Colorado has both the most expensive skiing destination in North America and the most affordable

TripAdvisor: Average cost for day at Vail is $802

Colorado has both the most expensive skiing destination in North America, and the most affordable, according to TripAdvisor.

Vail is ranked the most expensive, with a total daily cost of $802 per day.

Durango is ranked the most affordable, with an average daily cost of $210. That is about half the cost of the average of all destinations on the index.

TripAdvisor calculated the cost by comparing expenses including a one-night hotel stay, a single-day lift ticket, a basic ski equipment rental package, and a meal at a local restaurant consisting of a burger and fries and bottle or draft of domestic beer.

With six of the 10 most expensive destinations in the U.S., Colorado proves to be the priciest state for hitting the powder.

Aspen was the second most expensive spot registering at $717.

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