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.
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.
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.