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  1. #1
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    Resorts that allow parking lot camping?

    After having a less than enjoyable experience getting woken up by Squaw security a few years ago at 1 am and being told to move I'm wondering what resorts allow/don't allow parking lot camping. I'm just talking about crashing in the back of my pickup for a night or two storm chasing, not erecting a small Everest-esque base camp.

    Washington

    Alpental - Allowed
    Stevens - Allowed
    White Pass - Allowed
    Baker -?
    Crystal?

    Tahoe

    Squaw - not so freindly
    Kirkwood - Allowed
    Alpine Meadows - Allowed, although I did wake up to the parking lot attendants getting ready to move my truck for me because I didn't park facing the right direction...

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    you can park overnight at A-basin in the mini-lot on the side of the road near the CDOT shed, and there are always RVs in last chance lot...

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    Crystal does in the lower lot (C) but they charge for hook ups.
    Alpental is now charging due to lot 3 stoopidity.
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    Baker allows. Designated areas.
    Living vicariously through myself.

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    On my summit trip I slept in the Squaw lot with out any problems, other than it being the shittiest bright lot in the world. Kirkwood follow the instructions and you're good. I slept at Snowbasin as well with out any problems and it was nice and dark.
    Move along nothing to see here.

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    Anyone know if Wolf Creek, CO is cool with camping overnight? Damn, im starting to twitch.

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    I think Taos was 14 days?

    Tresckow?? can I get a little help here....either way it was either 7 days or 14, and there was people who would have like satellite tv and stuff set up in the back of their trucks running generators out there.

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    Bachelor allows.
    Hoodoo charges, but you can camp in the Ray-Benson sno-park 1/4 mile away for the price of a sno park pass.
    Will Pass is a sno park as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z
    Anyone know if Wolf Creek, CO is cool with camping overnight? Damn, im starting to twitch.
    Absolutely...I've stayed slopeside there a few times. I think you may need to sleep in the lower lot, then move to the spot right next to the ticket window early in the AM.

    If there's alot of snow, don't be surprised to be buzzed by a front-end loader at 4am.

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    Covered parking deck in the Mountain Village at Two-Hell-U-Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerjay
    Absolutely...I've stayed slopeside there a few times. I think you may need to sleep in the lower lot, then move to the spot right next to the ticket window early in the AM.

    If there's alot of snow, don't be surprised to be buzzed by a front-end loader at 4am.
    At wolf creek they even give you a wake up call, someone knocks on your car to move it, or at least they did when I went down there last winter. That place is a blast, may not have any substaned vertical but it gets dumped on all the time. Leave the front range by like ten get to wolf creek sleep a few hours and ski your ass off.

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    that's true, but nobody really has the kind of substaned vertikel that you crave.

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    I haven't had trouble at Winter Park on the WP side, but signs warn against it on the Jane side. I've heard, though, that you're fine even in the Challenger Lot as long as you don't mind getting moved if it's snowing and the plows are working.

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    I think it's more about whether or not you get caught than whether or not it is allowed...
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    don't know the policy but I've seen a few motorhomes (plake's last year) parked in bridger's lower lots, no hookups, go to the bar for those I guess

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    Resurrecting an old thread, does anyone know if any resorts on the Power Pass allow camping in the lots? The resorts I am mostly looking for info are:
    Copper Mountain (CO)
    Loveland (CO)
    Eldora (CO)
    Sunlight Mountain (CO)
    Powderhorn (CO)
    Monarch (CO)
    Ski Copper (CO)
    Powder Mountain (UT)
    Purgatory (CO)
    Brian Head (UT)
    Thanks I have a 4wd van all set up and want to use my benefits of the Power Pass. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topbud View Post

    Ski Cooper (CO)
    FIFY. It's confusing already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    FIFY. It's confusing already.
    Yep, you can also park overnight in Alpine lot at Copper for Janet's cabin. They used to make you put a print-out of your hut reservation in the window though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    FIFY. It's confusing already.
    :facepalm

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    Bear Valley
    Dodge Ridge
    China Peak

    all Central California

    good camping nearby to all of these if you don't want to be in the parking lot

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    powdork.com - new and improved, with 20% more dork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    Bear Valley
    Dodge Ridge
    China Peak

    all Central California

    good camping nearby to all of these if you don't want to be in the parking lot
    But are they on the "Power Pass"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    :facepalm
    :shrugs :

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    Hey, what's the Power Pass? Is this something all the hot chick skiers have?

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