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 or the warmer days of spring, 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:
Get fresh tracks and incredible alpine views at Mt. Hood Meadows, which offers 14 overnight RV spaces in the main lot for self-contained RVs (no hookups or facilities) available on a first come, first served basis.
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.
Willamette Pass offers electrical hook-ups for the first ten RVs each day on a first come, first served basis for $10. The resort operates Thursday through Sunday with a seven night maximum stay.