Do you RV in the summer and ski in the winter? Why not combine your interests! Park your RV at a ski hill and be right in the heart of the action during the winter season, no pricey ski lodge required.
Some ski resorts actually welcome RVers and offer long or short-term overnight parking. You can ski all day and then stay right in the comfort of your own RV.
We found several ski resorts that are RV friendly, some within close proximity to year-round RV parks, and even provincial parks that provide RVing and ski trails. Here are some of our top picks.
Boasting a spectacular coastal alpine setting, Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island offers great skiing with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. They allow overnight RV parking at no charge, for a maximum of three nights at the Sunrise parking lot on a first come, first serve basis.
Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops, is the second largest ski area in BC. The resort is popular with families and seasoned skiers with both alpine and Nordic skiing. The have 8-10 RV unserviced sites that are available on a first come, first serve basis, for $25 a night.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
There are year-round campgrounds in Revelstoke, BC, but if you’re only stopping for a quick visit, Revelstoke Mountain Resort allows one complimentary night of camping for fully-enclosed RVs.
Near spectacular skiing in the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park’s Tunnel Mountain Village II Campground is open year-round with hook-ups and washroom facilities for $32.30 per night. It’s the perfect base camp for skiing at Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Mountain Resort.
If cross-country skiing is more your speed, Algonquin Park in Ontario is a great place to RV in the winter with a vast network of cross-country ski trails. Camping is available year-round at Mew Lake Campground for $44.91 per night, which includes electrical hook-ups and fully winterized restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
Also offering cross-country skiing trails, MacGregor Point Provincial Park in Ontario gives RVers the opportunity to park and enjoy their site for the winter season with on-site storage. You’ll have plenty of time to explore 11 kilometres of groomed trails, or if you want to blaze your own trail, there are and many more kilometres of unplowed park roads suitable for cross-country skiing.
Tell us, do you take your RV on ski trips? Any favourite spots? Let us know in the comments.