Check out these ski camping resorts that let you stay overnight in your RV, camper, van, or perhaps just your car with a warm sleeping bag. Catch
If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that skiing has gotten really expensive. The lift tickets keep going up and slopeside accommodations are not cheap.
Overnight RV Ski Resort Parking
Whether you are a #vanlife ski bum or a more decorated RV ski camper, we’ve gathered a tasty list of resorts to suite your needs.
Need RV hook-ups? How about bathrooms or showers? You’ll be amazed at how many ski resorts are taking to the latest trend of ski area overnight camping.
Interactive Ski Camping Map
Below is a map that lists all of the resorts talked about in this article. You can click on each ski resort and get a quick synopsis of the overnight camping specifics.
Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks has 10 spots available in Parking Lot #5 next to the sand shed. Washrooms are available just beyond the Nordic Centre and you’re welcome to stay for up to 7 nights. Cost is $25.
They do have blackout dates between, December 22, to January 6.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke offers up one night only of complimentary camping for fully enclosed RVs.
Visit The Sutton Place Hotel front desk upon arrival to obtain your complimentary overnight permit. No campfires are permitted at any time.
If you need more than one night try Boulder Mountain Resort (West of Revelstoke) wich takes reservations for winter camping.
Whitewater Ski Resort
Whitewater offers overnight ski camping in lot 3 in the base area. There is a maximum stay of 7 nights. The cost is $25.00 + tax per night.
Check in at Guest Services for a permit. There are no hookups but they do have porta-potties.
Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain has been friendly to overnight camping as long as you’re self contained. They often don’t charge when you ask but if they do it’s only $10. Check with the parking attendants.
Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie has slope-side RV camping with full hook-ups and washrooms. It’s pretty much ski-in ski-out RV parking! Head HERE for more details.
The Fernie RV Resort located right in town is a great spot as well. Nice bathrooms and showers along with full hook-ups.
The ski area is so close that we often opt to just stay in town and take the short drive up each morning.
Castle Mountain Resort
Castle Mountain offers overnight camping for $15 which includes access to showers and toilettes but no hook-ups.
Parking is in the North lot. Head to guest services to get a pass.
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish offers up to 3-nights at the Willow Tail parking lot for $15 a night. No hook-ups or other services and they specify no tent camping.
Register at the upper village lodging check-in.
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Mt. Baker has overnight camping at two different lots for up to seven nights. Cost is $10 per-night which includes access to Forest Service pit toilettes.
Registration is completed via text message. See link above for more details.
Overnight parking is available at the Gateway parking lot. Cost is $20 per-night for up to three nights but they do offer longer stays if you ask.
Registration is at guest services. No hook-ups or facilities available.
49° North Mountain Resort
Overnight RV parking is available for $18/night with electricity or $8 without. Pay at the ticket booth, parking permits are CASH or CHECK only.
Mission Ridge Resort
Mission Ridge has 15 full-size RV spots available for $20/night, no hook-ups. The spots aren’t real level so bring your leveling blocks if that’s important to you.
Truck campers and vans are welcome to camp overnight for free in the lower lot. Overnight parking is only allowed while the resort is open, which is Thur-Mon.
Silver Mountain Resort
While it may be small this resort gets great snow and yes you’re welcome to stay here. No hook-ups or other facilities, just a friendly locals’ mountain.
If you need a break from the camping Kellogg has some really good hotel deals as well.
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Stevens Pass uses the Resnexus online reservation system. This system will allow guests to book a spot for any night they are open during the winter season (except Tuesday nights for snow removal).
50% of the spaces will be available on October 2nd. An additional 25% of spaces will become available in six-day blocks (Wednesday night through Monday night) four-weeks from the desired reservation period. The final 25% will be made available one-day in advanced for a six-day block (Wednesday night through Monday night).
Lookout Pass welcomes a stay in their lower lot. No facilities or hook-ups.
Summit At Snoqualmie
Spaces are available at Alpental and Summit Central, three night limit, and cost $15 for the first night with additional nights only $10.
Crystal Mountain has one of the more robust overnight camping areas. They are all, first-come, first-serve, but they have over 65 spots. They have 50 and 30 amp electrical hookups.
This place gets hopping and is a fun atmosphere where you can meet fellow ski campers. There is a 14-day limit and a spot will cost you a steep $40 but the atmosphere is worth it.
If you’re lucky, you can skip the alarm, you’ll be awake once they start blasting for avalanches.
Bridger Bowl is happy to let you stay overnight in a self-contained camper. Check in with resort staff to find out where overnight parking is allowed.
Lost Trail Powder Mountain
While Lost Trail doesn’t have an official overnight stay policy, they tend to look the other way. Check in with staff and they will direct you to the correct parking area.
Mt. Hood Meadows
Mt. Hood has 14-spots available for overnight camping. No hook-ups and self-contained campers only. A Snow Park permit( $5/day, $25/annual) is required and can be purchased at guest services.
Maximum of 3-nights stay in any 5-day period. During heavy snowfall they will ask you to move so they can plow your area.
Brundage Mountain Ski Resort
I may be a little biased as this is my home-town hill, but if you want small town charm topped off with the best snow in Idaho, Brundage is the spot.
The lower lot is open to overnight camping and costs $10. Check with guest services to get a pass. No hook-ups and during busy holidays they may not have spots available.
Hoodoo Ski Area
Call (541) 822-3799 for reservations or further details.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort
Electrical hook-ups available for $50/night and $70/night during peak season. For no hook-ups your looking at $20/night.
- December 26, 2018 through January 5, 2019
- January 18-20, 2019
- February 15-23, 2019
- March 22-30, 2019
- May 24-27, 2019
Grand Targhee Resort
Another favorite hill of mine that welcomes overnight stays.
RV parking is designated in Lot #4 in the Moose and Wolf rows, and there is a maximum stay of seven consecutive nights.
Permits available at the lodging front desk and will run you $28. No hook-ups.
Bogus Basin welcomes overnight campers in all lots except their main lot. No hook-ups but to stay is free. They just ask that you park beyond the tubing hill.
Willamette Pass Resort
Willamette Pass has 10-spots with electrical hook-ups for $20. Additional spots available without hook-ups for $10.
Parking locations may vary so check with parking attendants before parking.
Pomerelle Mountain Resort
Pomerelle offers overnight RV and van camping as long as you’re self-contained.
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Powderhorn welcomes overnight campers. They only ask that on weekends you use the overflow parking lots.
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Overnight camping at Wolf Creek is the norm here and you’ll likely be joined by several others. Check in with the parking attendants to ask where they would like you to park. It’s free but no hook-ups.
Purgatory Resort doesn’t have an official overnight camping policy but I can assure you they are very welcome to it. Just pick a spot out of the way so you don’t interfere with the morning
The shot above was one of our finest powder days ever at Purgatory.
Overnight Ski Area Camping Needs Your Help
Let me know what resorts I’m missing, I know there are a ton. I especially need help in Utah as I have been kicked out from every place I’ve tried.
Drop a comment below and let us know.
Thanks and happy travels!