TripAdvisor names Durango, Colorado the Top Ski ResortFor the second year in a row! Value in North America...for the second year in a row!

Durango Mountain Resort was recently recognized as the Top Value Ski Resort by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website. When comparing 25 different popular ski destinations in the United States and Canada, TripAdvisor announced that Durango, Colorado is the most affordable ski destination in North America, with costs approximately half of the average of all destinations on the index.

TripAdvisor used their TripIndex to compare the cost of a single night hotel stay, lift ticket, basic ski equipment rental and a restaurant meal consisting of a burger, fries and a bottle of draft or domestic beer to rank the resorts.

“This is proof that you don’t need to break the bank to have an incredible ski vacation at Durango Mountain Resort,” stated Sven Brunso, VP of Sales and Marketing for Durango Mountain Resort. “Durango offers an incredible value and a fantastic experience for all types of skiers and riders to enjoy.”

Durango Mountain Resort offers guests an incredible value for its product. Stay and ski packages start at just $64 per person, per night. Accommodations range from luxurious, slopeside and mountain homes to value-priced lodge rooms and everything in between. Durango Mountain Resort offers amenities such as slopeside ski and snowboard rentals, and was identified as the lowest cost destination for rentals. It features seven restaurants that offer a variety of cuisine for all palates and caters to families. Other activities at the resort include horse drawn sleigh rides, tubing hill, snowshoeing, backcountry snowcat skiing, Nordic skiing and more.

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“Durango’s ski product is extremely appealing to families due to the value the resort provides as well as the amenities and activities for kids and families,” stated Brunso. “Families are able to take an enjoyable and memorable ski vacation to Durango Mountain Resort without taking on a second mortgage or spending the kids’ college tuition.”

Durango Mountain Resort was also recently recognized by Family Travel Magazine as a top family-friendly ski resort, noting its short lift lines, ski school tripadvisorofferings and family-friendly terrain. Powder Magazine recently named Durango in its top 10 Best Places to Ski in North America.

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TripIndex Best Value North American Ski Destinations

  Destination Hotel Ski Rental Lift Ticket Meal Beer Total
1 Durango, Colorado $95.56 $26.00 $75.00 $9.67 $3.42 $209.65
2 Bend, Oregon $94.01 $31.67 $76.00 $10.32 $3.25 $215.25
3 Taos, New Mexico $119.90 $30.33 $75.00 $10.83 $3.83 $239.89
4 Salt Lake City, Utah $121.32 $31.65 $74.75 $12.98 $4.61 $245.31
5 North Conway, New Hampshire $138.76 $33.00 $63.17 $8.83 $3.67 $247.43
6 Whitefish, Montana $151.10 $28.33 $67.00 $10.00 $2.85 $259.28
7 Kingfield, Maine $158.33 $32.00* $79.00 $9.94 $4.25 $283.52
8 Sun Valley, Idaho $154.80 $36.00 $79.00 $11.83 $3.50 $285.13
9 Jackson Hole, Wyoming $173.15 $36.50 $73.50 $11.98 $5.07 $300.20
10 Banff, AB, Canada $195.46 $35.65 $74.94 $11.98 $5.15 $323.18

TripIndex Most Expensive North American Ski Destinations

  Destination Hotel Ski Rental Lift Ticket Meal Beer Total
1 Vail, Colorado $645.28 $30.67 $109.00 $12.23 $4.33 $801.51
2 Aspen, Colorado $547.80 $42.97 $110.00 $12.80 $3.92 $717.49
3 Park City, Utah $539.67 $37.67 $86.67 $9.75 $3.58 $677.34
4 Telluride, Colorado $414.83 $33.65 $106.00 $9.63 $3.17 $567.28
5 Crested Butte, Colorado $393.38 $34.00 $98.00 $8.98 $3.42 $537.78
6 Breckenridge, Colorado $382.51 $32.62 $104.00 $8.98 $3.67 $531.78
7 Mont-Tremblant, QC, Canada $376.11 $52.04* $76.00 $13.83 $5.42 $523.40
8 Whistler, BC, Canada $368.43 $33.79 $98.00 $13.30 $5.17 $518.69
9 Big Sky, Montana $342.50 $33.33 $89.00 $12.00 $3.25 $480.08
10 Mammoth Lakes, California $264.86 $35.33 $105.00 $13.00 $5.17 $423.36

*identifies ski rental prices that come from only two shops.
Information on the cost index can be found here.



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