Ski and sleep on the slopes?
To which 10 Catalan and 4 Andorran ski resorts can we stay to spend the night, if we go with our Camper Van?.
When we go to the snow with our camper van, we never know where we can spend the night. It’s one of the great questions. Can we stay in the parking lot all night?. Will we find services for the Camper?. Will they do us out?. I do not talk about whether or not we have the right to do so, this is another issue.
It has happened to me and that is why I have decided to call the 10 Catalan ski resorts and the 4 Andorranes and ask for it. Here is the answers:
Catalan ski resorts:
1-Baqueira Beret. It is prohibited to stay in the parking lots of the station. You can only spend the night in nearby campsites.
I have to say that we spent several nights with our camper van in the parking lot of Pla de Beret, it was during the week and we were alone.
2-Boí Taull. It can not be overnight so the snowplows must pass through. In addition the parking is private and sometimes they place a barrier. They tell me that lowering in 2 or 3 curves there are some places where you can park, which can accommodate 5 or 6 vans.
3- Espot. You can spend the night in the parking lot even though there are no services.
4-Masella. You can spend the night in the parking lot even though there are no services.
5-Molina. There is a specific parking area and there is a project to install some camper and camper van (light and water) services. They are working on it.
6- Port Ainé. In Espot parking Cota 1500 and in Port Ainé parking Cota 2000 and 1600 there is a Van’s delimited area, they are considering for the next year to provide services.
7-Valley of Nuria. Parking at the train station in Queralbs. Although we can find quieter corners to park.
8-Vallter 2000. There are some of the parkings in the station where we can spend the night. They explains it in the first parking lot.
9-Port del Compte: There is an area at parking number 2 marked with blu, with easy access and exit where you can spend the night.
10-Tavascan: We could not contact.
Ski resorts in Andorra:
1- Gran Valira (Pas de la casa Grau Roig and Soldeu el Tarter). You can stay there, there are some areas where motorhomes are already placed, finally they tell me: “at the moment they do not say anything”
2- Ordino- Arcalís. They say nothing if you park unless there is risk of avalanche (when I called it was the case and in principle you were told to leave but for that reason)
3- Pal. Yes, In the general information phone they tell me yes, you can sleep there with the Camper van.
4- Arinsal: Yes, In the general information phone they tell me yes, you can sleep there with the Camper van.
This is what I’ve find out after calling all these ski resorts, but it is also true that the experience can be quite different.
If somebody can add information, we can go by contrasting it and helping people who want to spend a few days in the snow.
Do you have any experience? Do you want to share it with us?