Park City ranked 3rd Most Expensive Ski Town
According to a recently released Trip Advisor index, out of 20 popular North American ski destinations, Park City is among the most expensive. Following closely behind Aspen and Vail, Park City was ranked the third most expensive town to stay in on the TripIndex Ski, an annual index released from the popular vacation website.
At an estimated $677.05 in calculated costs, the index included average hotel, ski rental, lift ticket, meal and beer prices in town. Vail was listed as the most expensive, totaling $801.51, followed by Aspen at $717.49. Salt Lake City, the only other Utah destination on the list, was listed as the cheapest ski town destination, roughly $238.58 in total.
According to the index, Park City had the second most expensive hotel prices at $524.08 behind Vail, a number Trip Advisor calculated using an average of the hotel prices in a five-mile radius of each listed town.
Average ski rental costs were the highest on the index at an estimated $45.33, but lift tickets were closer to the bottom half of prices at $85. The most expensive was Vail, Colo. at an estimated $105. Both food and beer prices were below the average cost, with lower meal costs than Salt Lake City.
Updated: 12/27/12 10:00 a.m.
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