Copper Mountain Budget Ski Vacation Guide

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Copper Mountain summer vacations are highly affordable and tons of fun. Nestled in the Rockies, this mountain resort offers great bang for your buck without skimping on vacation staples like great lodging, dining and activities. From happy hour drink specials to affordable eats, dining and going out in Copper can be enjoyed on a dime. It doesn’t hurt that Copper is only two hours or less from Denver International Airport, meaning it’s inexpensive and quick to get there.

Top Copper Mountain Budget-Friendly Ski Vacation Lodging

Nearly all of Copper Mountain lodging options are centrally located, meaning it is quick and easy to hit the slopes, head out to partake in the local nightlife or grab a great meal. While Copper lodging leans toward the affordable side, amenities like hot tubs and fitness centers are standard, so even budget travelers get to enjoy perks that can cost a pretty penny at other resorts.

  • Copper Springs Neighborhood has all the conveniences of home but with the added benefit of being a short walk from the Super Bee high-speed six-pack lift. Copper Springs offers a workout facility in Copper Springs Lodge, where there are also two outdoor hot tubs. Plus, it is located across the street from the new Copper Station lodge where you will find restaurants and retail shops.
  • American Neighborhood is comprised of Copper Mountain Inn, The Lodge at Copper and Spruce, all nestled in Center Village near the lifts and skier services. Copper Mountain restaurants, shops and bars are nearby. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, nearby or onsite parking and convenient access to the complimentary skier shuttle.
  • Covered Bridge Neighborhood, located in Center Village, is a condominium complex that is home to Taylor’s Crossing and Tucker Mountain Lodge. Covered Bridge Neighborhood is close to the lifts and includes amenities such as free parking, complimentary shuttle and nearby skier services. Plus, it is within walking distance to Copper shopping, dining and nightlife.

Affordable Copper Mountain Dining

Budget travelers will appreciate the breadth and value of the Copper dining scene. From New York-style pizza and hand-ground burgers to barbecue, Copper is brimming with affordable, delicious dining in casual atmospheres, so you can stop in for a meal while still donning your ski boots.

If you are staying in the West Village, stop by Union Creek for breakfast, lunch and après-ski. This full food court-style eatery has breakfast burritos, pizza, biscuits and gravy and smoked barbeque. For après, enjoy the daily drink specials on the massive outdoor deck, a great place to mingle while getting some sun.

If you are on a budget ski vacation but seeking a bit of an upscale dining experience, head to CB Grille, where the reasonably priced menu features salads, prime cuts, fish, pasta, pizza and their famed apple, bacon and bleu mac-n-cheese. Entrees are typically less than $30, with many being in the $12-$16 range. Plus, CB Grille serves wine and Colorado craft beer.

Endo’s Adrenaline Café features hearty sandwiches, salads and sides like fries, sure to please your appetite without draining your wallet. Endo’s also has a big beer selection and winter cocktails, best enjoyed on the outdoor deck beside the fire pit. This café is a great place to watch the game thanks to several TV’s, and happy hour specials.

Featuring Colorado meats and homemade dough with Italian-imported tomatoes and cheese, Gustino’s Lakeside Pizzeria serves New York-style alongside beer and wine.