Copper Mountain Budget Vacation

Copper Mountain offers a great bang for your buck. From après-ski happy hour galore and discounted lift tickets to affordable lodging and dining options, it’s easy to save your hard-earned money on a Copper ski vacation. Copper is located just 100 miles from Denver International Airport, making travel cheaper and more convenient.

Copper Budget Hotels

Every Copper lodging option is quite close, so you can’t really go wrong on location. Here are some top Copper accommodations that combine convenience and affordability.

  • Located in the Center Village and less than 250 yards from the lifts, the Covered Bridge neighborhood is a multi-level condominium complex that is home to Taylor’s Crossing and the Tucker Mountain Lodge. The complex is just 100 yards from  lift is the American Eagle chairlift and includes amenities such as nearby restaurants, shops, bars, free parking at the building, a free resort shuttle, nearby skier services, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, an ice skating rink and more.
  • Copper Springs neighborhood has all the modern day conveniences of home and is located a short walk from the Super Bee high-speed six-pack chairlift and is directly across the street from the new Copper Station day lodge where you will find restaurants and retail shops. If you are looking for more exercise than just skiing or snowboarding, you'll find a fantastic workout facility in Copper Springs Lodge, which includes two outdoor hot tubs.

Affordable Copper Restaurants

Unlike most ski towns and resort villages, the majority of Copper Mountain’s restaurants are affordable. This is great news for someone on a Copper budget ski vacation, as it takes a lot of the planning and guesswork out of dining in a budget. If you’re a seasoned saver you know to look for restaurants that serve up big portions, so you get your money’s worth, or can at least bring the rest of the food home. Endo’s Adrenaline Café features humongous sandwiches, salads and hearty fries, sure to please your appetite and wallet. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any menu items over $14 at Endo’s. For more food that won’t deplete your wallet, but will fill your belly, you’ll want to head to Pizza Carlo’s for gourmet pies and great happy hour specials. Carlo’s 18-inch pie costs just over $20, plus their paninis, sandwiches and salads are all in the $10 range. Happy hour at Carlo’s is also a great option for someone on a Copper budget ski vacation, as they offer $2 off all appetizers, as well as cocktail and shot specials.

If you’re looking for a more upscale, but reasonably-priced meal, you’ll definitely want to have dinner at C.B. Grille across from Copper’s covered bridge. This restaurant features contemporary American food like salads, prime cuts, fish, pasta pizza and their famed apple, bacon and bleu mac-n-cheese. Every menu item is sub-$30, while most are in the $12-$16 range. Plus, C.B. offers a great−and affordable−wine list, in case you’re looking to splurge one night.