Same situation for me. I wish I could ski as much as some of the folks here but with the age my kids are at and their activities...we have some limitations. Really it takes only about 5 ski days to get the investment back. I'll ski 15 to 16 days this year.At roughly $200 plus a day for lift tickets, it doesn’t take much to get your money back on an Ikon pass. We are on track to get somewhere between 12-15 days on ours and that is considerably cheaper than any other option.