Doug Robinson: Cost of lift tickets not fun for locals

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  • skimomma Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2010 11:17 a.m.

    Okay. Interesting analogy comparing 6-7 hours of recreation to 1.5 hours of eating. Heres another comparison: 18-holes of golf at Thanksgiving Point, which would take about 4 hours is $85. Personally, I would take an entire day of exploring one of Utahs fantastic ski resorts for an entire day to stuffing my face! There are great ski/snowboard deals out there, which are as easy to find as a coupon to dinner. In January, you can learn to ski or snowboard for around $40 for a lift ticket, rental AND lesson. So get out and experience a day on the mountain!

  • niel Centerville, UT
    Nov. 30, 2010 10:56 a.m.

    Ski prices have really outpaced normal inflation. In 1975 a lift ticket at Brighton was $6 and Alta was $8. Adjusted for inflation based on the consumer price index that is equal to $24.39 and $32.52 in today's money. Yet a Brighton ticket is now $62 and Alta is $69. Its impossible for me to take my 5 kids skiing at these prices.

  • Eidauk Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2010 8:23 a.m.

    Tickets do cost more now days. I only go once or twice a year myself due to the cost. However, the resorts must be doing pretty well despite the "expensive" cost. People who pay to ski in Utah must see the value of their purchase or else they wouldn't buy. So, are the resorts gouging us or do we as locals just don't realize what amazing resources we have in our mountainous backyards?