Hiking + Travel Guides
We not only want to be a guide for you on skiing and van living, but we have some other travel and hiking guides that we think are helpful and fun. From Hiking Acadia to spending the perfect 3 days in Charleston, SC we have been tons of places and would love to share some great advice, pictures, tips, and picks.
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With the introduction of passes such as Epic, Ikon and Mountain Collective among others; chasing powski and discovering new ski resorts has been foremost on many people’s minds. Much to the chagrin of the local population, we descend on the resorts like biblical-era locust plagues to devour the freshies and overpay for beer.
However, despite a healthy (and growing) population of van, truck, SUV and the occasional Subaru dwellers, many people are hesitant to take the plunge. Why? Because they’re crybaby candyasses who couldn’t last a subzero night in their vehicle while their breath instantly freezes to the inside of the windows? Maybe, or just maybe they don’t know where to start. That’s where we come in, with roughly 2 seasons of van-living knowledge I will impart on you wisdom gleaned from the ultimate transient lifestyle.
Frank by the legendary Toyata Sienna
Welcome all, my name is Frank Buchanan and I love slumming it in a van. I don’t have to bathe that much and I can justify multiple apres beers due to not paying for lodging. My girlfriend, who is a saint if you’re reading this Michele, and I bought a van in December of 2019 after a 4 month trip in Asia. We got a 2009 Toyota Sienna minivan then drove to my father’s in Florida to outfit it before heading to Denver, slapping some snow tires on it and then finally going to the mountains. We traveled around until March 15, 2020 when Covid shut the ski industry (re. world) down and we limped back to Houston, Tx with our tails between our legs. Well 2021 was the triumphant return of myself and the van back into the Mountain West region. Let’s get started on the burning questions everyone has.
I use an Ikon pass but many times the principles, locations and fun overlap and sometimes they don’t. Park City? Park in Salt Lake or just in the grocery store parking lot, same as the Ikon resorts. Vail? I don’t know a thing about Vail except pack toe warmers so you don’t get frostbite in your hour lift lines you fucking animals. Regardless, I’m putting a comprehensive list together for what I do know and you guys can interpret it how you will.