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Knowing your four-legged friend's crazed reaction to the dusting we get here, you can imagine how berserk they'll go over the white mounds in the alps. Who let the dogs out? These chalets.

Heading off to the hills doesn't have to mean Fido stays cooped up at home. When lots of chalets charge you less to bring your pooch along than a kennel, why leave one of the family behind?

Sleeps 3 from £138 per person
Sleeps 14 from £999 per person
Sleeps 10 from £288 per person
Berbou Verbier
Sleeps 6 from £800 per person
Saint Piran Villars
Sleeps 10 from £268 per person
Chalet Chanteclair A Meribel & Mottaret
Sleeps 8 from £549 per person
Chalet Delmontel Meribel & Mottaret
Sleeps 8 from £449 per person
La Rugiada 10 Bormio
Sleeps 4 from £71 per person
Sleeps 8 from £122 per person
Le Mont Blanc 8 Villars
Sleeps 4 from £92 per person
Riant Soleil Villars
Sleeps 28 from £64 per person
CityChalet historic Interlaken
Sleeps 10 from £189 per person
Chalet Le Chardon Val d'Isere
Sleeps 20 from £1094 per person
Chalet Chopine Meribel & Mottaret
Sleeps 10 from £1756 per person
Chalet Chanteclair B Meribel & Mottaret
Sleeps 6-8 from £499 per person
Stocki Lauterbrunnen
Sleeps 4 from £176 per person
Sleeps 6 from £63 per person
Chalet Schneider St Anton
Sleeps 12-14 from £449 per person
Chalet Mistral Val d'Isere
Sleeps 14 from £1094 per person
La tintaz Verbier
Sleeps 6 from £298 per person
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Which forms of ski accommodation allow pets?

You’ll be surprised how many properties are happy to have furry guests for a small additional fee (usually €10 - €20 a night), because taking pets on holiday isn't that big a deal across the Channel. Hotels can be more restrictive - but, more often than not, apartments, “residences” and chalets, some even shared, will have room in the inn for one more.

Look for a place with a chalet host to keep tails wagging until you get back from the slopes, or a property all to yourselves if your pooch prefers privacy.

All of the properties in our search bar are mostly happy to leave you to your own devices, but always ask our experts to check if your favourite has an allowance of one animal per chalet, or requires someone to stay in with your pooch at all times, if you’re a group of keen skiers and that’s going to be an issue.

Rules of taking your pet on ski holiday:

The Pet Travel Scheme, initiated in 2004, saves us from having to jump through too many hoops to take our pets abroad. As long as your dog's been:
(1) micro-chipped,
(2) up to date with rabies vaccines (boosters every 2 to 3 years)
(3) and hasn't left his Pet Passport back in the treat drawer

he’ll be able to travel freely between listed EU (France, Austria, Italy, Bulgaria) and non-EU countries (Switzerland).

Sounds like a walk in the park, and it is, provided you carry out the list in that order. Microchips need to be fitted first, because they have a special code required for your vaccine records (sadly, if your pet was vaccinated before being microchipped, it’ll need to be re-vaccinated after the microchip’s inserted). Passport comes last, as vets can only issue them after an animal’s been fitted with a microchip and rabies vaccinated.

Vaccines

As for vaccines, there are 2 things to keep in mind - the pet must be at least 12 weeks old at the time a valid vaccine’s administered, and any booster shots need to be administered at least 21 days before departure.

Passport

To apply for passports, simply ask your vet and they should be able to set you up with the proper documents, valid for your pet’s lifetime (or until all treatment spaces have been filled), where all treatments are recorded.

GPS

For 100% peace of mind, consider investing in a GPS tracking collar while you’re away. Lots of companies will allow you to rent one for around £30 for a 30 days, letting you follow their movements, speed and direction of travel from an app on your smartphone.

