Check the resort sites, lots have discounts for college students, a few I know also have a week designated as college week. Lots of people will have different opinions but Mountain Creek is reasonable distance and is decent. The resorts in the poconoes are probably just as close as creek but are a bit better. Big boulder has good park features it's in PA. I hear Killinton and Mount Snow in VT are also good for park. I have not been but I follow them on Ig and they look good. There are a few in NY that are good from what I hear too. If you lived in Colorado you want to travel for day trips up to VT, NY, and NH to get the taller and larger mountains that you might be used to.