#9 Copper, Colorado
Single Day Adult Window Rate: $150
Three Day Adult Online Rate: $248 ($83/day)
Although you usually pass by on your way up the I-70 from Denver to somewhere flashier, Copper offers a compact ski village, great terrain, and the world class snow Summit County is known for.
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 (rooms from $184) is only a five minute walk to the American Eagle Lift. There are plenty of VRBO condos in the $175-225 range.