Weekend warriors will find themselves shelling out even more: $382 for a single night's stay.

Budget travelers will have to be a little bit flexible if they want to avail themselves to Beaver Creek's slopes, but cost-savings solutions do exist. For example, instead of staying at prime real estate in the Beaver Creek Village, they can opt for a hotel in the town of Avon. Just a 10-minute drive to the famed ski resort area, they will find rooms here for a nightly rate of less than $150.

Seven of the nation's 10 most expensive ski resorts are located in Colorado. The Vail resort, just a stone's throw away from Beaver Creek, ranks fourth on the list with average available room rates coming in at $200.  Still, that's 36% cheaper than Beaver Creek.

Meanwhile Aspen, a hot spot for celebrities, is positioned slightly higher at number three. There, rooms are going for an average daily rate of $212 in February.

Following is a list of the 10 most expensive ski resorts in the USA. The rankings are based on the average rate for the cheapest available double room during the month of February 2012.

  1. Beaver Creek (Colorado) $314
  2. Squaw Valley (California) $214
  3. Aspen (Colorado) $212
  4. Vail (Colorado) $200
  5. Snowmass Village (Colorado) $175
  6. Copper Mountain (Colorado) $160
  7. Jackson Hole (Wyoming) $159
  8. Park City (Utah) $153
  9. Telluride (Colorado) $141
  10. Keystone (Colorado) $121

For more information about this survey, visit

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