#10 Copper, Colorado
Single Day Adult Window Rate: $150
Three Day Adult Online Rate: $248 ($83/day)
Why Ski There: Often overlooked by those rushing up the I-70 from Denver to somewhere flashier, Copper offers a compact ski village and a range of challenging terrain.
Why It’s a Bargain: At the base is a village of kitchen-equipped, condo-style units that you can cook and eat in. You can walk to the lifts (no car or shuttle needed), and you’re only two hours west of Denver International Airport.
Where To Stay: A “silver level” condo like Creekside (doubles from $138) is only a five minute walk to the American Eagle Lift.