The United States offers a wide range of campervan destinations with breathtaking views and seasonal charm. The country’s renowned ski resorts are among the best places to go to for vacation and mobile home camping. You will surely appreciate the varying terrains, views, and features are unique to each location.
We have here a list of what we think are the top three ski resorts in USA based on their features and offerings.
(1) Telluride Ski Resort Colorado
If you’re looking for that ‘heaven on earth’ appeal, Telluride is the place to be. The ski resort is located in southwest Colorado where the state has borders with Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.
Visitors praise this destination for its paradise-like beauty and overall vibe. It has a rich mining history and the town has now transformed into one of the renowned travel destinations among holiday seekers. Telluride used to be a well-kept secret, but it has become a high-profile ski resort over time.
The ski area is 2,000 acres. It has an outstanding lift-serviced vertical drop of 3,845 feet. It is also known for its topnotch lift infrastructure. Two of its eighteen lifts are high-speed gondolas and there are seven high-speed squads as well.
Telluride has varying terrain – from gentle to expert slopes. However, it has gained notoriety for the more advanced terrains such as the above tree-line Revelation Bowl, Gold Hill Chutes, and other extreme slopes.
If you are visiting Telluride Ski Resort in a campervan, you can go to Alta Lakes or Matterhorn Campground since they provide RV camping facilities and accommodations.
(2) Snowmass Ski Resort and Village
The ski area of Snowmass Ski Resort and Village is quite huge and diverse. This is a family friendly ski resort with ski-in and ski-out lodging. Being a part of Aspen Snowmass, one lift ticket gives access to three neighbouring resorts namely Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk.
Snowmass Ski Resort and Village is the largest of the four Aspen Snowmass ski areas with 3,131 acres, and in Colorado it is the third largest ski resort. Its vertical descent is the longest in the US at 4,406 feet. The ski resort is mostly below the tree-line, but there are small patches of alpine terrain.
Snowmass Colorado caters to all levels of skiers. There are runs suited for families, smooth beginner slopes, and more groomed runs for intermediates. Advanced skiers love the gladed terrain and the numerous double black runs which can be very scary.
For campervan travellers, there are a few campsites that allow motor homes. However, many of them have limitations such as no electricity and water hook-ups, and the need to reserve the space ahead of time. You can check these campsites before heading to Snowmass: Lincoln Gulch, Weller, the Lost Man, Silver Queen, and Silver Bell.
(3) Alta Ski Resort, Utah
One of the oldest ski resorts in the US is the Alta Ski Resort in Utah. It was opened in 1939 and has preserved some of its traditions such as the ban of snowboarders. However, it has a friendly atmosphere and is an overall great ski resort for beginners and experts, and even for dare devil skiers!
Alta also has a closely knit community of regular guests and locals. Among the surprises in this ski resort is the number of older skiers. We can safely assume that these are thrill seekers who love adventure and challenge.
The Alta ski area measures 2,200 acres of terrain. It has 116 trails and numerous off-piste powder lines. It only has seven chair lifts, two of which are express quads. The lift-accessed terrain has an elevation of 8,530 feet to 10,550 feet, with a vertical drop of 2,020 feet.
The resort is quite pristine with just a little hint of roughness around the edges and it is known for its extremely challenging terrain with steeps and tree skiing. However, cruising slopes are also available for beginner and intermediate skiers with 25% green and 40% blue trails.
When going to Alta Ski Resort on a campervan, you have two best options to go to after a day’s thigh-burning ski session. The Albion Basin and Spruces Campgrounds provide great facilities for campers, as well as stunning views of the mountain resort and other natural wonders.
If you are an adventurous skier, any of these ski resorts is a must-see with your family or buddies. So why not combine the two things you love as an adventurer, namely skiing and camping in your motor home with RVRentalNetwork.com