DOGS AT BLUEBIRD
One of the most unique things about Bluebird Backcountry is that pups are allowed at the Base Area and on the mountain. Here’s everything you need to know about bringing your dog to Bluebird.
NEW FOR THE 22/23 SEASON
Dogs are allowed on the mountain every day we are open!
(Thursdays – Mondays)
Dog Passes are $10, and each dog in your party must have a Dog Pass. The Dog Pass covers your pup only, and does not provide you with access to the mountain. Day Passes may be purchased HERE.
22/23 Season Passes come with unlimited Dog Passes, meaning your pup basically gets a FREE season pass!
WHY YOUR PUP WILL LOVE BLUEBIRD
✓ Spend the day with their best friend (AKA you!) in the mountains
✓ The freedom to explore the mountain and make fresh tracks, too
✓ Lots of love and treats from humans
✓ They get to partake in the van life and camping dream
✓ Dogs can tag along on the uphill AND downhill with their owners
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
✓ Make sure you have the essentials for your dog at the Base Area and on the mountain.
✓ There will be other dogs. If your dog is off leash, they must be under voice control and always carry a leash just in case.
✓ Get a dog day pass. This comes with poop bags and treats for your pup. If you purchase a 22/23 Season Pass, you get unlimited dog passes for the 22/23 season!
Dog Day Passes for the 22/23 season will be available Fall 2022.
✓ Test out your pup’s cold tolerance. Just like humans, dogs get cold — and romping through the snow can be extra tiring for them. Start small with mellow tours and build up their fitness and cold tolerance over time.
On the Mountain:
✓ Leave no trace. Carry the poop bags we give out when you reserve a dog pass, cover up any yellow snow, and make sure to pack in and out any treats and food you bring.
✓ Bring food and water for your dog when touring.
✓ Bulk up your first aid kit with extra gauze, coban wrap, a syringe, tweezers, and extra treats. Here’s a great resource for building a pet first aid kit.
✓ Watch for shivers and cold paws. Dogs get cold just like humans! Keep an eye out for shivering and signs of cold and bring extra layers. A small insulated pad is a great seat for you and doubles as a bed for your dog during transitions.
✓ Don’t over fatigue them, as you may end up having to carry them down the hill.
In Case of Emergency:
✓ Bluebird Ski Patrol can help with people’s injuries as well as getting a dog off the mountain if they are seriously injured.
✓ Keep the numbers of local vets on hand. Here’s who we recommend:
BLUEBIRD BACKCOUNTRY DOG RULES
- Please refrain from bringing your dog inside the main tent.
- Leashes are not required at the Base Area or on the mountain, but your dog must be well behaved and controlled under voice command.
- Leashes must be carried in case your dog gets into a confrontation with another dog.
- All dog waste must be picked up and deposited into a trash can at the Base Area. Bluebird will provide poop bags.
- Each dog in your party must have a Dog Pass. The Dog Pass covers your pup only, and does not provide you with access to the mountain.
22/23 Dog Day Passes will become available in Fall 2022.
- Dogs are allowed (and encouraged) in the campground. No extra payment is needed when you bring your pup along.
- Know how to manage a doggie disagreement. If your pup gets in an argument with another dog: separate both animals, put them on leash, make sure they are both okay, and keep your dog on leash for the remainder of the time they are around other dogs.