Recently a fun, up-beat article about using a vintage Kit Kamper truck camper as a “mobile ski condo” appeared in The Inlander, a weekly newspaper out of Spokane, Wash.
RVing skier Nick Pontarolo wrote a humerous essay, ‘Parking-Lot Life: The ins and outs of RV skiing.’
Pontarolo lists four suggestions for taking your RV to the mountains:
1. Companionship: “Pick with discretion,” advises Pontarolo. “Remember that you’ll be sleeping in tight quarters, so be sure you’re the louder snorer or pack earplugs.”
2. Sustenance: “Skiing is a good-time sport boasting high calorie combustion, warranting an arduous regimen of beers intermixed with high-sodium, high-protein dehydrated meals.”
3. Warmth: At least a true “zero degree” sleeping bag.
4. Plan appropriately: “Look to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (noaa.gov). Watch for storms. Attempt to coordinate any such systems with hot springs, steep terrain and an endless supply of places to park your mobile vacation home.”
To read more about Pontarolo’s suggestions click here for the complete Inlander article
Photo: RV skiing at Schweitzer Mountain in northern Idaho. (Anne Pontarolo)