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ROOFTOP TENTS HAVE EX­PLODED ONTO THE SCENE. CHECK OUT THESE FULLY WINTERIZED OP­TIONS FOR A DIF­FER­ENT KIND OF SLOPESIDE LODG­ING.

SKI - - CONTENTS - By Aubree Clark

Rooftop tents get winterized—and of­fer a new type of slopeside lodg­ing.

We get it. Win­ter camp­ing may not be ev­ery­one’s gig. But with the ris­ing pop­u­lar­ity—and qual­ity—of car rooftop tents, more and more skiers are cu­ri­ous about the of­fer­ings. Are they warm enough for moun­tain weather? Will they fit on most cars? Yes and yes. Here are some of the best rooftop tents for win­ter.

iKAMPER: Sky­camp

The roomy Sky­camp’s floor folds out into a comfy king-size mattress, so you won’t skimp on get­ting your Z’s. Thanks to a univer­sal mount­ing sys­tem, the light­weight tent will fit most ve­hi­cles and cross bars. The dou­ble-lay­ered hard shell pro­vides ex­tra in­su­la­tion, so it’s ideal for cold weather—it’s also wind and con­den­sa­tion re­sis­tant. Bonus: Fall asleep un­der the stars with the Skyview win­dow. From $3,599

CVT Mt. Rainier Ex­tended Stargazer Sum­mit

Sleep­ing three or four, the heavy-duty tent boasts a thick can­vas that’s wa­ter­proof, breath­able, and mold re­sis­tant, plus a slew of handy ex­tras in­clud­ing a mattress with a wa­ter­proof cover, tele­scop­ing lad­der, LED light bar, two shoe/stor­age bags, two USB ports, and a re­mov­able PVC floor. From $3,095 The Alu­minized Kuke­nam 4 tent was rein­vented to thrive in all con­di­tions thanks to an in­ter­change­able canopy. A spa­cious A-frame de­sign al­lows for plenty of head­room above the high-den­sity foam mattress, and fits up to four peo­ple com­fort­ably. From $1,700

TEPUI Baja Series Alu­minized Kuke­nam 4 ALU-CAB GEN3 Ex­pe­di­tion Tent

This two-per­son tent is one of the best hard-shell op­tions on the market. Its alu­minum con­struc­tion makes it wa­ter­proof and UV-re­sis­tant, and prom­ises warm nights thanks to an in­su­lated ceil­ing and floor. Bonus: It’s su­per-easy to set up and take down. From $4,000

The Mt. Rainier Ex­tended Stargazer Sum­mit is roomy enough for four peo­ple and sports a burly can­vas for true win­ter camp­ing con­di­tions.

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