I paid $140 for a season pass to my local hill (a one day special last spring)
I paid $300 for my snowboard boots and bindings that should last me for another 5 seasons like my last one (last years models of course).
All my soft goods I would own any way.
Thats about $200 bucks a year. Thats a couple of rounds of golf or a couple decent dinners out...
Granted, I am cheap. And I won't be the stylish person around. But if you want to go cheap you can you just have to know where to look.