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It’s peak season for ski buffs, so it probably feels like you’re spending every other paycheck on gas and lift tickets.

Guess what? You are.

Skiing and snowboarding are pricey, especially when you factor in the cost of lodging at resorts in California and beyond.

A new survey from has ranked the most expensive ski resorts across the United States. After comparing 20 popular destinations, the survey found Deer Valley, in Utah, is the most spendy ski resort based on cost of lodging — $543 a night. Killington, in Vermont, came in as the least expensive, at $157 a night.

The three California destinations on the list — Squaw Valley ($302), Northstar ($264) and Mammoth ($168) — took the fifth, ninth and 18th spots. Translation: Strap on those skis. That ski trip may not be quite as expensive as you thought.

Beaver Creek, Colo., which took the No. 2 spot in the survey, also made The Telegraph’s list of the most luxurious ski resorts on Earth. Aspen and Vail, ranked No. 4 and No. 8 on the survey, also landed on Travel + Leisure’s Most Luxurious North American Ski Resorts.

To establish its rankings, used the average price for the cheapest available double rooms in each destination, through the months of February and March 2019. Only hotels with at least three stars located within a ski resort were considered.

With that, here are the top 10 most expensive ski resorts in the country. To see the entire list, visit

  1. Deer Valley, Utah
  2. Beaver Creek, Colorado
  3. Alta, Utah
  4. Vail, Colorado
  5. Squaw Valley, California
  6. Breckenridge, Colorado
  7. Teton Village, Utah
  8. Aspen, Colorado
  9. Northstar, California
  10. Park City, Utah

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