tutipupsPower is W A Y more expensive in europe
Yeah, that doesn't mean its not a big expense here either. Chairlifts cost a ton to run no matter where its placed. And the fact is a lot of the $100ish/day ski resorts around where I live in Vermont (that aren't owned by vail or some other conglomerate) have been struggling to stay in operation and not sellout to vail due to low vacation bookings as a result of COVID. Unfortunately, there's just not enough locals in most remote ski towns to keep the lifts spinning at less that $100/day (as a result of utility cost). That's just in my region though, Vermont does have some of the most expensive power costs in the country- probably closer to Europe's average than the US' lol (too generalize all of EU and US is stretching anyways).
The city OP mentioned, Turin has a population of 886,000. That's greater than the state of VT. Quite obviously, having a large population of locals allows the mountains to run on lower ticket rates when there are less vacations being booked. But again, I think this topic is way to regionalistic/resort specific to compare and argue about in general EU vs US. Which is why I only talked about the cost of power in the US and the fact that that is the biggest influencer in ticket price here or anywhere for sure.