I am hoping to find a job working at a ski/snowboard area in the US this winter while living out of my fully converted short bus.
I am looking for any suggestions of locations, ski areas, or just general winter camping spots that are accessible to living long-term nomadically. Preferably in the mid-west area, but I am open to options.
I will have a furnace and am not afraid to go somewhere cold for some good snow
Anywhere with snow will be cold…
I’d just google “ski resort jobs”.
haha! you are probably correct…I have done my fair share of googling ski are jobs, thanks!
I am looking specifically for somewhere with a recommended friendly van-dwelling quarters, or long term parking area.
Most seem to report that resort parking lot camping is prohibited.
This isn’t long-term, but somewhat of an option that got my attention. There’s a parking lot in the Taos Ski Valley that allows week-long parking for those in RV’s and vans. I’m not sure of the rules for how long you can stay there, boondock elsewhere and then come back. I also am not sure of accommodations they would make for someone working at TSV, but it might be worth it to look into.
Taos is an incredible area and I love the Sangre de Cristo mountains! (I’m a nordic skiier contemplating snowboarding, but I came to Taos Ski Valley for the hiking this summer). Hoping things come together for you very smoothly!
Hey thanks so much for this insight Jen!!
It’s ironic you suggested this because I have been doing quite a bit of research on Taos myself in the last few weeks! Seems like a really beautiful location as well as community to be a part of, and what a gift to have a Rv/Van-life parking lot available
Appreciate the well wishes. Hope you get the chance to explore the area once more (maybe even by snowboard hehe) as well!
You’re very welcome, Erin! I spent a week in that ski valley doing hiking and exploring and it’s a dream. I felt so at home. And I agree, it is a beautiful community! The locals are very kind and soulful, which is exactly what I want (am really torn between the Taos Valley and parts of Colorado, where I am buying a van RIGHT NOW! ).