The impressive snowfall this season has us all rushing to the mountains, but wouldn’t it be great if we could bring our four-legged companions along? Turns out, these dog friendly ski resorts are making it easy to bring your pup. With doggy amenities, canine-friendly activities, and complimentary pet services, these ski resorts make for the perfect getaway together.
The Top 5 Dog-Friendly Ski Resorts in North America
1. Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn
Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Choosing between a resort that allows dogs and one that doesn’t usually implies a decision between nice accommodations and far-from-ideal digs. PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn doesn’t make you choose– you can have your stay in a lovely boutique hotel, and bring your dog, too.
Included amenities are a comfy dog bed, treats, bowls, and doggie bags, for a one-time cleaning fee of $150 for 1 dog, and $200 for 2 dogs. The concierge provides up-to-date recommendations of dog-friendly restaurants, groomers, and other local resources, to make sure you both have everything you need.
And the best part? They’ll give you a guide of the many dog-friendly hiking trails in the area, so that you and your dog can explore all of the incredible nature Lake Tahoe has to offer. Combine that with the fact that Tahoe offers the best skiing in California, and you’re looking at an action-packed weekend you can both enjoy.
2. Westin Monache Resort
Location: Mammoth Lakes, California
Southern California’s favorite ski town, Mammoth Mountain has long attracted a clientele of those who love to enjoy the great outdoors. Westin Monache Resort makes it easy for you to do all of that with your dog, and even throws in some bonus amenities to make it especially comfortable.
Indoors, you’ll find a dog bed, food bowl, and doggy amenity kit to keep your pup comfy, at no additional cost (charges incur if you have more than 2 dogs per room). Outdoors, you’ll find countless activities such as hundreds of miles of dog-friendly hiking trails, lakes, creeks, and spaces to explore all year-round.
3. Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Location: Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler is known by many as a top-tier skiing destination, with Blackcomb being one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tobogganing, ski jumping…you name it, Whistler Blackcomb has it. Plus, the Canadian Dollar lets you enjoy all of those unbeatable winter activities at a pretty nice discount, compared to what you would pay down south in the U.S.
If that weren’t enough, Whistler Blackcomb has been named The Most Dog-Friendly Ski Town in North America by the team over at CurbedSki.com, and we can see why. With a handful of dog-friendly hotels in the area, our favorite is the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, home to The Furrmont Club. There are additional fees for bringing your furry friend, but with that you’ll get plush dog beds in your room, dog bowls, dog towels, and can even order gourmet dog treats via room service.
4. Hotel Telluride
Location: Telluride, Colorado
Hotel Telluride is a dog-friendly hotel in the heart of a very dog-friendly town. In Telluride, dogs are allowed on city busses, on the complimentary gondola from town to Mountain Village, and on the many groomed hiking trails.
At Hotel Telluride, the staff is committed to making sure you and your pup feel right at home, with all of the amenities that you need. For the fair charge of $50 for one night (or $100 for two or more nights), dogs can either join you for a range of dog-friendly outdoor excursions suggested by the concierge, or stay unaccompanied in your room when they days activities aren’t as dog friendly (though hardly any in this town aren’t!).
5. White Pass
Location: White Pass, Washington
White Pass is one of the best ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest, and is also committed to providing pet-friendly activities for those hoping to bring their pups along. The White Pass Ski Area resort itself allows dogs at the main resort, and on cross country ski trails– perfect for active pairs who want to enjoy the outdoors together. Dogs are allowed to be off-leash as long as they respond to voice command, and hours are only somewhat restricted during the winter season.
When you want a day to go enjoy the ski trails on your own, you’ll need somewhere cozy to leave your pup at home. In White Pass, we recommend renting your own cabin so you can easily leave your dog behind should you ever need to. Sites like BringFido make it easy to search only pet-friendly options, and find a cabin that will feel just like home.
We all know that the only way to make your winter getaway better is by bringing your dog. So the only question left is, which dog-friendly ski resort will you be heading to?