If you’re planning to build in Aspen, expect construction costs (materials) to average $950 per square foot and the project cost (materials + labor) to be $1,235 per square foot.
“Aspen is at the top of the list perennially because it is the most exclusive ski resort out west,” Chris Pollack, president of Pollack + Partners, told Business Insider. “And that factor lets it demand the highest prices for construction costs. Everyone wants to be there.”
Big Sky, MT came in second on the list, at $900 per square foot for construction and $1,170 per square foot for the total project.