Ahhh waking up to fresh powder. Outside your door. Of your RV. Ski in, ski out. Ski resorts with RV hookups exist!

Here are 11 ski resorts in California, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington that allow you to camp in their parking lot overnight.

While there are other ski resorts that let you overnight there for a few days without any hookups for your RV, these ski resorts provide you with electrical hookups, and some even provide bathrooms and TV connections.

Not that you’ll need the TV connections, as you’ll be too busy reminiscing about your day on the slopes.

You’ll have the added benefit of even waking up to the sound of avalanche explosives in the morning as the ski resort prepares the slopes for it skiers and snowboarders.

And you can probably be first in line for the lift.

These ski resorts do not provide a water source or dump station for your RV, so campers need to fill their water tank before they arrive and plan to dump their holding tanks after their visit.

Here are the ski resorts that have electrical hookups for RV’ers.

Each of these has details about their RV facilities on their website. A link to each is provided below.

If you know of others to add to this list, please add a comment and we’ll add them to the list.


China Peak Mountain Resort, California

China Peak Mountain Resort
China Peak Mountain Resort (Credit: China Peak Mountain Resort)

The China Peak Mountain Resort is located about 65 miles northeast of Fresno in California. The ski resort has 45 runs across 1,400 acres. The area receives about 300 inches of snowfall each year.

The resort offers 16 sites for RV parking, all with 20 amp electrical hookups and a TV cable hookup.  (RVs that use a 30 amp connection will need to use a converter for the 20 amp connection.)

A bathroom for RV guests is provided. The sites cost $49 per night on regular days, but increases to $59 per night on holidays. There’s a two-night minimum stay on weekends and three-night minimum stay over holidays. Reservations are required and can only be made by phone.

New Hampshire

Gunstock Mountain Resort

Gunstock Mountain Resort
Gunstock Mountain Resort (Credit: Gunstock Mountain Resort)

The Gunstock Mountain Resort in New Hampshire is located about 90 miles from Boston and features 227 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain. It also has 55 trails and New Hampshire’s largest tubing run. It typically receives about 120 inches of snowfall each year.

The resort has a campground with space for RVs. The RV sites include 30 or 50 amp electrical hookups with access to bathhouses that have free hot showers and laundry facilities. The midweek cost is $44 and $47 per site on the weekends. Reservations can be made online.

New Mexico

Sipapu Ski Resort

Sipapu Ski Resort
Sipapu Ski Resort (Credit: Sipapu Ski Resort)

Sipapu Ski Resort is located in Taos, New Mexico about  two hours north of Albuquerque and is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season. The resort has 44 trails and 6 lifts on 200 acres. The area receives about 190 inches of snowfall each year.

The resort operates a campground for RVs that is open in the summer and winter months. It has space for up to 14 RVs with electrical hookups in the winter. The cost is $38 per night. Reservations can be made online.

North Carolina

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain
Appalachian Ski Mountain (Credit: @_benmillsaps)

Appalachian Ski Mountain in North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has nine slopes and five lifts on 27 acres. The area averages 50 inches of snowfall each year.

The resort has space for six RVs in its parking lot. Each RV space has a 30 amp electrical hookup and vehicles of any size can be accommodated. The cost is $20 per night per site. Reservations can be made by calling the resort.


Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, Oregon

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort
Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort (Credit: Paul Clark/Black&Red Photography)

The Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is located in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Oregon. It is open Thursday through Sunday each week in the ski season. Skiers and snowboaders can enjoy 1,100 acres of outdoor recreation fun. The resort averages 300 inches of snowfall each year.

The ski resort has 13 RV parking spots that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are eight spots with 30 amp outlets and five spots with 15 amp outlets. The resort also provides an outhouse for those without bathrooms in their RV.

The cost is $20 for a parking spot with electrical hookups or $10 for a parking spot without electrical hookups. Campers can stay up to 13 consecutive days and they may be asked to move periodically for snow removal. RVs over 22 feet in length require prior approval from the resort.

Hoodoo Ski Area, Oregon

Hoodoo Ski & Recreation
Hoodoo Ski Area (Credit: Hoodoo Ski & Recreation)

The Hoodoo Ski Area is the oldest ski area as it was founded in 1938. It is located in the Central Cascades in the Willamette National Forest about 130 miles southeast of Portland. It offers more than 800 acres with 34 runs, five lifts, and one of the largest tubing parks in the West.

