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Family Ski News | May 28, 2022

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World’s most expensive ski lift passes

Teresa Fisher

Perisher - the world's most expensive 6-day lift pass

Budgeting for your next family ski holiday?  Think carefully about the price of your ski passes as is a hidden cost which can add up quite considerably in some resorts. 

A recent price survey has revealed the world’s Top 10 for the most expensive six-day pass price.   The most expensive is the Australian resort of Perisher, which FamilySkiNews featured in an earlier report here.   

The majority of the most expensive resorts are in America, with no European resort in the Top 10 this year.  The priciest in Europe remains Zermatt, in 12th position.  Last year it was the world’s costliest lift pass until recent changes in currency exchange rates, and the Swiss Central Bank’s capping of the Swiss Franc.    

Here are the Top 10 most expensive six-day lift passes (based on non-discounted, high season prices, converted into pounds stirling):

Jumping for joy: Zermatt is no longer no.1 on the price list (swiss-image/Valais/Thomas Andenmatten)

1  Perisher, Australia           £377

2  Deer Valley, USA             £371

3  Mammoth, USA               £368

4  Aspen, USA                       £360

5  Park City, USA                 £360

6  Steamboat,USA                £356

7  Jackson Hole, USA            £352

8  Vail/Beaver Creek, USA  £345

9  Whistler, Canada               £343

10 Thredbo, Australia          £341

When you plan your next family ski holiday, look out for special lift pass deals.  

Several tour operators – including Crystal Ski, the UK’s top ski holiday operator – offer ‘2 for the price of 1’ lift passes for numerous resorts.    

Many resorts also go out of their way to entice you to book your family ski holiday with them with various offers and deals.  Click here to see our feature on some of the best deals for free and reduced kids’ ski passes in the Alps.