If you have an RV, you’ve probably gone on lots of fun trips around the country. But you don’t need to limit your RV travels to camping, hiking, and relaxing. You can enjoy the rush of tackling huge snow-covered mountain slopes by bringing along ski equipment in your RV. Here are some of the best ski resorts for RVers where you can forego the hotel booking.
Mt. Baker Ski Area – Washington
Mt. Baker Ski Area is a great ski resort located just south of the Canadian border. It receives over 600 inches of snowfall on average every year, meaning you’ll have some optimal conditions for skiing. If you’re less experienced or completely new to skiing, there are also lessons from professional instructors that will get you going in no time. You can stay overnight in your RV at the White Salmon and Heather Meadows parking lots, which do not have hookups but are free of charge. Since you’ll be relying on what you bring, make sure to equip your RV with holding tank heaters so that your water supply doesn’t freeze and become unusable while you’re there.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area – California
With some of the best snow in California, Mammoth Mountain is about a five-hour drive from Los Angeles. It has ski trails that start above the trees and ample room for cross-country skiing at the nearby Mammoth Lakes Basin. Unlike many other ski destinations, Mammoth Mountain has more than 300 sunny days on average each year while also seeing around 400 inches of snow during the colder season. For RVers, there is the Mammoth Mountain RV Park, which offers partial hookups in the winter. The standard (partial hookup) sites have 30-amp hookups and start at $55. To fill up on water and dump waste, you can go to an area near the front office.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort – Oregon
Mt. Bachelor is a nonactive volcano known for its ideal skiing terrain. With a progression of slope difficulty, beginners and experts alike can enjoy the dry snow that covers the trails starting from November all the way to May. Because it’s one of the highest elevation points in the surrounding area, you’ll also get a beautiful view from the summit. While many people will stay at the nearest town of Bend, you can stay right near the action with an RV. There are parking spots with and without hookups. Those powered spots are $50 a night most of the year, though they do rise to $60 at peak times. Regular RV parking spots are always $20.