Boulder is super expensive for out of state, and so is DU. But you get what you pay for, both have INCREDIBLE campuses (Boulders is probably one of the nicest in the country accompanied by the hottest and coolest girls in the country), amazing faculty that will always help, great resources, and everything else college is good for, like parties, rich friends with condos or houses in the mountains, and anything else you can think of. You can literally stand on a street corner with ski stuff in the morning and find a ride to a mountain.
If your serious about getting a real education and progressing as a skier, sit down for a week and actually try to get some scholarships, you could probably get between 5 and 25 thousand relatively easy if you just sit down and try, college counselors are great for helping with that too. You wont regret it when your offered a $35,000 job after you graduate, then you'll be rolling in the paper.
As far as DU, R.Lee.Ermey hit me up if you wanna hang out or ski this quarter, I just got a house on high street and ill have a car this year. I've been studying abroad in Spain, and its awesome, but I absolutely cannot wait to get back to Denver (which also has hands down the best music scene in the country)