Best Budget Ski Vacations

Ski vacations are a fun way to spend quality time with your friends and family members. Skiing can be an expensive sport if you don’t choose your carefully choose your destination. When you consider the costs for hotel rooms, skiing rental equipment and lift tickets, then you can spend a small fortune on vacation. Choose ski resorts that are not quite as expensive such as unknown resorts in the east and west part of the country.

The state of Vermont offers a variety of inexpensive resorts where you can ski, snowboard or participate in many other outdoor activities. Bolton Valley, Bromley Mountain Resort and Cochran’s Ski Area all are places where you can ski at a fraction of the cost of other popular resorts. Bolton valley is located on over 5,000 acres of pure snow during the winter months. You will find over 71 trails for experienced or inexperienced skiers. If you are a beginner, consider taking skiing lessons offered at this resort.

Bromley Resort offers three unique terrain parks. They also offer skiing, zip lining and miniature golf. Rooms at the resort are inexpensive and include lift tickets. Kids who are age six and under can have fun with bumper boats, bounce house and a large slide. Bromley also offers over 46 classic New England snow trails to suit people of all ages.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe offers a variety of resorts to suit your budget. Kids can choose sledding, tubing or skiing. The area receives over 400 inches of snow each year making it the perfect spot for winter recreational activities. You will find resorts with slopes within walking distance at Northstar California, Kirkwood and Heavenly. They also offer trails for beginners and experts. The official ski season begins during the Thanksgiving holiday and goes through the end of April. There are plenty of places where you can rent ski and snowboarding equipment throughout the area. Kirkwood resort also offers ice skating, snowshoeing and tubing.

New Mexico

New Mexico offers affordable winter activities suited for the entire family. The pristine slopes, stunning vistas and an abundance of sunshine brings people from all over the country. You will find a variety of outdoor festivals during the wintertime. Resorts are rarely overcrowded and you’ll find tubing, sledding and skiing as the main attractions. Angel Fire Resort offers three terrain parks, one majestic mountain and excellent skiing conditions during the winter months. Kids under six years of age and people over 70 can ski free all season long. Military days offer people who are classified as active duty military to ski and stay at a deep discount during certain times of the year. You will also find great deals on social media sites for Angel Fire Resort.


Albuquerque offers a variety of resorts that are suited for people of all ages. Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway offers reduced rates on accommodations and lift packages. You can keep up with snow conditions by visiting their website. The High Finance Restaurant offers dining opportunities at two miles high in the sky. The tram will take you to the restaurant that sits at an elevation of over 10,000 feet. The views at the restaurant are worth the visit. Sandiago’s Mexican Grill is located at the base of the tram and attracts visitors from all over the country. Most resorts in the area are open from the beginning of December through March. Activities include skiing, sledding, snowboarding and tubing for all skill levels. The resort is located within 45 minutes of Albuquerque. Consider the ski conditions before booking your trip.

Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a great place to book your next ski trip. The resorts offer accommodations at lower prices than you will find at other more popular resorts. The city is nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with an elevation of over 10,000 feet. You will find good snowboarding and skiing conditions most of the time during the winter months. The Best Western Santa Fe offer beautiful accommodations where you can easily reach the local ski areas. The hotel is located near historic downtown Santa Fe where you can browse the local shops in your spare time.