I'm the one who's fucking retarded?
Incremental cost of staying at home where I have a seasons pass & a place to stay already paid for.
- 1 week's worth of utilities.
Aka nothing almost nothing. On the other hand, value of skiing powder where I know the terrain vs value of skiing powder in a new place * probability of skiing powder @ destination, well that's worth $1000s (to me). Not even to mention the value of 2 extra days (travel days) of vacation.