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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!

Take your dog with you to the Alps

your best friend can come with you to the Alps!

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

Eurotunnel

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.

P&O

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 pet passports, 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.

Brittany Ferries

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.

Travel with your dog to France via Eurotunnel

Ski holidays with one dog

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.

Paradiski

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

 

Southern Alps

Alpe d'Huez Cristal de l'Alpe, Residence Daria I Nor
Les Deux Alpes Goleon Val Ecrin
Isola 2000 Les Terrasses d'Isola
Montgenevre Le Napoleon

 

Tarentaise

La Rosiere Les Cimes Blanches, Le Lodge Hemera
Sainte Foy Le Ruitor, Les Fermes de Ste Foy

 

Grand Massif

Flaine Le Centaure

 

Dog-friendly ski holidays in France

For those who have more than one dog?

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
Belle Plagne Carlina

 

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:

  • Be sure you have the Pet Passport safe as no other documentation will be accepted. The pet must have been micro chipped and had the necessary vaccinations.
  • Dogs must be at least 3 months old to travel.
  • 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, and pack small few snacks! 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.

For more informations 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!

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