Nordic centers charge a fraction of what downhill centers do - that can be anywhere from $10 to $30 a day depending on region.Sure, if you can go out your backdoor and do it. Kinda like riding a bike.
But I was referring to downhill skiing, where you have to purchase lift tickets to do it.
I don't do downhill, but others who do say you can easily spend over $100 a day at a downhill center. Not to mention that downhill equipment - skis, bindings, poles and boots cost more than twice as much as Nordic equipment.