You'll find fluffy snow and furry dogs in the pet-friendly places in the community of Olympic Valley, California! Olympic Valley is also known under the moniker, Squaw Valley, a ski resort that looks completely different during the winter months than the rest of the year. As soon as there's enough snow to powder the slopes, skiers flock to the valley to enjoy the winter ski season. Many skiers who don't want to part ways with their dogs love visiting Olympic Valley for the abundance of pet-friendly options. The community is one of many ski resorts around Lake Tahoe, but might be the one to "off-fur" the most accommodations for dog owners!
Whether you visit for the summer activities or skiing, you'll love bringing your dog to Olympic Valley! There are things to do in the community all year! Pet owners have access to veterinarians and pet groomers in Tahoe City, which is only a 13-minute drive from the resort. If you need to grab dog food, toys, or treats there's a pet store right within the Squaw Valley resort! Once you get finish skiing, you can choose between 5 "dif-fur-rent" pet-friendly restaurants where Fido can join you to eat no matter the season!
Does your dog like to shop with you for some retail therapy that resembles "Vanity Fur"? The Olympic Village is known for boutiques and department stores that are pet-friendly and will let you bring Fido along with you to shop. After some shopping, you can head over to PlumpJack Café — a dog-friendly restaurant with a beautiful backyard patio that is open for doggos. During the cold season, there are plenty of patio heaters that keep all species warm. You and Fido can order delicious entrees like Pappardelle Pasta, Grilled Bison Strip Steak, or a Watsonville Strawberry Salad. What more could Fido ask for than a day filled shopping and good eating?
Does your dog love going out to eat with you? Of course they do! Every oppawtunity for a dog is an opportunity for a treat! On Squaw Valley Road, you'll find two pet-friendly restaurants to choose from — [email protected] and Fireside Pizza. At [email protected], you'll find worldly entrees served in a bar-style atmosphere. You can try entrees like Cold Soba Bowl, Falafel Pancakes, or Duck Confit. You can also try Fireside Pizza! This spot has gourmet pizza and pasta dishes like The Big Mountain Pizza, Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza, and Italian Herb Shrimp Penne. Your dog will love joining you for a night out on the town!
Does your dog like eating table scraps after you pass them some under the table at sushi restaurants? If you stay near toward the eastern side of East Squaw Valley, you can head over to Suko Yama Sushi. This dog-friendly sushi restaurant serves both modern and traditional sushi, sashimi, nigiri, and various Asian tapas. You and Fido can order specialty hand rolls like Solomon’s Tsunami, Kat’astrophe, or the Placer Gold. Suko Yama is a great place for "whining and dining" with both $5 and $10 rolls that won't get "im-paws-sibly" expensive. Your dog will be thanking you for the night out to eat in barks and licks!
Does your dog like a good challenging hike up with beautiful scenery and scents to sniff and explore? If you live further south, you can explore Deer Park to hike the Five Lakes Creek Trailhead. This 4.4-mile trail is a loop trail that follows Lake Tahoe. It's completely dog-friendly and is a great place for Fido to get the chance to sniff the trees and get some exercise in the densely forested areas around the trail. The trail is rated moderately challenging, but there is a 1,000-foot elevation gain, so you might want to stretch and make sure Fido gets plenty of water! Don't forget to bring your camera and the leash!