By Alyssa Goldman, Cheapism.com
In many areas across the U.S., there's a ski slope nearby. But local doesn't always mean affordable. Ski resorts often charge $100 for an adult lift ticket, and that's just for the daytime activity. Add in travel expenses, hotel costs, equipment rentals, and dining costs, and well, forget about that budget. All is not lost, however. We did our homework and found some of the cheapest ski destinations where you can swoop down the slopes without going broke.Saddleback, Maine is an excellent choice for beginners.
Saddleback, Maine. Saddleback Mountain rises 1,420 feet and is naturally divided into terrains based on difficulty. If you live on the East Coast and are a beginner, you've hit the jackpot. Saddleback's website boasts of the best beginner terrains in New England, with gentle trails and slopes at a remove from the more populated areas. The Ski and Ride School allows a maximum of five students to every instructor, which the site claims is the best student-to-teacher ratio in North America.
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