Hit ski slopes in the West and get a lift with family bargains

Hit ski slopes in the West and get a lift with family bargains

Has it struck you that skiing has become a preposterously expensive family pastime? With lift tickets close to $100 a day, plus ski school, rentals, food and accommodations, it's not unheard of to spend $1,500 a day for a family of four, and that's without transportation.

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ariz.
Devils Tower National Monument, Wyo.
Cabrillo National Monument, Calif.
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
Colorado National Monument, Colo.
Arches National Park in Utah
Black Rock Desert in Nevada
The Spiral Jetty, Utah
The Wave, Arizona
Paso Robles, California

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