The Squaw Valley Aerial Tram, one of Squaw Valley's most popular year-round attractions, is dog-friendly! There is a charge to ride up the mountain but, if you hike up to high camp (elevation 8200 ft) with Fido, the tram will give you both a ride down for free. The best way to hike up is the Shirley Lake Trail. It's a 3-hour hike with a rest stop at the popular dog-friendly swimming hole, Shirley Lake. The restaurant at the top of the tram also welcomes Fido at the outdoor tables.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Squaw Valley Aerial Tram has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 2 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Aug. 24, 2017
    Awesome Adventure Stacy D Aug. 24, 2017
    Awesome Adventure

    Not only was the gondola pet friendly but most of the businesses were as well. You had to eat outside on the patio with your pet but we expected as much. ALL of the staff from the ticket booth to the restaurant wait staff were all welcoming and friendly. The views are breath taking and what a beautiful way to spend your vacation. If you go to the restaurant make sure you say hi to Amber, she's a great waitress and loves pets.

  • More than one year ago.
    Breathtaking viewsSamantha More than one year ago.
    Breathtaking views

    The tram itself can be a little crowded depending on the time of day that you go. The tram ride takes just a few minutes to climb up 2,000 feet to the what they call, High Camp. Once you reach High Camp, you have breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. I could only imagine how it would look in the winter. There were a few restaurants up there, but I'm not sure if any of them were pet friendly. I'm sure there are things that you can grab and eat on the veranda at right outside of the tram area.

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