There's a certain strain of ski bum, rooted in the Pacific Northwest, for whom the peak of dedication is sleeping in their van in a parking lot at the base of the mountain. It might sometimes be cold or cramped, but camaraderie and the promise of first tracks are powerful motivators. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
While skiing overall has seen a shift upmarket toward pricey slope-side lodging and more luxurious vacation homes, the overnight parking lot warriors aren't extinct yet. In fact, an uptick in camper vans and full-time RVers have made winter camping even more popular. If previous generations of snowbirds sought to escape the snow, today’s #VanLife campers seek it out.
For anyone who loves waking up mere feet from the lifts, Curbed has put together a map of 27 ski resorts that offer overnight parking. Note: Spots are ordered from north to south.
Know of resorts we can add to this list? Send us an email or leave a note in the comments. We're looking for parking lots owned by the resorts themselves and where there's a clear policy allowing RVs and overnight parking.Read More