Tapeworm treatments

Unfortunately, dogs are the only animals required to undergo an EM tapeworm treatment 120-24 hours before they return to the UK. This can be a deal breaker for some, but is easy enough to arrange as long as your resort has a registered vet - and you book an appointment with them in good time. Most, especially if they’re year-round towns like Chamonix will have a resident vet. While they’re taking care of the procedure, make sure that they fill out the sections in your passport correctly – or you’ll run into issues at Calais.

They need to provide:
1) their signature and the date
2) their stamp
3) the date and time of the treatment and
4) the manufacturer and name of the product used (which must contain praziquantel or be a treatment proven as effective against “Echinoccocus multilocularis”)

Crossing the Channel with your Canine

Pre-travel check-up
We recommend consulting your vet about your pooch's health before packing his suitcase, as they should be able to confirm whether yours is fit for travel or needs booster shots, as well as advise you on preventative treatments.

Drive

Don't put your pup through the ordeal of a flight and then a transfer. If you take the Eurotunnel or the ferry, you can sit with them throughout the journey, administering reassuring strokes, plus have designated pet exercise areas on either side of the crossing. The Eurotunnel’s just 35 minutes, costs around £35 return and you stay in your car throughout (you just have to stop at the Pet Reception building before the check-in lanes). Ferries like P & O and Brittany Ferries to France will also let you cross with pets in your car (rather than an on-board kennel), and can be a bit cheaper.

Keep diet constant

While, for us, no ski trip would be complete without a few gallons of fondue and as much apfelstrudel as we can wolf down - new surroundings and a new diet won’t do your canine's stomach much good. Pack the boot with their usual grub - and try to keep sharing your dinner to a minimum (even when presented with those puppy dog eyes).

Don't stay in

Snuggling up by the fire may be half the charm of bringing your pup to your chalet, but don’t be tempted to spend all your free time indoors. Besides beautiful morning walks through the trees, restaurants and cafes across the Channel always seem a lot happier about having animals on their premises, so as soon as you're back from the slopes, pick up your pooch and take them out for après - it’s sure to get tails wagging.

Top ski chalets which allow dogs

Chalet Resort Country Sleeps Features
Chalet Clara St Anton Austria 6 Classic chalet, near bubble lift, flat walk to centre
Chalet Chanteclair B Meribel France 6-8 Ground floor chalet apartment, ski in/out
Chalet Les Chats Bleus Les Gets France 10-13 Near pistes, family chalet, pets may be allowed on request
Chalet Murr St Anton Austria 24-26 Freestanding chalet, 5 min flat walk to ski lifts & centre
Chalet Delphine La Plagne France 18-20 Ski in/out, family chalet, pets may be allowed on request
Chalet Epicea Courchevel France 6 Central to Courchevel 1650, near bubble lift
Chalet Sabaudia Meribel France 8-9 Peaceful location, 10 min to main square
Chalet Grand Mouflon Les Gets France 13 Family chalet, pets may be allowed on request
Chalet Nina St Anton Austria 8 Traditional chalet, near bubble lift, shared sauna
Chalet Chateau Alpe d’Huez France 15 Ski in/out, wellness facilities, pets may be allowed on request
Chalet Aquilina Val d’Isere France 6 Ski in/out, 5 min flat walk to centre
Chalet Olivia St Anton Austria 6-8 Chalet apartment, 6 minutes from village
Chalet Hokkaido Val d’Isere France 10 Central location, large chalet-apartment
Chalet Sandy Meribel France 8 Classic chalet, near pistes, bars and restaurants
Chalet Schneider St Anton Austria 12-14 In pedestrianised zone, near shops and lifts
Chalet Mouria Courchevel France 12-16 Trad freestanding chalet, Courchevel 1650
Chalet Petit Gibus Meribel France 6-8 Lovely freestanding chalet, 10 mins walk from village centre
Chalet Pinchbeck St Anton France 6 Ski in/out in good snow, 15 min walk from centre
Chalet Le Misti Courchevel France 8 Peaceful position, classic freestanding chalet
Chalet Levett St Anton Austria 18-21 Near bubble lift & ski school, car parking spaces

We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.


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