Not really. But dogs love ski resorts. The BEST ski resort of all for dogs is photographed on the contest page… you guess where Raja is and we will send you a small, useful prize.
For the first in our ski theme series, we’ll feature a chat about one of the more accessible ski resorts, if you’re in the US or Canada, where dogs can have a lot of fun. Here Raja emerges from the snow cave we dug for him in Mont Tremblant, Canada.
Mont Tremblant is only an hour and a half outside Montreal by car and it’s really beautiful. Both the south and north faces offer really long runs. The village is charming and less commercial than many (although that will change) and the ambiance (music, contests, people from all over the world) and restaurants are great. Because it’s so far north, the altitude is low (no headaches, no panting) and all faces of the slopes are forested. Lots of Canadians take their dogs on their ski trips so the doggie community is obvious, although the French Canadians aren’t quite French enough that dogs are welcome in restaurants & pubs and, when they ride the lifts, locals look shocked. (Why?) On the good side, traffic is not allowed in the village so walking about is safe and local traffic on the roads to the condos is light. And, best for doggie feet, the eco-friendly Canadians don’t use any salt, so paws don’t get hurt walking about. (I don’t think that’s the motivation though.) There is one dog boutique in town, which shows that some people’s hearts are in the right place.
If you go, Raja and I suggest you stop for food on the way from the airport (which is really rustic and gorgeous) to the condo because infrastructure on the mountain is still developing.