Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that’s cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor’easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.
It always seems like the Christmas holiday comes and goes too quickly. The festive cheer, holiday lights, and parties that we look forward to every year disappear almost with the snap of a finger.
In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since. The trend has raised a question that has dogged the ski industry for years: Is the sport becoming unaffordable for the middle class?
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.
There is good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows.