Sports names Killington and Okemo among America’s most affordable ski towns

“[Most of us] can’t afford a $50 million estate in Aspen, Colo. But luckily, there are plenty of other places where you can get in lots of slope time and immerse yourself in the laid-back mountain lifestyle,” wrote Yuqing Pan, in a story titled “America’s Most Affordable—and Least Affordable—Ski Towns” for

Using information from and, data analysts examined more than 300 ski resorts and the housing markets in their nearest towns, then filtered out resorts with fewer than 500 acres and ranked each town by its median list price.

According to that analysis, here are the resorts that give you the most bang for your buck — and the least.

Top 10 most affordable ski towns

  • No. 1 Kellogg, Idaho: median price, $99,000
  • No. 2 Brian Head, Utah: median price, $109,500
  • No. 3 Lead, South Dakota: median price, $174,500
  • No. 4 Killington, Vermont: median price, $187,500
  • No. 5 Ruidoso, New Mexico: median price, $212,200
  • No. 6 West Dover, Vermont: median price, $220,000
  • No. 7 Chewelah, Washington: median price, $224,500
  • No. 8 Ludlow, Vermont: median price, $239,000
  • No. 9 Angel Fire, New Mexico: median price, $312,000
  • No. 10 McCall, Idaho: median price, $335,000

Top 10 least affordable ski towns

  • No. 1 Vail, Colorado: median price, $1.68 million
  • No. 2 Park City, Utah: median price, $1.39 million
  • No. 3 Telluride, Colorado: median price, $1.39 million
  • No. 4 Aspen, Colorado: median price, $995,000
  • No. 5 Ketchum, Idaho: median price, $932,000
  • No. 6 Incline, Nevada: median price, $899,000
  • No. 7 Breckenridge, Colorado: median price, $890,000
  • No. 8 Teton Village, Wyoming: median price,  $849,000
  • No. 9 Sun Valley, Idaho: median price, $747,000
  • No. 10 Olympic Valley, California: median price, $650,000

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