same situation but just hurt my ACL so I'm out for awhile. Maybe I'll check this thread come Feb.
Back in college we stayed in breckenridge, but also rode at Copper, Keystone, and A-basin. Great place and so nice to hit different types of resorts. Good on prices. Sleeping at 10,000ft got headaches sometimes. Daytrips to the other mountains was great.
Keystone we had powder in the trees
Copper was very family good and nice all around
Breckenridge was giant and had all terrain for everyone
A-basin is not for noobies and we got our extreme skiing on there (my fav, but just expert ski/boarders), the girls went shopping that day (no resort or nightlife at A-basin).
Great area and I checked airfare to Denver mid-Jan for a long weekend and it was dirt cheap like $238 RT from Ohio. Resorts are about 1.5hr drive from what I remember.