REV: FLEETWOOD RV® SHARES ROAD TRIP IDEAS INSPIRED BY WINTER GAMES
We may not all be gold medal contenders, but with the Olympics in February, it’s easy to get in the mood. For families who are inspired to play cold weather sports, Fleetwood RV has curated a list of locations that offer everything from bobsledding and snowshoeing to ice skating and more. And, while Florida and Georgia don’t seem like typical winter states, there are some cool things to do. So pack the RV with extra blankets, fleece pajamas and a s’mores kit and hit the road for seasonal adventures.
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Note: Each location has been researched, but be sure to call ahead to confirm hours of operation, advance ticketing requirements, and other pertinent details.
Lake PlacidNew York
Home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid is a charming mountain town with snow-capped hills, spectacular views, and many unique winter activities. Go for a leisurely snowshoe hike, explore miles of cross-country ski trails or try fat-tire biking.
In the heart of Lake Placid is the newly renovated James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, where Eric Heiden won an incredible five Olympic gold medals in 1980. Today the speed skating Oval is open to the public for skating and is one of the few outdoor skating rinks of its kind in the country.
Another attraction is the eight-person Skyride Gondola that takes visitors to an observation deck where they can get up close to ski jumpers taking off from a ramp and flying the length of a football field. Enjoy panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks from the top of a glass-enclosed elevator, then hear what jumpers see as they begin to accelerate toward the end of the ramp.
True adventurers can hit the trail at the Lake Bobsled Experience at Mount Van Hoevenberg. This can’t-miss experience is for adrenaline junkies looking for a thrilling ride.
RVers can stay overnight at North Pole Resorts, a family-friendly camping resort in the Adirondack Mountains. (Reservations can be made from February 1.)
Margaritaville at the Lanier IslandsBuford, Georgia
If winter is cooling you down but you want to stay active, head south to Margaritaville on the Lanier Islands, where it’s possible to take full advantage of the winter season. Surrounded by nature and only a 40 minute drive from Atlanta, the setting is rustic and peaceful with beautiful views of Lake Lanier and an upscale Camp Margaritaville RV Resort at the Lanier Islands.
The main attraction is Snow Island, where kids of all ages can experience an unforgettable tube ride down one of America’s longest snow runs. The 575-foot-tall, eight-story Parrot Mountain Snow Tube Slide is not for the faint-hearted. To relax after the slide, stop by the snowball lane for a snowball fight, grab some skates and hit the ice rink or sip a delicious hot chocolate.
The night, Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular takes guests on a dazzling ride through an incredible lighting extravaganza on Margaritaville’s Paradise Beachside entertainment complex.
Ideally, RVers can stay overnight at Camp Margaritaville RV Resort in the Lanier Islands.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
There’s a reason so many snowbirds head south for the winter and land in the Sunshine State. And, although there is no snow in sight, there is ice – sort of. For winter sports, catch a Florida Panthers hockey game. The Florida Panthers play their home games at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, just 13 miles from Fort Lauderdale.
Another ice cold activity can be found at Rink on the Beach in nearby Pompano Beach. Watch kids and adults take figure skating lessons or strap on a pair of skates and do some twirling around the rink during public skating hours.
Perhaps the best part about being in South Florida during the winter is that it’s warm enough to enjoy the beach, even in mid-February. Spend the day on the sand or stroll along Fort Lauderdale Beach’s newly renovated waterfront boardwalk.
Winter sports in these areas include surfing (lessons are available), paddleboarding and snorkeling.
Speaking of snorkeling, check out Lauderdale By the Sea. This charming seaside village north of Fort Lauderdale sits atop a barrier island that is only seven feet above sea level. Under the water is a snorkeling trail where divers can examine a British steamer that sank after hitting a reef in 1900.
RVers can stay overnight at the Aztec RV Resort, which is exclusively for Class A coaches.
Snowbirds ResortAlta, UT
For more traditional winter sports, head west. The Snowbird Resort is located in the heart of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, approximately 45 minutes from Salt Lake City. Snowbird’s jagged peaks and alpine scenery make it one of the most scenic resorts in the state and one of the best destinations for expert skiers.
Experience an out-of-bounds adventure in Alta’s vast backcountry. From snowcat skiing and heliskiing to guided backcountry tours and more, Alta has it all. Snowbird even has the only ski tunnel in North America that allows skiers to navigate through the mountain and out the other side.
For more about the area, check out Ski With a Ranger, a free 45-minute tour that starts at the top of the Sunnyside ski lift every Saturday at 1 p.m. Descend an easy trail and learn about geology, history, winter ecology, and wildlife.
For those who want to focus on the “wild side”, snowshoeing with a naturalist is offered on select winter dates. Look for animal tracks and learn about the small and large creatures and animals that left them, while surrounded by some of Utah’s most beautiful mountains. The guides cover everything from animal adaptations and trees to the history of Little Cottonwood Canyon and Alta.
RVers can stay overnight at Sun Outdoors – minutes from the Great Salt Lake.
Olympic ValleyLake Tahoe, California
Located on the banks of the Truckee River in the western hills of Lake Tahoe, the beautiful Olympic Valley resort town of Palisades Tahoe was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and remains a popular winter destination today. beginner to advanced athletes.
Olympic Valley is synonymous with adventure and exploration with 3,600 acres and an average annual snowfall of 400 inches making it the perfect setting for almost any winter sport. Visitors can ski, snowboard, snowmobile, snowshoe, dog sled and more. Even the less adventurous can climb to the top of the mountains for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe.
After a long and physical day on the mountain, be sure to take part in the après-ski activities and entertainment that follow a day on the slopes. Don’t miss Le Chamois, an iconic ski bar that Powder Magazine describes as “a vortex that draws people in at the end of the day where they can brag about what they’ve skied.” It’s also where some of the world’s greatest skiers and snowboarders have bartered.
Families can enjoy the Tahoe S’more Tour with its three locations. Enjoy a day of sledding, buy a s’more kit, and find the fire pit or heater that’s right for you. Either way, it’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors.
RVers can stay overnight at the Coachland RV Resort which offers easy access to Lake Tahoe and Northstar Ski Resort.
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About REV Recreation Group, Inc.
REV Recreation Group, Inc. is a REV Group® subsidiary and a leading manufacturer of Class A gasoline and diesel recreational vehicle brands. This company has one of the best and oldest distribution networks in the industry and owns some of the most recognized and iconic brands in the industry such as American Coach.®RV Fleetwood®and Holiday Rambler®. Based in Decatur, IN, which is also its primary manufacturing location, it operates two state-of-the-art service and repair centers and an online genuine parts warehouse.
About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group® are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related replacement parts and services, serving a diverse customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: fire and emergency, commercial and recreational. They provide custom vehicle solutions for applications including the essential needs of utilities (ambulances, fire departments, school buses and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers) and consumer recreation ( recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established leading vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Many of the REV Group brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back over 50 years. REV Group is listed on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG