Low temps. Short days. Winter is here, and that gives us a lot of reasons to be excited: holidays, time spent with loved ones, snowfall and adventuring! That’s right. Wintertime is a great time to go explore with your Road Chief.
Not only are campsites uncrowded and the landscapes picturesque, but because the Road Chief is the only true four-season RV, it goes with snow sports like hot chocolate goes with marshmallows. It’s easy to enjoy the cold season when you have all the comforts of this mobile retreat, replete with modern luxury and crafted with the finest attention to detail.
In honor of winter wandering, we’ve curated a list of five timeless locations for you to explore with your Road Chief.
Zion National Park, Utah
Camping at Watchman is a great summertime retreat. Luckily for us, it’s open year-round. It also has electrical hookups, so feel free to unwind with your Road Chief radiators and heated floors to keep you toasty each night! In the wintertime, they open up the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive to private vehicles, which means you can take your tow vehicle to marvel at stunning vistas and landmarks along a 54-mile stretch. No crowds, easy parking and trails that feel like they belong to only you. Yes please—any experience that mingles stunning natural beauty and total solitude is a rare and coveted experience indeed.
100 miles to the west of Denver is the legendary alpine village, Vail. Located in the heart of the Rockies, it’s one of the continent’s most renowned ski resorts. With over 5,000 acres of natural splendor, you’ll find winter activities of every kind, from snowshoeing and snowmobiling to sleigh rides and tubing. Vail also offers an incredible dining and shopping scene.
Be sure to check out 4 Eagle Ranch for space for your Road Chief. It’s only 25 minutes away from Vail. The Ranch in itself is a destination. They describe themselves as an “authentic Colorado experience,” with sleigh rides pulled by a team of Percheron draft horses.
Mount Baker Ski Area, Washington
Ready to conquer the North Cascades of Washington? Visit Mount Baker Ski Area for premium powder. It was one of the country’s first ski areas to permit snowboarding—meaning it holds a special significance in the hearts of snowboarders.
The fact that it receives some of the heaviest snowfall on the planet doesn’t hurt, either. This is a powder-first kind of place. The challenging terrain caters to advanced riders and there isn’t a lot of lodging in the area. No problem for those of us towing a Road Chief: camping is permitted at White Salmon and Heather Meadows.
Grand Targhee Resort, Wyoming
If you’re looking for some rustic Midwestern magic, Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming may be the place for you. It has all the snow-centric activities you’d expect—skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, etc.—as well as some you wouldn’t, like FatTire Biking and Avalanche Dog Demos. At the end of a long day of fun, chill out with great food and maybe even some live music at the world-famous Trap Bar and Grill.
Who knew paradise was snow-crusted? Snowshoeing through groves of Sequoias. Ice skating with a view of Half Dome. Sleigh rides through the forests. Free sledding and tubing. Many trails that don’t follow the valley walls are still open, too. During this time of year, Yosemite becomes a snow-dusted wonderland. Our owners recommend setting up your Road Chief in Upper Pines. Be sure to bring chains for your Road Chief!
Adventures aren’t just for the warm seasons. They can be enjoyed all year long, especially when you have a Bowlus Road Chief®. The Road Chief’s heated floors, off grid capabilities and incredible agility let you explore our country’s intensely beautiful winterscapes in total luxury. Discover a new world of adventure when you open yourself up to the possibilities of wintertime wonder.
Enjoy the snow,