Powder…cold, wet, white and fun to make snowballs and snowpeople with as well as to ski on. Our furry friends with four paws like snow as much as people do. And Lake Tahoe (north and south) is a perfect place to hit the snow trails and resorts. Lazy, couch potato puppies can sit by the fire while active animals can hike in the fluffy white stuff during the winter.
The mountains are alive with the sound of dogs frolicking in the snow. Taking your dog skiing might require some patience, practice and coordination. (Me, the only time I ever went skiing in my life, I failed at the bunny slopes in NY but there are plenty of people who ski and who knows, maybe Fido is a natural born skier).
Check it out: Heavenly is ski resort in south tahoe has pet friendly trails with no fee
Our favorite place to stay in South Lake Tahoe is the Three Peaks Resort. They have various kinds of lodging available from a motel type log cabins to suites with kitchen and living room.
$25 pet fee
The Lake Tahoe Basin offers level paths perfect for pampered pooches. Among the most scenic trails: Meiss Meadows, Echo Lakes, Angora Lakes, and Lily Lake.
Cross country ski areas, nordic trails and snowshoe trails are all pet friendly.
2 miles of trails
$50 season trail pass for dogs for cross county ski trails
all of the trails in Truckee are pet friendly
restaurants with outside patios usually are pet friendly
call (888) 229-2184 visitors bureau
All things Dog in North Lake Tahoe (this link is the best resource for travelers):
Dog Friendly skiing trails:
Dog Friendly Lodging:
Squaw Dogs (Dog Friendly store at Squaw Valley):
PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn (pamper your pooch in style at PlumpJack):
All dogs are welcome; a one-time, non-refundable $150 cleaning fee will be assessed upon check-in.
Dog Friendly Villages:
Squaw Valley, www.squaw.com
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeTahoe/Default.htm
Northstar California, www.northstarcalifornia.com
Thanks for all of the info from the North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative
Dogs must be on a leash and under an owner’s control at all times while on Northstar property and in the Village at Northstar. Any messes created need to be cleaned up by the dog’s owner.
On the Mountain
During the winter, dogs are not permitted on the mountain with the exception of the monthly Moonlight Snowshoe Tours.
During the summer, four-legged friends are welcome to ride the Gondola and hike with guests while on leash in the Mountain Biking & Hiking Park.
Dogs are not permitted in the lodging units at Northstar, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging, and the Northstar Lodge-Hyatt® Residence Club. Dogs are welcome in the lodging units at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for a $125.00 non-refundable (one time) fee.
Main Phone: (530) 562-3000
Guest Fax: (530) 562-3001
Sales Fax: (530) 562-3024
Central Reservations: (800) 514-4685