Lift tickets are hovering around $100 a day at the big players, which sounds like the areas you'd probably be going to. Discount tickets might get you $10 off. So if you are coming out for a trip where you would be planning on riding seven days or more, a season pass would be worth it. The Epic Pass, which has no restrictions, is good for Vail, Beaver Creek, A-Basin, Keystone, and Breck in Colorado. You also get Heavenly and Northstar in California. So if you think you might do a second visit to Colorado, or go to Tahoe, you'd be doing well. Either way, 7 days on the pass is break even. Otherwise, for a quality bargain, hit Loveland instead. Lift tickets typically max out at $60 a day and there are deals that can be found.