Even though you said no on Squaw, I'd say you reconsider. Get a job in the village store, they pay 10 and hour and if you work 3 days a week they give you a free pass. Work on the weekends, then you have 4 days out of the week to ski. The pay will be more than enough to pay for one of those apartments next to dave's ski shop. I know because me and a couple of friends rented one out on our summer earnings during the 05-06 season, best season of my life.
Just find a couple of chill roommates and you will have more than enough for food and such. You'll get to know people and you can cut those expenses even more. Plus, no matter what you say, Squaw is world class terrain. Then just get a pass to flatstar for your park needs and ski it during the week when its not crowded, just avoid it on the weekends.