These 10 dog-loving, pet-friendly ski and snowsports resorts are ready when you want to hit the slopes, and all those pets who enjoy winter weather will be able to join you in the fun.
We all love our pets, and sometimes it is difficult to leave them behind when we travel. If your family loves your dog and you all love to ski or snowboard, now you don’t have to feel bad about leaving your furry friend behind.
Whether your pet is a trained Alaskan Husky or an elegantly coiffed Havanese, there are several winter resorts that welcome him or her to stay in your guest room.
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Of course, each hotel, B&B or resort will have its own rules about where to keep your pet when you’re on the mountain. Some may require that you kennel them while housekeeping is in the room, and some will charge a cleaning fee after checkout. But pet owners know that before and apres ski, there’s tons of fun to be had frolicking in the snow; just be sure to call ahead for all the details before you drive up with your doggy and his bedding.
Top 10 Pet-Friendly Ski Resorts
FIDO Friendly magazine has researched pet-friendly hotels in ski areas across North America, and has compiled a Top 10 list of Ski Destinations that you can visit with your beloved pooch in tow. Many thanks to this informative magazine for their travel tips, too. Here are their picks, many of which have been reviewed as great for families too.
1. The Mountain Lodge in Telluride, Colorado is centrally situated between two ski runs and is close to the pedestrian-friendly Mountain Village which offers free public transportation that also allows pets. Check out what FTF has to say about Telluride.
2. Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth Lakes, California boasts a nearly half-year ski season and is located just a short distance from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
3. Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, New York gives you and your dog access to the six million acres of the Adirondack Mountains, besides offering all types of winter sports. See FTF’s guide to Lake Placid and a review on the Lake Placid Lodge.
4. Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont welcomes Fido with a dog bed, bowls and a welcome snack. On site, there is access to hiking and cross-country ski trails, as long a Fido is on a leash. Killington and Pico are about a half-hour away.
5. Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a great location to snowshoe and cross-country ski with your pet and after a long day of the wintery outdoors, downtown Jackson is close by with restaurants and shopping. Look at what else FTF has to say about Jackson Hole.
6. Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado has access to four ski mountains, an ice-skating rink, off-leash parks, snowshoeing, shopping and dining for you and your pet. Find out what FTF has to say about Hotel Jerome.
8. Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada provides a doggy welcome package and uses some of the proceeds from pet-stays to support the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind program. See FTF’s review of the Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise.
9. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in British Columbia, Canada offers over 8,000 acres of skiing terrain plus two areas for good shopping. Whistler Village is featured on FTF’s Top Family Ski Resorts in North America.
10. The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado will spoil your pet more than you and will also provide snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, shopping and dog sledding.
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