This is our 3rd year getting a family pass at Alpine Valley. For the 3 of us $1400.
Last year in a very bad weather year I rode 35 ish days. I don't have a clue to operation costs but on a busy weekend they can have up to 14 full buses of people from Chicago spending tons of money. lift ticket, lessons, gear, food, bar....
As stated earlier it's close to home, I can ride often, and it's what we got so enjoy it. Even on the bad days I can get some good runs in or simply drive home.