On Feb 6th I met up with Kieren Britton, Charlie Wood and Matt Littlewood for a trip I never thought I would be brave enough to take in my life - a Canadian winter road trip. Over the course of eight days our crew traveled miles across the west side of Canada in an RV. We hit up five different resorts and met up with locals at each location to share the stoke and dish out our knowledge about sustainability while taking laps, hitting up the back country and offering incredible giveaway goodies from Burton. The overall goal was to meet adventure lovers and unite over a shared love of winter sports while living our lives on the road in an RV — see winter camping is easier than you thought!
I flew from California to Canada and waiting at the airport after I landed I kept wondering why no one was outside standing on the curb for their ride. I walked outside and the first breath I took, my nose hairs froze! At that moment I knew we were in for a cold week.
We hopped into the RVs and traveled from Lake Louise, Fernie, to Kickinghorse, Revelstoke all the way into Whistler. Each mountain was a new adventure. Meeting with locals from each resort was the icing on the cake. We would have been so lost without the amazing people that came to meet us daily. Every sunrise to sundown we rode until our faces froze off, getting the VIP tour at every mountain. From the park, into the back country and all through the groomers.. each towering peak was a special and brand new place to us.
Having our “homes”, or RVs located nearby made life so much easier. We had the food and heat we needed to survive. I never thought life in an RV would come with so much ease. There was never a wonder of where we would need to get changed, meet up, sleep and store our things. It was a ski-in, ski-out home at every resort.
After living this experience I can say I would easily do this again. Over the course of the eight days, the four of us got to know each other like family. We shared so much during this journey, laughs, mishaps, silly moments and not so silly moments (wink). Living in an RV during the winter time is something I would recommend to any adventure seeking person - a must do. Every day there is something new and you really need to be prepared. The massive pay off is having your home with you wherever you choose to go. Summer camping is always a breeze - been there, done that. Winter camping is for the real adrenaline seekers, people who want to be in the moment - live life in the present.
Thanks to Go-RVing Canada and Burton for making this whole thing happen. Our awesome little team became a small family and we were able to accomplish so much in a short time. I cannot wait to do it again!!