I wish it'd freakin snow already so I can keep practicing without having to buy lift tickets every time.
Tell me about it!
Best thing you can do at Brighton is try and find a friend and take advantage of the Ski Free deals on Mondays/Tuesdays. Or you could hit up Canonsburg where the same program is valid Monday-Friday.
That drops the price of a lift ticket to like $16 per person which is awesome.