Dodge Ridge Ski Area

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Summary

A family-friendly ski option that is closer and cheaper than the likes of other resorts like Tahoe.

Distance

0.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

136.9 miles

Difficulty

3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

0 hours

Seasonality

Spring, Fall, and Winter

Nov-April

Dog Friendly

No

Fees Permits

Yes

Lift tickets, rentals

Land Website

Dodge Ridge Ski Area

Review

Intro

Technically the closest snow to the Bay Area, Dodge Ridge provides a fun family ski environment. Smaller than the Tahoe resorts with just 832 ski acres, this resort provides lessons and beginner-friendly skiing in addition to more advanced trails.

What Makes It Great

It doesn't promise many frills and, because it has less snow-making and grooming equipment than the bigger resorts, trails can sometimes be closed. Dodge Ridge is on the edge of Yosemite, making it a great base for other winter activities. As a closer, cheaper option to Tahoe, Dodge Ridge also has a local devoted following from the Sonora area. Discounted lift tickets can be obtained in Sonora or, frequently, from ski conventions. Nearby Pinecrest Lake is home to the University of California alumni summer camp, making it a popular location for many Bay Area families -- who all think it's their own little secret!

Who is Going to Love It

This is a nice, family-friendly area that is perfectly good for skiers of all levels to get in their turns. It's small but closer to the bay area, which saves a long drive out to Tahoe. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Dodge Ridge Ski area is located at 1 Dodge Ridge Rd, Pinecrest, CA 95364. For current conditions and ticket prices, please visit their website

Location

Dodge Ridge Ski Area

1 Dodge Ridge Road
Pinecrest, CA, 95364
38.191072, -119.96196

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