The Ultimate Guide to A Motorhome and Campervan Ski Holiday
Posted on 18/10/2018 by Tom
When most people first hear the words “ski holiday” they think cost and limited availability.
While Spaceships can’t do much to help with the price of Skis and equipment, those are peanuts when compared to the price of your inflated accommodation prices and even your plane tickets – if you’re lucky enough to not find your preferred destination not booked out already.
You will quickly find that ski holiday prices start to snowball when you add in a £1000+ chalet and £800 worth of flights with extra baggage for your gear.
There must be a better way…and there is
What if we said there was a way to not only save your budget but also take away a lot of the stresses of a ski holiday?
If you’re anything like us, you want to be able to take advantage of being able to follow the fresh powder on the best slopes and not be tied down to one resort or ski domain on your trip away.
Ever wanted to stay right by the ski lift, but the closest accommodation is either sold out or over budget? Want to at the first lift in the morning cutting up the fresh powder?
Imagine being able to stay in the heart of the action and what’s more, being able to follow that action from slope to slope, wherever that may be.
No more waiting for planes and trains, lugging all your equipment around and paying for extra bags. No more hassle organising overpriced transfers or having to make “up to the minute plans”. Travel your way, when you want, how you want and ski where you want.
We have all heard of freedom camping, well this is freedom skiing!
Your Spaceships Motorhome awaits
Spaceships offer a range of motorhomes available from just £49 per day. Perfect for couples, friends, families or groups of up to 7 people, which means Ski holidays have never been cheaper! Imagine that…7 lucky people staying meters away from the chairlift for less than £10 per day, per person.
Crazy, but true.
With an oven, gas hobs, central heating, fridge, freezer, toilet, shower and even Satellite TV, you have all the comforts of home on your ski holiday when touring in a Spaceships Motorhome.
Our motorhomes feature great sized beds and massive amounts of storage, so no worries about having too much gear. They even have lockers to store your skis, boards and supplies in making them perfect for a weekend away or much longer trips.
Where to stay and ski
Because of the distances involved, France tends to be the place that most skiers take a motorhome to on a trip from the UK. France’s laws allow for overnight parking in most locations and there are also purpose-built “Ski Aires” at most ski fields – how convenient is that!
Many places (Like Morzine) have car parks just meters away from the lifts that you can stay in, but in other areas, the Ski Aires are on site. These cost around £10 a night and normally come complete with a water supply, wastewater and toilet emptying facilities and some even have electric hookups (not to worry if they don’t as our motorhomes have leisure batteries and a large LPG tank to keep you going).
Some of the best Ski Areas around include those at Les Gets, La Rosière, Super Dévoluy, Valloire and Les Menuires, but as they say, these are just the tip of the iceberg as far as where your next adventure could take you.
Wanting a Campsite with a little more luxury?
There are some lovely alpine campsites that offer a prime location to ski fields and have all the facilities on site like bars and restaurants and more expansive bathroom facilities – some even have Jacuzzis!
Great options include;
- Huttopia Bourg-St-Maurice (M15), set in the heart of Les Arcs and on the doorstep of La Plagne
- Le Champ du Moulin (M03), a peaceful site set in the alpine heaven of Vénosc with over 200km of ski slopes nearby
- L'Escale (M07), Tucked away in picturesque snow-capped mountains, this site is conveniently located to Annecy, Geneva and Chamonix
These campsites have great facilities and even have saunas for you to relax and unwind in after a day on the slopes. Most also have a great range of winter sports on-site like ice skating and tobogganing.
Super Budget Conscious? Why not take a Campervan
Our range of campervans provides an even cheaper option for your next ski adventure with the DELTA and VOYAGER being best suited for the winter conditions. These have a mains power hook up and normal house plugs meaning you can plug into the power at the campsites and run a heater inside the vans.
They have 2 gas cookers that work just like gas hobs as well as a fridge/freezer and side awning. Campsites with facilities and a mains power hook up means that the voyager would be a comfy place to call home on a ski trip.
- The Voyager campervan sleeps 4 and can be hired from just £29 per day
- The Delta sleeps 2 and can be hired from just £25 per day
Spaceships - The One Stop Shop
Spaceships are on hand to offer a bespoke trip planning service in case you want to tie in a fantastic road trip along with your next ski holiday or if you have any questions about our range of vehicles prior to booking.
Contact Spaceships today to book in your next out of this world trip away, whether it be a ski holiday this Winter, a surf safari next summer or any and everything in between. They have something for everyone, all seasons and all adventures.
Posted by Tom Lanauze
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