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Snowy road with a camper driving
Snowy road with a camper driving

Winter camping – our tips for a perfect holiday

Autorin Anna
Article from Anna

White mountains, snow-covered fields and a hot cup of tea. Winter is just around the corner. Camping between snow and ice is becoming more and more popular and we think so too: Winter camping is at least as beautiful as camping in summer!

Why you should definitely give winter camping a try

Snowball fights, skiing and hikes through snowy forests. Winter holidays are wonderful and you can spend your days off far away from mass tourism. Because winter camping is only for the core of camping fans. You can also choose a campsite near the ski slopes and save yourself a long drive to the ski area. But other winter sports such as cross-country skiing or snow tours are also perfectly compatible with winter camping. After a long exciting day you can return to the campsite and enjoy a hot cup of tea to warm you up in your camper. With auxiliary heating the cold outside won't be an issue.

Our winter camping tips

Tip 1 - Driving safety

Driving through snow-covered valleys and forests is beautiful. Nevertheless, you should not underestimate snow-covered roads. There's often ice under the snow that makes you slide. To make sure you reach your destination safely even when winter camping our campers are equipped with all-season tyres. Snow chains are also recommended for routes with a lot of snow and ice.
Ein Mooveo Wohnmobil fährt beim Wintercamping eine Straße entlang in verschneiter Umgebung.

Tip 2 - Diesel, gas and electricity

All our campers keep you cosy and warm during winter camping with the integrated auxiliary heating. The campers' auxiliary heating runs on diesel so it's important that the diesel tank is always well filled. Although the auxiliary heating basically runs on diesel or gas, the fan and its temperature-dependent regulation usually also require some electricity. You should make sure you're regularly connected to the power supply because the battery of some camper models discharges more quickly in winter. You should also bear in mind that you need light in the camper earlier in winter than in summer or that the auxiliary heating runs more often. This consumes more electricity. When you have connected your camper to the power supply, please make sure that the power cable won't be broken when clearing snow.

Tip 3 - Snow removal

Eine Frau schaut beim Wintercamping aus einem geparkten Grand California Van auf eine verschneite Bergkulisse.

Tip 4 - Campsites

When winter camping, you only meet the thoroughbred campers and therefore many campsites are only open in the warmer months of the year due to lower occupancy rates. To be sure of a place on the campsite you should reserve the pitches in advance. That way you avoid exhausting searches in the dark. Campsites that are open in winter often have special facilities such as a sauna or a drying room for ski gear. You can find our favourite winter campsites here.

Tip 5 - Awning

A cool hack for a winter camping holiday is the awning. Here you can hang up your wet clothes and store your skis. You can also knock off the snow or take off your shoes without getting the interior of your camper wet. An awning also serves as a heat lock in the entrance area.
Winter camping offers a great opportunity for a holiday in winter. And if you use our tips nothing will stand in the way of a wonderful holiday between snow and ice. We've also compiled a packing list for your camping holiday which you can find here.

We wish you lots of fun winter camping!

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