A single day, walk-up lift ticket during the holiday season at Vail and Beaver Creek are now an astonishing $159. Aspen Skiing Co., a top competitor of Vail Resorts, has raised its price to $129 for a daily pass.

  Regular Rate Holiday Rate
Vail Resorts $145 $159
Aspen Snowmass $124 $129
Deer Valley, UT $114 $120
Whistler Blackcomb, BC $109 $119

According to analysis by Aspen Daily News, pricing on single-day walkup tickets have gone up 65% since 2005:

“It has gone up incrementally since: in the 2007-08 season, the single-day, walk-up ticket price was $87; in the 2008-09 season it was $96 and in March of 2011, SkiCo broke the $100 mark when it charged $104. It went up to $108 in December of 2011, according to Daily News archive articles. Vail was more expensive than Aspen in every instance except in 2005 when the single-day, walk-up price was $77.” –  Aspen Daily News


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