02/01/2012 07:07 am ET Updated Apr 02, 2012

Top 10 Budget Ski Hotels (PHOTOS)

Though snow seems like a scarce resource this ski season, with resorts scrambling to make the white stuff via artificial means, travel bargains at ski hotels across the country are in plentiful supply. Thankfully, the snowpack is starting to come back while the low prices haven't really budged. We surveyed 10 popular US winter resorts and uncovered deep savings at budget ski hotels that are just a hop, skip and slide from the slopes. Most tout nightly rates that hover between $100-150,and a couple go even lower than that: A cozy bed at the chalet-chic Stowehof Inn at Stowe, Vermont can be yours for only $78 and a double room at the eco-friendly 968 Park Hotel at Lake Tahoe goes for $89.

With the peace of mind that comes with making a smart hotel choice, you can focus on the slopes. To that end, we also highlight the newest bells and whistles at each ski resort, from high-speed chairlifts and state-of-the-art terrain parks to restaurant renovations and a white-knuckle winter zip line tour.

Top 10 Budget Ski Hotels