Ultimate Guide to Motorhome Skiing in The Portes du Soleil
We departed for our first ever motorhome skiing trip without any plan further than Dunkirk, and even that didn’t pan out as we were re-routed to Calais in bad weather.
Do I Need To Take a Generator on a Motorhome or Campervan Skiing Trip?
For our first season in the mountains and to our surprise, our motorhome didn’t come equipped with any solar panels so with only a few weeks to go before departure, and a lot going on in preparation for leaving, we hastily investigated whether we’d need a generator for our motorhome skiing trip.
What Is a Winterised Motorhome?
This is a topic that caused us a lot of confusion when we were looking for a suitable campervan for our motorhome skiing trips. We invested a lot of time in researching this and found some interesting and valuable information.
How to Go Motorhome Skiing in Montgenèvre, France
When we began planning our first motorhome ski adventure, every forum we came across mentioned Montgenèvre. We put it on the to-do list and when we arrive, weren’t disappointed to discover a fantastic aire and everything we needed close by.
How Can You Get Discounts For Winter Camping?
Having quit our jobs, when we were first planning our motorhome ski season we were committed to keeping the costs down as low as possible and we quickly realised the best way to do this was by keeping our camping costs to a minimum.
Can I Take my Motorhome Skiing in Switzerland?
When we were planning our route around Europe we wanted to cover as many ski areas as possible and obviously, Switzerland was high on the priority list. When we started to do some research we found that there are a lot of things you need to consider before you go.
Which French Ski Resorts are Still Open at Easter?
When we were looking to plan our ski trips for this season, we quickly realised that Easter is late again this year and some ski resorts are closing earlier than they have in recent years.
French School Holidays 2019/20
If you’re going on a motorhome ski trip, there are a lot of reasons you should consider avoiding the French school holidays if you can.
SNOWPASS EUROPEAN SKI PASS – IS IT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
Snowpass is the Oyster card of the ski-world – ish. Accepted as a mode of payment for ski lift systems across Europe. The ski world’s answer to the Interrail pass and the National Trust Membership.
MOTORHOME WIFI VS THE WINTER
Search Google – you’ll find a lot of reviews and user guides to various motorhome wifi products and solutions to getting internet reception on the road.
RENTING A MOTORHOME FOR YOUR WINTER TRAVELS
What, where, when, why and how to rent a motorhome for your ski trip
DO I NEED WINTER TYRES?
The answer to the question ‘do I need winter tyres?’ is yes, you do need winter tyres and if you opt out then you’re a bit of a wally.
WHY CHOOSING A VAN FOR MOTORHOME SKIING IS DIFFICULT
We’re a bit niche and nobody in the motorhome industry really knows anything about our needs.
ARE LPG REFILLABLE GAS BOTTLES WORTH IT?
If you’re hoofing it to the Alps in your motorhome, you should consider LPG refillables – here’s why.
MOTORHOME SKIING IN CHAMONIX
Can you take your motorhome skiing in Chamonix? Yes is the answer and there are lots of options open to you from campsites with facilities to aires with none.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MOTORHOME SKI?
This is the long awaited ‘how much cash did you splash?’ blog. An average of €45/each/day… so how did we do that when a week in Les Arcs will cost you €1000?
Which is Best for Motorhome Skiing – Aires or Campsites?
Aires of campsites? Which is for you? Here are a few things about both to help you decide.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL BY FERRY
Why you should travel by ferry
3 WAYS TO MOTORHOME SKI
A) Don’t try British sarcasm on the Gendarme; B) don’t try to dry your hair, roast a chicken and charge a drill all at the same time on a three day drained leisure battery; and the classic, C) never eat yellow snow.
YOU’RE NOT AN ICE ROAD TRUCKER AND YOU DO NEED WINTER TYRES
We’ll be frank, we weren’t 100% sure that you do need winter tyres or that they were necessary for this trip.
Guaranteed snow every ski holiday
Feeling disgruntled about the snow-lotto you play when booking your precious week in the mountains? Fancy spending some time touring the alps? Perfectly happy with negotiating a few switch-backs and stomach-lurching cliff edge roads for guaranteed snow?
“IF IT’S GOT TYRES OR TESTICLES, IT’S GOING TO GIVE YOU TROUBLE”
Winter tyres are essential for motorhome skiing trips regardless of the law.
Top 5 Road Trip Planning Resources
Here are the top 5 road trip planning resources we got our paws on before we started to put together our winter 2017/18 road trip to the Alps. In no particular order…
We’re Hannah and James – and in 2017 we thought we invented motorhome skiing. Little did we know that there was a world of snowmads out there and we were late to the party!
As complete beginners to winter camping we struggled to find up to date information help us find places to stay and teach us all the things we needed to know to make a success of a motorhome skiing trip so we decided to start collecting that information. Winterised.com which is now the biggest motorhome skiing and boarding resource and is growing rapidly.