Copper has a great ski mountain, but the lodging scene at the base of its 2,450-acre hill has long been a work in progress. The good news is that progress is indeed being made, with the resort's first true luxury accommodations opening this season. And Copper makes it easy to stay here, with extras such as the Beeline Advantage—in which skiers snag first tracks every morning and bypass liftlines all day—included in every lift-and-lodging package. Yes, you want to ski Copper. Especially if you know where to unwind when Union Bowl gets through with you. Here are our picks.
Tucked amid an 11,000-acre nature preserve in the center of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and bordered by national forest on one side and national park on the two others, the 5,000-acre resort feels like a private national park.