I am looking at maybe spending a winter season in the Alps (probably mid december onwards), sleeping in a van and crashing with friends wherever possible. I was wondering who has done this before and what tips you might have? I was thinking of buying the Tirol Ski Pass as it gives access to a huge area of Austria and then going over the the French alps for a week here and there and chasing some pow and good parks later in the winter. Followed by a summer in L2A.
I was wondering mainly if anyone has any experience with sleeping in a van in France and Austria, how easy is it to do for free? what are the camping areas like in winter? and generally how it works out. Also what tips do people have for staying warm and drying out shit.
I am looking at buying a pre converted van (189k miles) which has had replacement:
clutch master cylinder
clutch slave cylinder
with a full engine service
Since then it has driven 20,000km
So all new with a long life still
Features of the camper are:
100W solar panel with solar controller
220W Deep Cycle leisure battery
Battery split charger
150W 12V to 240V converter
USB charger ports
Roof ventilation fan
Under bed Storage
Darkest legal tint on back window
The van also comes with
4L Desiel Oil
0.5L Brake and steering fluid
Front seat blow up bed and pump
if anyone can tell me if i'm missing something or if it's likely i'd need to do more work on it before starting out or just general advice that'd be sick.