RVing in the Snow: Tips and Tricks

RVing in the snow opens the door to winter adventure. Indulge in the crisp fresh air, shimmering snowflakes, and quiet cozy winter evenings.  Chase the winter activities you desire with the comfort and convenience of an RV rental. Here are tips for a successful RV trip in the snow!

RV in the snow
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler

Before you Begin your Winter RV Adventure

  • Check the weather!! The weather can change quickly and it’s smart to be prepared.
  • Have a backup plan. Flexibility, when you are RVing in the snow, is a nice option. Spend an extra night at your favorite ski resort and travel on when the weather is looking better.
  • Check which campgrounds are open for winter camping. Find winter campgrounds here.
  • Read this article on pro tips for driving an RV in the snow.

What to Pack to RV in the Snow

  • RVing in the snow means pack warm clothes. But, make sure you bring extra clothing layers, gloves, and hats.
  • Pack extra snacks and water.
  • Shovel: you never know when a shovel will come in handy! A shovel will help dig you out if you get stuck. Also, you can dig yourself a nice flat area to park.
  • Boardgames and movies: if its too cold to go out and play, bring fun family activities to keep you entertained.
  • Snowshoes, ski’s, camera, and whatever winter activity gear you require for this adventure.
RV in Snow
Photo Credit: Camping-lovetoknow

 General Tips to RVing in the Snow

  • When parking your RV in the snow, place wooden blocks under the stabilizing jack to keep them from freezing and sticking.
  • Keep an eye on the propane tanks. Running out could lead to a chilly night.
  • Keep your gas tank full. This will prevent ice from forming in the gas tank. Also, it will give you peace of mind if you do hit a detour or need to take another route.
  • Watch for black ice, if you do slide, try to avoid the brakes and keep the RV pointed straight.

Tips to keep the RV Warm and Cozy!

  • Keep the snow shoveled off the roof.
  • Park in the sun, and naturally heat the RV. This will melt the snow off the roof and brighten your day of course!
  • Park the RV with protection from the wind, if this isn’t possible park the RV so the wind is hitting the front of the RV rather than the sides.
  • With our insulated RV’s and weatherproofing to -30C, running the furnace will keep everything warm. Including, water pipes and hoses.
Winter RV Northern LIghts
Photo Credit: reserveamerica

Skip the crowds and cut the cost with a winter RV trip. Enjoy serene winter landscapes, your favourite ski resorts, and quiet snowy mornings. Remember these tips and have a great adventure with your RV in the snow.

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The Ultimate Skiing and Sightseeing RV Adventure

Get your skis tuned up and camera packed for this epic RV adventure! Get ready to explore the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains! Pick up your RV in Calgary and embark on the perfect combination of scenic beauty and ski turns on this ultimate skiing and sightseeing adventure.

Banff National Park

Town of Banff:

Stroll the streets of this picture-perfect resort ski town and indulge in the many souvenir and boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes! Enjoy the vibrant ski town culture while taking postcard-worthy photos from the main strip.

Town of Banff
Photo Credit: Calgary Tourism

Sunshine Village Ski Resort:

With over 3300 acres of skiable terrain, from beginner to extreme big mountain Sunshine Village Ski Resort has something for everyone. With a high altitude, the snow is light and dry and on a bluebird day, you can see the sprawling white mountain peaks as far as the eye can see. Sunshine Village is a great destination for skiing and sightseeing.

Lake Louise Ski Resort
Photo Credit: Trip Advisor

Lake Louise Ski Resort:

Voted “Canada’s Best Ski Resort”, Lake Louise offers 4200 acres of world-class skiing terrain. With endless chutes, glades, gullies, bowls, gentle slopes you will see why it gets the title! Equally thrilling and beautiful, take in the aquamarine waters of Lake Louise far below as you carve your way down the mountain. Enjoy a hot beverage at the beautiful log chalet at the bottom and call it a day well spent.

Icefield Parkway
Photo Credit: inafarawayland.com

Icefield Parkway

From the warmth and comfort of your RV take in the Icefield Parkway, one of the most spectacular drives in the world! Get the camera ready to capture soaring peaked mountains, ancient glaciers, crystal clear rivers, and precariously perched mountain goats! Take it all in as you cruise this 232km double-lane highway winding along the Continental Divide.

Jasper

On your sightseeing trip enjoy this quiet laid back mountain town, rich in history with an authentic Rocky Mountain feel. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a small town while enjoying all the luxuries, dining, and shopping you desire.

Marmot Basin: With 7 chair lifts and 91 runs evenly divided for all skill levels, this mountain is fun for the whole family. This pristine resort has a local feel, quiet, with no lift lines for endless powder runs.

Drive your way through the jagged white peaks of the soaring Rocky Mountain in Alberta, Canada, as you take in the breathtaking scenery and world-class skiing on this ultimate skiing and sightseeing RV adventure.

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Visit Revelstoke BC

Travel the Power Highway

Rocky Mountain RV Destinations

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