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Dodge Ridge

  Dodge Ridge is a great place for families and beginner skiers! You can't lose your kids like you can at the bigger resorts. They have a great all-day ski school program. They recently put in a new lodge, now all they need is some snow-making equipment. Says Bonnie.

I've been skiing Dodge since the early seventies. It seems to get better each year. The crowd that hangs there is warm and mixes well. It's fun to yell single just to see who turns up. See
    ya on the hill. Says John S.:.

Dodge Ridge is a pretty small resort compared to other ones nearby but it's got some really really good runs to get your adrenaline pumping. I prefer this place to many other larger resorts nearby.
Says Tom.

If you like spending all your time on the world's slowest chairs, Dodge is the place! I took my family(Dodge says its family friendly),$75 for a terrible lunch, bathrooms are a pig sty, kids took a lesson, stood around waiting for an overcrowded belt lift. What a rip off! Take your family somewhere else! Says Jay Jonstone Thu, 4 Feb 2010.

All 10 different ski lifts at this ski resort are capably kept up and run by welcoming people.
 
This ski resort has a good mixture of runs and enough good ski lifts to serve them all. The nearest ski mountain in possession of a more soaring altitude difference is 28 miles away. This ski hill has a much lower than average percentage of black and red slopes and a much higher than average share of green and blue runs. The yearly snowfall is stronger than average at Dodge Ridge. The 1,600 feet of elevation difference is quite all right; Dodge Ridge makes excellent use of it. The incredible annual snowfall of 33 feet is one of the most excellent characteristics of this ski area. This is a conventional size ski mountain with a drop that's around average if compared to other west coast ski mountains. Having a total of 59 slopes to ski on; there are ample slopes for every skill. A little bit of exercise and just being on the runs for a while are nice motives to come. Having the terrain being 815 acres you won't be without skiing territory. The mountaintops of the Central Sierra Nevada in wintertime are so picturesque you won’t believe it. The Central Sierra Nevada and its mountaintops is a surroundings worth seeing. The mountaintops of California covered in ice cold snow are a great location for snowboarding and skiing. This is a family friendly ski resort with a heap of beginner and intermediate runs. The nearby rooms are a bit away from the bottom area, but do book a room in advance of a trip because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're skiing or snowboarding, in this general neighborhood, you'll come upon loads of ski mountains. The natural beauty of the California hills and the nice feeling of zipping down the ski slopes are in themselves reason enough to come here to ski. This ski resort has a good array of runs; it's just not possible to get bored here. The snowboarding and the skiing in California is so much fun all winter season long.

Special features: 5 progression parks located throughout the park for all ability levels.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Dodge Ridge ski area.
 Ski Areas Near Dodge Ridge ski area:
Bear Valley, California , 18 miles away
   1900 foot drop, 11 lifts, 67 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Kirkwood, California , 28 miles away
   2000 foot drop, 15 lifts, 65 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Sierra at Tahoe, California , 34 miles away
   2212 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Badger Pass, California , 35 miles away
   540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
   5% Expert & Adv.
   55% Intermediate
   40% Beginner
Heavenly, California , 40 miles away
   3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Homewood, California , 51 miles away
   1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   15% Beginner
Granlibakken, California , 54 miles away
   300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   75% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Alpine Meadows, California , 56 miles away
   1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 58 miles away
   1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
   36% Expert & Adv.
   46% Intermediate
   18% Beginner
Squaw Valley, California , 58 miles away
   2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   45% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Dodge Ridge ski area:
Cherry Creek - West Fork, Tuolumne County , 7 miles away, Class V+ - 9.5 miles long (Bourland Meadow to Cherry Lake)
Stanislaus River - South Fork, Tuolumne County , 7 miles away, Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Highway 108 Bridge to Lyons Reservoir)
Clavey River, Tuolumne County , 13 miles away, Class V+ - 8.5 miles long (Upper Bridge to Lower Bridge)
 Trails Near Dodge Ridge ski area:
Emigrant Trail, Alpine , 16 miles away, 1.2 hiking miles, 463 feet elevation difference
 National Parks Near Dodge Ridge ski area:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA , 39 miles away

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