Winter Wanderlust: Hit the Road in Your Sprinter Van to These Top Snowy Destinations!

Are you a Sprinter van owner looking for exciting winter destinations to explore? Whether you're into skiing, snowboarding, or just cozying up by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa, there are plenty of places to visit between California and Oregon that will satisfy your winter wanderlust. Let's take a look at some must-visit spots for a memorable winter road trip.

1. Mount Shasta Ski Park, California:

Nestled in the shadow of the stunning Mount Shasta, this ski park is a winter wonderland for snow enthusiasts. With ample parking for your Sprinter van, you can easily access the slopes for a day of skiing or snowboarding. Afterward, relax in the comfort of your van while gazing at the starry night sky.

2. Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Oregon:

Just a short drive from the California-Oregon border, Mt. Ashland Ski Area offers excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Park your Sprinter van nearby, and enjoy the thrill of hitting the slopes. This cozy spot is perfect for a winter weekend getaway.

3. Mount Bachelor, Oregon:

Located in the heart of the Cascade Range, Mount Bachelor is a must-visit destination for winter sports enthusiasts. With your Sprinter van, you'll have the flexibility to explore this vast mountain and its surrounding beauty at your own pace.

4. Hoodoo Ski Area, Oregon:

Hoodoo Ski Area is a charming spot for those seeking a less crowded skiing experience. Drive your Sprinter van to this hidden gem and enjoy the picturesque views and excellent skiing conditions.

5. Willamette Pass Resort, Oregon:

If you're in the mood for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, Willamette Pass Resort is the place to be. Park your van nearby and embark on a winter adventure in the serene wilderness of Oregon.

6. Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Nevada (near California border):

For a change of scenery, consider heading to Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Nevada. It's just a stone's throw from the California border and offers a unique skiing experience. Your Sprinter van will be your cozy base camp for the trip.

7. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, California (near Nevada border):

This California gem near the Nevada border is a fantastic destination for both skiing and snowboarding. After a day on the slopes, retreat to your Sprinter van for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

8. Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, California:

Conclude your winter road trip at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort in California. Your Sprinter van will provide all the comfort you need to unwind and recharge after a day of snowy adventures.

9. Big Bear Lake Ski Resorts, California:

Don't forget to explore the ski resorts of Big Bear Lake. With Snow Summit and Bear Mountain in close proximity, you'll have access to a variety of winter activities. Your Sprinter van is the perfect home on wheels for your stay.

10.  Mammoth Lakes, California:
This may be number 10 on the list but it's number on in our heart here for us at The Van Mart. We took a company retreat to Mammoth Lakes last year and it did not disappoint. Whether your planning on hitting the slopes, sledding with your kids or hitting the local coffee shops there is plenty to do for all ages. For those not looking to spend the night in their campervan there are plenty of lodging options. P.S. If you are traveling from the south we recommend taking a pit stop at Alabama Hills, the landscape is breathtaking. Here is a picture below from our last trip: 
No matter which of these destinations you choose, traveling in your Sprinter van will add an extra layer of comfort and convenience to your winter adventures. Be sure to check the resorts' websites for current conditions and plan your trip accordingly. So, load up your gear, hit the road, and create unforgettable winter memories in your trusty Sprinter van.


#1 The Gondola Rack

This system creates a secure exterior storage solution for up to (x4) snowboards & (x2) pairs of skis w/ poles. Allowing your equipment to be stored on the exterior eliminates snow melt to pile up inside your camper!
Ski & snowboard rack for sprinter van

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#2 Thinsulate Insulation

3M Thinsulate (insulation) is a lightweight insulation that traps in heat while allowing moisture to escape. It is the same material that many Northface and Patagonia jackets are made from. This product is the gold standard for insulation & will make your van life experience that much better!

Camper van insulation


Link to learn more


#3 Window Covers

These Insulated window covers help trap in heat during the cold winter nights. They also block out 95% of UV rays allowing you to not be woken up by the early morning light.
Insulated window covers


A 4 in 1 insulated & water-resistant indoor/outdoor blanket for van life, camping, travel & home. Recycled ripstop on one side & luxurious CloudTouch™ fleece on the other.
Camper van blankets and bedding


Driving through ice packs & snow powder can be unpredictable. Having a skid plate to help protect your underbody could come in handy when traversing in tough terrain. 
Sprinter van skid plate

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If you have any other questions about this blog feel free to hit us up on the chat box or you can call us anytime Mon-Fri 9am-5pm PST (657) 227-8433

Hope to see you out on the road!

Safe & Happy Travels

-The Van Mart Team 

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