While slopeside lodging isn’t the norm at all Oregon ski areas, there is a fun affordable ski-in ski-out alternative in the form of RV and camper parking right at the base of the slopes. This service is offered by many ski areas across Oregon. Amenities can range from simply a designated parking area to full hookups and dedicated 24-hour facilities. The benefits are consistently plentiful including affordable slopeside lodging, easy first tracks, and the après ski camaraderie among fellow campers. Be sure to purchase an Oregon Sno-Park permit in advance.
Whether deep winter, the warmer days of spring, or even in the summertime, anytime is a great time to try out ski camping. Use this guide for a memorable ski weekend or a great road trip linking up ski areas along the way.
Ski Areas Offering Overnight Camping:
Mt. Hood Meadows overnight campers can look forward to fresh tracks and incredible alpine views. Meadows offers 14 overnight RV spaces in a designated area in the main lot for self-contained RVs (no hookups or facilities) available on a first come, first served basis. Visitors must obtain a permit must be obtained from the Mt. Hood Meadows Parking Department in the main lot upon arrival. A maximum three consecutive night stay is allowed within any five night period.
The resort also offers reservation-only overnight camping on weekends during the summer months—go for a chair ride and a hike, get some food and attend an event, and then watch the sunset on Mt. Hood.
Hoodoo Ski Area offers 32 RV sites with electrical hookups, plus 24-hour facilities including restrooms and showers. Hoodoo accepts reservations for the hookup sites and also offers pricing for non-hookup sites. The resort is open for skiing and snowboarding Thursday through Monday.
Mt. Bachelor offers overnight RV parking in the West Village lot with 24-hour facilities including showers available. The resort offers both powered and non-powered spots. All RV parking must be reserved and paid online or at a ticket office (during open hours only). The resort is also offering summer RV/overnight camping. Mt. Bachelor also hosts the popular overnight camping event, RendezVan, which debuted in spring of 2019.
Willamette Pass offers electrical hook-ups for the first ten RVs each day during the winter only on a first come, first served basis for $20 (or $10 without hookups). The resort operates Wednesday through Sunday.
Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort offers RV parking with outlets in the lower lot on a first come, first served basis. Facilities include restrooms. The resort is open Thursday through Sunday. Camping is also available in the summertime at Anthony Lakes Campground.