Check out Loveland http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...html#post29030
There is cheap lodging in both Idaho Springs and Georgetown, and the furthest you would drive would be about 22 miles. I can also show you a bunch of the stash spots if you guys want....
Loveland Colorado Ski And Snowboard Area
The tickets aren't bad either I think full price is $54 but if you get tickets at a ski shop around here they will be a little cheaper. I can hunt and see if I can find some coupons for you. I had some about a week ago that gave two tickets for $70.
If you go Keystone, Breck etc. you will be out more money but there are also options of staying right at the bottom of the mountain, getting ski packages etc. I can't help you there because I live here and haven't ever needed to find lodging/ski packages here.