Colorado ski resorts top list of most expensive winter destinations

It might be cheaper to take a trip to Miami over Colorado’s backcountry this winter, according to CheapHotels.org.

A skier. (Courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA)
A skier. (Courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA)
A skier. (Courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA)

It might be cheaper to take a trip to Miami over Colorado’s backcountry this winter, according to a new survey.

The survey by CheapHotels.org lists Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge among the top 10 most expensive winter destination spots in the United States.

For the survey, CheapHotels compared the minimum price travelers would have to pay to stay in available hotel double rooms in destinations across the United States. An average price for each destination was determined for the winter months of December, January and February.

Only hotels with at least a 3-star rating and those with a positive average feedback score from previous guests were taken into consideration.

“Averaging $243 nightly for its least expensive double room, Vail takes the ranking’s top spot,” according to the survey.

The 10 most expensive winter destinations in the United States

1. Vail — $243

2. Key West, Florida — $234

3. Aspen — $227

4. Sanibel Island, Florida — $225

5. Breckenridge — $221

6. Lahaina, Hawaii — $216

7. Santa Monica, California — $197

8. Downtown Miami — $194

9. Park City, Utah — $184

10. Palo Alto, California — $175

Adrian D. Garcia

Author: Adrian D. Garcia

Adrian D. Garcia covers business and trends for Denverite. He's covered business for The Fort Collins Coloradoan and serves as treasurer for the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.