Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
this^ between lift tickets, lodge prices, accomodations etc, the cost of skiing spiraled out of control long ago, particularly for a family of any size. if i'm gonna spend a couple of hundred $'s a day, might as well hop a plane and go surfing somewhere warm.
whoever it was that told you that enjoying the high country in the mountains requires $$$ was lying to you. it might be (ok, a lot) harder in the east but hiking/snowshoeing or skinning up hills/mountains and then riding down is FREE and you can do it over and over again. how much would you surf if you had to pay to ride aqualifts to get outside? paddling out=skinning up. it's all free if you're willing to work for it...