The resort has 32 RV sites with electrical hookups and 24-hour facilities seven days a week, including bathrooms with pay showers. Reservations may be made by phoning ahead, which is a good idea since the RV spaces fill up quickly on the weekends. There are also additional spaces for RVs without hookups.

A variety of RV site sizes are available, starting at $30 per night for a regular site up to $45 per night for a large site. Visitors can even purchase a full season RV pass for $500, which entitles you to an RV spot anytime during the winter season for up to 7 days at a time. Monthly passes are also available for $400 per month for RVs.

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Mt Bachelor RVs snowed in
Snowed in RV at Mt Bachelor (Credit: Mt Bachelor)

Mt Bachelor is located 22 miles outside of Bend, Oregon in the Deschutes National Forest. It has a total of 101 runs in over 4,300 acres and has the highest ski-able elevation in Oregon and Washington. It averages 462 inches of snow per year and typically has a long ski season.

The ski resort has electrical hookups available for RVs for $50 per night in the regular season and $70 per night during holidays and other peak dates. They are working on an online reservation system, but for the time being, it is a first-come, first serve system. There is also an overflow parking lot without hookups. Pay showers are available as are restroom facilities during regular hours.

Willamette Pass Resort, Oregon

Willamette Pass Ski Resort
Willamette Pass Resort (Source: Willamette Pass Resort)

Willamette Pass Resort has 29 trails on over 550 acres in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. They average 430 inches of snowfall each year. They have electrical hookups for up to 10 RVs, which is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There’s also overflow parking without hookups for RVs.

Visitors can stay up to seven days in holidays, but will need to vacate the spaces when the ski resort closes, which is usually Monday through Wednesday. With electrical hookups, the cost is $20 per night; without electrical hookups it’s $10 per night.


49 Degrees North Ski Resort, Washington

49 Degrees North Mountain Resort
49 Degrees North Mountain Resort (Credit: 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort)

49 Degrees North Ski Resort in Washington has 2,325 acres with 89 ski runs serviced by five lifts. Annually, it receives over 300 inches of snow on average.

The resort has 30 amp electrical hookups for six RVs, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are not accepted. The cost is $18 per night for RVs with electrical connections, or $8 per night for RVs not requiring electrical hookups.

Crystal Mountain Resort, Washington

Crystal Mountain RV Lot
Crystal Mountain RV Lot (Credit: Crystal Mountain)

The Crystal Mountain ski resort is the largest ski resort in the state of Washington, with a total of 2,600 acres and 57 named runs in the Cascade Mountains. It averages 486 inches of fresh powder each year. Their RV lot provides space for 65 RVs, all with electrical hookups.

Of these 65 spaces, 32 sites have 50/30 amp electrical hookups and 33 sites have 30 amp electrical hookups.  Reservations are accepted online for busy holiday weekends. Otherwise it’s first-come, first-serve. Fees are $40 per night. Busy holidays tend to sell out, so plan early.

Stevens Pass Ski Resort, Washington

Stevens Pass Skyline Express
Stevens Pass Skyline Express (Credit: Stevens Pass)

The Stevens Pass Ski Resort in Washington is located in the Cascade Mountains, about 90 miles from Seattle. It averages 460 inches of snow each year across 1,125 acres. They provide space for 57 RVs to stay overnight every night through the season, except for Tuesday nights when they conduct snow removal in the parking lot.

Stevens Pass has 27 40-foot RV spaces and 33 30-foot RV spaces available. They provide 30 amp hookups only, but have 50 amp adapters available to rent if needed for your RV. You can register a space through their online reservation system. Fees are $40 per night.

Other RV Camping Options

If one of these ski resorts doesn’t work for you, there are others that are located in areas with established RV parks and campgrounds that cater to skiers. These can often be found within about 10 miles of the ski resorts. Some even provide shuttles.

Another option for die-hard skiers and snowboarders is to boondock in nearby national forests. Some overland or adventure vehicles are equipped for dispersed camping in snowy conditions without any connections.

Since ski resorts are commonly located in US National Forests, dispersed camping may be a viable option if your RV is suitably equipped for cold weather and snow. (See this how to find legal dispersed camping locations in the National Forests.)

And if you’d prefer not to ski on the slopes, check out options for cross-country skiing, such as the beautiful West Fork Nordic Ski Trail near the Wolf Creek Ski Area in SW Colorado.

If you know of other ski resorts in the USA that have hookups for people in RVs, please add a comment and we’ll add them to the list.