You can debate the outgoings but the bottom line of the ledger is how affordable it is, and its more affordable than it was in the past. We could host an Olympic games sport of skiing price complaints and its a sport skiers have participated in since skiing began. 30p a day to ride up Bull Run rope tow was daylight robbery according to my father. What really cut their margins was cheap overseas flight that had them competing with overseas resorts where they once had a captive customer base. That was the dark ages of Australian Skiing, service with a sneer was common, after the enlightenment they were forced to start practicing customer service, something a few of them still struggle with to this day but those few are thankfully uncommon now.