If all you want is an inexpensive place to stay while you ski Summit County resorts, the Alpine Inn is a solid choice. Stayed here for a couple nights in early March while a buddy and I skied Copper Mountain. Our room was sparse but clean. The shower had plenty of hot water. The hotel advertises a continental breakfast, but overlook this or you'll be disappointed. There's a shopping center around the corner where you can buy some fruit and a muffin. The hotel also offers an indoor pool and a small hot tub, but we didn't use these. Each morning, we were at Copper Mountain within 10 minutes of pulling out of the Alpine Inn parking lot. Manage your expectations and you'll have a nice stay at the Alpine Inn.