How to Plan the Perfect Colorado Ski Trip in an RV

When the winter months approach, numerous individuals choose to cover their RVs, inadvertently missing out on some exceptional experiences. Don’t allow the chilly weather to deter you from enjoying RVing this winter season. For enthusiasts of skiing, the exorbitant costs of hotels and mountain cabins during this time in sought-after ski destinations like Colorado are well known. Nevertheless, RVing makes Colorado a cost-effective option for embarking on an extraordinary ski trip this year!

In fact, we’ve got a way for your to plan a perfect trip and a great place for you to stay along the way with Outdoorsy Bayfield.

Here’s how to plan that trip.

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Step One: Choose Your Location

The first step to planning any RV road trip or getaway is to select your location. Colorado has a plethora of resort towns, so if you don’t already have a favorite, do a little research to find which one best suits your travel and ski style.

Durango/Bayfield, Colorado, is known all over the world as being one of the best ski areas in the United States. It’s absolutely beautiful, too! Even better, these Colorado mountain towns have a year-round RV park close to the slopes.

Purgatory Resort is one of the best ski areas in the country. The location is unbeatable and the amenities are everything you’ll need for your visit.

Step Two: Find Your RV Rental for Colorado

There are two options for finding your RV rental: find an RV near your destination or find an RV near you. If you find an RV near you, you will have to tow it or drive it to your destination. For those who fly in or would prefer to not tote an RV across the country, you can have one delivered and set up for you at Outdoorsy Bayfield. Luckily, when it comes to finding an RV rental, Colorado has plenty of options! You’ll find ones that have cold weather in mind and will be warm and cozy when you come back from the slopes.

Types of RVs

Not sure what type of RV is right for you? Here are the main types of RVs:

What RV you decide on comes down to your particular needs and how many people will be traveling with you.

Winter Ready RVs

The important thing to keep in mind is that the RV that you choose will be your home for a few days in cold conditions. You want it to be able to adequately protect you against the elements.

Outdoorsy makes it easy to find RVs ready for the cold. Under “Amenities” on an RV’s listing, you’ll be able to see if the RV you’re looking at has a heater, indoor shower, and more.

Delivery for RV Rentals in Colorado

RV owners in Colorado realize that renters may not be comfortable driving RVs on mountain passes or through inclement winter weather. This is why many offer RV delivery within a certain radius free of charge or for a small additional fee. With RV delivery, the owner will bring your rig out to the campsite for you and help set it up. Talk about easy!

To see if an owner offers delivery, check out the listing page. You can also filter your search results by delivery options.

Step Three: Plan Your Colorado Activities

Colorado has great winter activities like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and sledding— but there’s so much more to the state! If you love nature, Colorado is home to several national parks: Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Cities like Denver serve as a hub for adventure, and lovable small towns cover the state.

In Bayfield, be sure to check out the great shopping and dining along charming Main Street. You can even walk to town right from our RV park – a rare thing for campgrounds!

Bistro in Bayfield Colorado

Pack Your Bags and Hit the Road

Do you hear that? It’s the mountains calling. A ski trip to Colorado doesn’t have to be an out-of-budget dream when you’re traveling via RV. See what rig fits your needs and book a trip today!