What’s better than being able to walk a few feet from where you’re staying to a ski lift? Doing it from your RV! Vacationing at a ski resort quickly adds up – between the cost of the lift tickets, lodging and eating out.
For RVers who aren’t scared of cold, wintery weather, calling a ski resort parking lot ‘home’ is perfect.
Most ski resorts have a parking lot dedicated to RV parking and some welcome RVs to stay overnight. Just keep in mind that if there’s a big snowstorm, you may be asked to move (sometimes in the middle of the night, but more likely early morning) so the resort crew can plow the parking lot.
But that just means you’re up and ready for first tracks! Here are 12 ski resorts to check out this winter season.
1. Crystal Mountain Resort, WA
Crystal Mountain Resort has recently upgraded their RV parking lot to offer an additional 30 sites with electrical power making it a total of 72 RV sites. It’s $35/night and there’s no dump or water station. All sites are available on a first come, first served basis. This is a popular ski mountain among local RVers and fills up quickly on the weekends.
2. Mt. Baker Ski Area, WA
Mt. Baker Ski Area is a powderhound’s dream come true. This ski area averages the most annual snowfall in the world. RVers can stay overnight for free, but there are no hookups on-site.
3. The Summit at Snoqualmie, WA
The Summit at Snoqualmie is located 50 miles east of Seattle. Overnight RV parking is allowed at $15/night (cash only). The cost drops to $10/night when multiple, consecutive nights are paid all at once. Limited stay and no hookups available, though.
4. Stevens Pass, WA
There are 70 spots available for RV overnight parking all with electrical hookups at Stevens Pass. The nightly fee is $40. Thirty RV parking season passes are available at $1,000 + tax, but that doesn’t guarantee a space.
5. Hoodoo Ski Area, OR
There are several different options for RVers who want to stay overnight at Hoodoo Ski Area. RV overnight parking starts at $30/night with electrical hookups. Full season and permanent parking passes are available for $500 and $400 respectively. The ski resort also offers bathrooms that are open 24/7 along with pay showers.
6. Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, OR
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort offers RV overnight parking at $20/night, but no more than seven consecutive nights is allowed. There aren’t any electrical or sewage hookups available at the resort. Pay showers are open for use nearby.
7. Squaw Valley, CA
There are free overnight RV parking spots available at Squaw Valley for up to a 3 night consecutive stay. No hookups are available at the resort. RVers must check in with Squaw Valley Security upon arrival.
8. Grand Targhee Resort, WY
RV overnight parking is available at Grand Targhee Resort for $20/night. No electrical, water or sewage hookups are available. The maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights. The resort is also a short drive to the nice town of Driggs, ID.
9. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
RV overnight parking is welcome at Schweitzer Mountain Resort for $20/night. A maximum three consecutive night stay is allowed, but request for longer stays can be directed to the parking staff. No hookups available on site.
10. Wolf Creek Ski Area, CO
Wolf Creek Ski Area is located near the town of Pagosa Springs about an hour east of Durango, CO. RVers are welcomed to stay overnight 3 – 4 nights (flexible but no long term stays) in one of the resort parking lots. It’s free parking and there are no hookups available.
11. Bridger Bowl Ski Area, MT
Bridger Bowl Ski Area is located in the Bridger Mountain Range in Bozeman, MT. The ski area offers four large bowls that skiers and snowboarders can explore within the resort boundary. RVers can stay overnight for free. There are no hookups available. The resort does ask RVers to call first to double check the status of overnight stays. Sometimes the weather prohibits overnight parking at the resort.
12. Whitefish Mountain Resort, MT
Located 31 miles from Glacier National Park, adventurous RVers can spend time at Whitefish Mountain Resort and then explore the national park covered in snow. Whitefish Mountain Resort allows RVers to stay overnight but asks that they go by the lodging first to get a parking pass. It’s free to stay but hookups are not available.
Visit Live Small | Ride Free for more information about ski resorts that allow RV overnight parking. Aren’t you now excited for the winter season?