It seems odd that lodging appears quite cheap at the motels down there (Super 8, quality Inn, Vagabond, Americas best value. Like $50-60 US per night. What's the catch? Is this party central? Or tons of ski bums cramming into a room? Or run down sleazy accommodations? ??
There is a leap in price to get to Holiday Inn Express, and of course, it goes up from there.
I do not need/want much but I do want a good night's rest in a clean bed/room. No need to drop big change on some place I'm just going to crash in. eat-ski-sleep