Ski Holidays with Dogs
Our dog-friendly ski holidays for those who want to bring their pet with them to France
Why not bring your dog along for your next ski holiday and make them part of the memories! France is a dog-friendly country and many self-catered residences, chalets and hotels allow you to bring your pets. Here is our guide on pet-friendly holidays in France, including a selection of dog-friendly accommodation, pet-friendly travel, and our top tips for a successful ski holiday with pets!
We have put together our top selection of pet-friendly accommodation in the French Alps, including dog-friendly hotels, apartments that accept dogs, and pet-friendly chalets!
Some accommodation limit the number of pets to one per apartment, but Ski Collection has a great choice of multi-pet ski accommodation to select from too! Charges will be applicable depending on the fees fixed by the accommodation, and in most cases, the only rule is that dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the residence.
Choose the best way to travel
Yes, you can bring your dog with you in the car to France! We'd recommend taking your dog on your self-drive holiday to the French Alps, it couldn't be easier! Your dog will stay in the car with you and will be very comfortable on the short 35-minute crossing. There are also dedicated exercise spaces at the terminal!
This service is available for crossings between 06:30-23:30 each day. The cost for your pet to travel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is £20 for each leg of the journey - so £40 return. This fee applies to each dog, cat or ferret in your vehicle. You will need to visit the Pet Control booth in Calais before check-in lanes so they can carry out checks.
Read more about self-drive holidays to the Alps with Eurotunnel in our comprehensive guide.
It costs £15 per pet each way to travel on the Dover to Calais route, so £30 return, with registered Guide and Hearing Dogs travelling free of charge.
Dogs, cats or ferrets are allowed on their ships with their Animal Healthcare Certificate (which replaces the pet passport from 1/1/21), as long as they meet all the EU requirements. All pets must stay in your vehicle during the trip. Check-in at least 60 mins before return.
The crossing charge is £25 (UK to France) £24.75 (France to UK) per dog.
Pets are only allowed in pet-friendly cabins and the designated exercise area.
Please note these prices are a guide only and will be confirmed on booking.
Below is a selection of dog-friendly accommodation in the French Alps, but if you cannot see what you're looking for, or have any questions, call our friendly, dog-loving, Alpine specialists: 023 9289 0960.
|Courchevel||Hotel de la Loze|
|Les Menuires||Les Clarines|
|Meribel||Les Alpages, Hotel Alpenruitor|
|Val Thorens||Hameau du Kashmir, Chalet Altitude, Hotel Le Val Thorens|
|Bourg St Maurice||Le Coeur d'Or|
|Les Arcs||Edenarc, Chalet de l'Ours|
|Peisey-Vallandry||L'Oree des Cimes, L'Oree des Neiges|
|La Plagne||Les granges du Soleil, Sun Valley, Le Pelvoux|
Tignes Val d'Isere
|Tignes||Le Telemark, Le Taos, Kalinda Village|
|Val d'Isere||Chalet le Cabrini, Hotel la Savoyarde, Hotel Avenue Lodge|
|Alpe d'Huez||Cristal de l'Alpe, Residence Daria I Nor|
|Les Deux Alpes||Goleon Val Ecrin|
|Isola 2000||Les Terrasses d'Isola|
|La Rosiere||Les Cimes Blanches, Le Lodge Hemera|
|Sainte Foy||Le Ruitor, Les Fermes de Ste Foy|
Occasionally, we find a ski accommodation that allows more than one dog to travel with the family! Listed below are a few resorts and ski apartments/hotels that welcome families that are travelling with two or more dogs:
|Plagne Soleil & Plagne Village||Aspen|
|Plagne 1800||Chalets d'Edelweiss|
If you'd like to stay in another resort, do call our expert team (023 9289 0960) and they will be able to make some recommendations.
Last but not least, some helpful hints before you leave:
- From 1/1/21, you will need an Animal Healthcare Certificate for your dog to travel within the EU (current EU pet passports issued in GB will no longer be valid). This may take a month to arrange. You can find out more about how to apply for these here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-from-1-january-2021
- Dogs must be at least 3 months old to travel and also be microchipped, have had a rabies vaccination, and a tapeworm treatment.
- Label your dog: put your English number and the name of your accommodation in case you lose your dog.
- Check that your dog is not a banned breed in France.
- If you have a long journey ahead: remember to give your pet a light meal before you go. It’s always good to plan to make few stops during the journey as well.
- Don’t forget a pack additional items with leads, beds, toilets bags etc.
- Your dog must be treated for tapeworm by a vet every time you want to travel to the UK, between 1 and 5 days before you're scheduled to arrive. Treatment date and time must be recorded in your pet's documentation. If you need to find a French vet, visit www.pagesjaunes.fr (type ‘Vétérinaire’ in Quoi or Qui box and your destination in France e.g Chamonix in the Où box. If you tick the ‘a coté de’ box you will find the vets near to your destination).
For more information on travelling with dogs, you can visit the UK Government travel advice website. Ready to enjoy a ski holiday in the French Alps with your whole family, request a quote and we will get you booked in!