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#1 melcooke

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 03:54 AM

Please share information you have related to truck camping in ski resort parking lots or spots very near them.

 

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#2 melcooke

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 04:03 AM

49 Degrees North

north central Washington state

6 spots with electric hookup, many many spots with no hookup

restrooms open 24/7

$20/night with electric, $10 without

You can only stay on nights the resort is open


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Posted 24 September 2020 - 04:09 AM

Apex Resort

near Penticton, BC

Free camping in upper parking lot

No facilities

There is an RV park just outside the lower parking lot $45/night with showers, electric, bathroom etc. but have never stayed there.


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#4 Wallowa

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 03:03 PM

Good thread...appreciated...but would like to add info concerning the possibility of reserving a spot with electrical hookup for the Hawk before we commit to the drive....we either drain the water or have electrical to save the plumbing while skiing...

 

Thanks...Phil


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Posted 05 October 2020 - 06:18 PM

Bluewood

 

We've not skied here before but it is on my list this year. Southeast WA state.

 

No electric

No water

No charge, they just ask that you check in and register your vehicle.

No reservations


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#6 Wallowa

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 06:33 PM

No charge for parking there but a lift/area use charge?


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#7 Kolockum

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 10:38 PM

Sweet!

 

Summit at Snoqualmie - multiple onsite camping options

Washington State - I90 just east of Seattle

 

Lot 3 at Alpental Base Area - best atmosphere as you are surrounded by other die hard skiers

- 24 Hour bathrooms near by

- No power

- $15 a night or 20 for two (If I remember right)

 

Patrol lot at Summit Central

- No facilities 

- No power

- $15 a night or 20 for two (If I remember right)


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:24 AM

Here are a few links for some ski-camping adventures

 

Hope to see some of you out there this season!  Looking at getting an Indy pass and exploring more independent resorts this year

 

https://archive.curb...mping-overnight

 

https://unofficialne...amping-resorts/

 

 

Hacks for Ski-Area Parking Lot Camping from Outside Magazine

https://www.outsideo...ski-parking-lot


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#9 Kolockum

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 05:26 PM

Looking at getting an Indy pass and exploring more independent resorts this year

 

 

We got one last year and absolutely loved it so we got it again. Highly recommend it.

 

One thing I will add having worked with snow removal at ski resorts and surrounding areas; is try to only camp in designated places or be ready to move in the middle of the night when asked. Obviously when it is snowing, equipment will be out working, but most people don't understand how much work goes on when it is not snowing. Snow banks need to get blown back, parking lots graded, drainage/push holes cleared, etc. 


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#10 Wallowa

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:23 PM

We got one last year and absolutely loved it so we got it again. Highly recommend it.

 

One thing I will add having worked with snow removal at ski resorts and surrounding areas; is try to only camp in designated places or be ready to move in the middle of the night when asked. Obviously when it is snowing, equipment will be out working, but most people don't understand how much work goes on when it is not snowing. Snow banks need to get blown back, parking lots graded, drainage/push holes cleared, etc. 

 

 

Reviewed this and I also will be buying the "Indy Pass"...

 

Question...I have only been in backcountry here in NE Oregon where I live...can you folks recommend in order of best to least favorite areas to ski using the Indy Pass?  Yes, I downhill as well as skin up!  Prefer electrical for my FWC but can go without...most important is a challenging hill and least number of people!  Thanks for any recommended areas on the Indy Pass list.

 

Phil


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