Sacrifice a little glitz, but get friendly service and a super-close location.
This place is nothing fancy. In fact, the décor is seriously dated, but everyone who works there is so gracious and accommodating, and you are so close to the gondola that it doesn’t matter what your bedspread looks like or that the fireplace area in the lobby is a little small. The Ptarmigan is affordable and clean, bottom line. If you don’t feel like driving, there is a free shuttle service right outside the hotel that you can use to get to the slopes. Don’t have your own gear?