Spend a day skiing, snowboarding or tubing and then gather your ski party for a friendly meal in the comfort of an RV. Doesn’t that sound more inviting than fighting for space in an overbooked condo? The ski resorts of America’s Southwest are gearing up for a great season, so use this handy list to find outstanding RV camping near Southwest ski resorts.
New Mexico RV and Ski Destinations
The New Mexico Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds has done all those who love to both ski and camp a favor. They’ve created a detailed directory of the year-round RV campgrounds closest to New Mexico ski lodges. Their contribution makes it easier for anyone to plan an RV camp and ski trip to the Land of Enchantment.
This helpful website lists seven of the most popular New Mexico ski areas. From Angel Fire to Taos, skiers watch the snow reports each winter and the ski lodges fill up fast. Fortunately, anyone with an RV can find a campsite close to the slopes and have a comfortable place to relax at the end of the day.
Here are just a few of the featured ski slopes and RV campgrounds in this well-researched RV and ski directory:
- Sandia Ski Area and Enchanted Trails RV Park (on Route 66) in Albuquerque
- Ski Cloudcroft and Rio Penasco RV Camp (Mayhill)
- Taos Ski Valley and Taos Valley RV Park
Arizona RV Camp and Ski Destinations
Arizona’s ski resorts can also be fine winter destinations for RV campers. Arizona Snowbowl in the San Francisco Peaks above Flagstaff, for example, can easily be enjoyed while camping at Kit Carson RV Park. This very popular ski resort offers 32 trails for skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels.
If you’re looking for a smaller, family-owned resort, visit Elk Ridge Ski and Outdoor Recreation Area near Williams, AZ. The kids can play on the tubing hill and skiers can take advantage of ski and snowboarding trails. Camp nearby at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, open year-round in Williams.
Sunrise Park Resort near the Arizona/New Mexico border is another highly-recommended RV camp and ski destination. Both a small on-site campground and a larger campground across the road feature dry camping facilities a short walk from the slopes. This White Mountain resort on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation boasts a well-designed snowboard park as well as ski runs, snowmobiling trails and cross-country ski areas.
One more Arizona RV camp and ski destination worth adding to your itinerary is Mount Lemmon Ski Valley north of Tucson in southern Arizona. Ski nine-thousand-foot Mount Lemmon and enjoy a spectacular view of the Santa Catalinas, and then camp in the beauty of Coronado National Forest. Molino Basin Campground is only open from November to April, to accommodate winter sports enthusiasts.
Winter RV camping enthusiasts should definitely add Southwest camp and ski destinations to their cold weather itineraries. Consider a trip southwest to the ski resorts of New Mexico and Arizona, and take advantage of local RV campgrounds when you go. It’s going to be a great ski season for RV campers!