9 Of The Best Affordable Ski Resorts In America

#7 Big Sky, Montana


Single Day Adult Window Rate: $119
Three Day Adult Online Rate: $290 ($97/day)

Big Sky and the adjacent resort of Moonlight Basin share Lone Peak mountain, and with a combined total of 5,512 acres of terrain, it’s had the most acreage in the United States before Park City merged with Canyons. The only line you’ll find here is the one you carve down one of the Dictator Chutes on a powder morning.

Children age 10 and under ski free, and dining at local favorites like Allgoods for barbecue or Buck’s Pub at Buck’s T-4 Lodge won’t break the bank.

Where to Stay: The Lodge at Big Sky has rooms for around $212 right in the village. Your best bet is probably Airbnb, which has plenty of availability under $200, and even one condo for $89 right now.