Ask a pet-lover who his/her favourite travel companion is and they are most likely to answer with their pet’s name. If you are one of them, then leaving behind your furry buddy for your winter skiing plans may prove to be a bit difficult. So, check out these resorts which allow and welcome pets lovingly and make the best out of your skiing trip with your travel buddy. Who said you can’t have the best of both worlds? By Shubhanjana Das
1. Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth Lakes, California:
Westin Monache in California seems to have mastered the art of luxury. With its special itinerary for those travelling with their dogs and custom-designed dog beds, you may have a hard time leaving this place. Two 50 LBS dogs are welcome at no additional fee and are offered dog bed, food bowl, mat and a dog amenity kit. Pretty sweet deal, right?
2. Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming:
There are ski resorts, which are pet-friendly, and then there are resorts like Snow King which don’t just stop at allowing pets but make it their priority to provide them with the best stay. There is no restriction on breed or size on your four-legged friend. And guess what, the rooms have easy access to the outdoors for strolls with your travel companion.
3. Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen:
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Brace yourself for you may just be blown away by the pet policies of the Viceroy Snowmass. Unlike most other pet-friendly ski resorts in the world, this one allows you to leave your dog unattended in the room, given that you aware the management about the same. They provide a bunch of amenities for the pet guests including a dog bed, leash, a Viceroy Bandana (fancy much?), doggie bands, and I Luv Liver treats to make the baby happy. And hey, even if you wish to go out without your furry friend, the management will take care of him/her (for a price).
4. Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada:
This pawsome resort overlooking the breathtaking Lake Louise in Alberta is a step above every other pet-friendly ski resort. Enjoying snow trails with the pup or a cosy snuggle by the campfire, Fairmont Chateau has it all and it’ll make you want to keep coming back. The furry and warm welcome is just the kind of hospitality our pet-friends deserve.
5. Lake Placid Summit Hotel Resort, New York:
This first-class resort located near Lake Placid in the Adirondack State Park is perfect for families visiting with their pets. Given the plethora of options that this place offers, you will be lost for choice. 46 peaks to trek through the snow, pristine walking trails, a gondola ride up Whiteface Mountain, and the amazing skiing trails – you get to take the call as to how you want to make the best of this holiday.
6. Chalet Maurice, Zermatt, Switzerland:
Your stay at the Chalet Maurice will be spent in absolute astonishment of the ways in which the resort staff can spoil your pet, with special customised diets, walks, and restaurant visits to dog-friendly restaurants. Add to that, a steller panoramic view of the Matterhorn and you will have enough reason to rush to Switzerland with your ski companion.