DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Colorado's Beaver Creek and neighboring Vail are the most expensive ski resorts in North America, according to a new survey from TravelMag.com. The survey compared all important ski resorts in the USA and Canada based on the cost of their lodging.
In particular, the survey established for each resort the amount an overnight guest will have to spend for the least expensive double room, on average, during the months of February and March 2015. As the busiest timeframe for ski tourism, this two-month period serves as a solid foundation for comparison. Only such hotels or condos rated at least 3 stars and located inside the respective resorts have been considered by the survey.
In Beaver Creek, ski travelers will have to spend an average of $304 per night for the least expensive double room. Only a few dollars cheaper is the neighboring resort of Vail, taking the second position on the survey. Utah’s most expensive resort is Snowbird, located in Salt Lake City County. It ranks third most expensive in North America with an average nightly price of $279.
Certainly the World Ski Championships that are hosted in both Beaver Creek and Vail during the first two weeks of February have a significant impact on these two resort cities’ hotel rates. “Without the event, Snowbird would probably have been the most expensive resort this year,” speculates Nicole Haney from TravelMag.com.
The following table lists North America's 10 most expensive ski resorts. The rates indicated reflect the average price for the most affordable double room at each respective resort during this upcoming February and March.
1. Beaver Creek (CO) $304
2. Vail (CO) $294
3. Snowbird (UT) $279
4. Snowmass (CO) $235
5. Aspen (CO) $223
6. Copper Mountain (CO) $213
7. Jackson Hole (WY) $209
8. Breckenridge (CO) $198
9. Canyons (UT) $197
10. Squaw Valley (CA) $194
For the full results of the survey, visit http://www.travelmag.com/articles/ski-resorts-2015/