: Hoodoo Ski Area

Winter Camping at Oregon Ski Areas

A selection of Oregon ski areas offer RV and camper parking right at the base of the slopes.
November 28, 2017 (Updated March 2, 2023)

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:

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 Wednesday through Sunday.

Mt. Hood Meadows overnight campers can look forward to fresh tracks and incredible alpine views. Meadows offers between 14–18 overnight RV spaces (depending on snow) in a designated area in the Sunrise lot for self-contained RVs (no hookups or facilities) available on a first come, first served basis. Visitors must obtain a permit 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 in the main lot—go for a chair ride and a hike, get some food and attend an event, and then watch the sunset on Mt. Hood.

Camper vans and RVs in a wintery parking lot.
Vanlife at Mt. Bachelor. (Photo courtesy Mt. Bachelor)

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. Mt. Bachelor also hosts the popular overnight camping event, RendezVan spring celebration-music festival-campout which debuted in spring of 2019. Mt. Bachelor is also offering summer RV/overnight camping.

Willamette Pass offers electrical hook-ups during the winter on a first come, first served basis for $20 (or $10 without hookups). Permits may be purchased in the lodge on the day of arrival, or the following morning if arrival is after operating hours. As of the 2023-24 season, the resort is now operating seven days a week.

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.


About The

Annie Fast
Annie Fast is a lifelong snowboarder and traveler. She was the editor of TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine and prior to that worked at the summer snowboard camps on Mt. Hood. Annie writes about outdoor adventures from her home in Bend.