The past 2 years we've gone to Kicking Horse. First time because it was high on our list of places to ride, the second time because we just couldn't find the same quality set-up for a reasonable price in Revelstoke (#1a on the list).
So this year we got a 4+ bedroom place, 3 bath, slope-side, hot tub for $2500CDN for a week. That's a sweet deal, more normal is $4500 It'll sleep 15, but that's with 2 in every bed and 2 in each pull-out sofa. We're 10 and 4 are couples so we'll all end up with our own bed, but shared rooms
We eat well, but cook all our meals and return to the chalet for lunch every day (yeah slope-side!) Food works out to $100 each for the week.
We shop hard for discount tickets and generally pay about $50 each per day.
We fly into Calgary and rent cars. With more than 6 people, we find it cheaper and easier to rent a a cargo van for 2 people and all the gear and luggage. Then rent enough mid-sized cars to fit all the rest of the people in. Mini-Vans are expensive to rent and the cheaper cargo van takes away the need for roof racks, etc.
All told, it runs around $750 each for the week (accommodations, food, lift tickets, cars) plus flight and beer. Probably about what you'd pay in a hotel ($100-$125pppd) but it includes food and car rentals and we're staying in a 4000 sq ft luxury chalet versus a hotel room.
Frankly, accommodations are only a small part of the cost, flights are the killer as is eating in a restaurant/ski lodge for every meal. But, for a larger group, ski-in/out is worth paying for as is the extra space of a house/chalet versus hotel rooms.
Last edited by Bones; 12-11-2011 at 09:17 PM.