Located in Pinecrest just 30 miles east of Sonora up Highway 108. The top elevation is 8,200 feet and it is 6,600 feet at the parking lot/base, offering a 1,600 foot vertical drop. Dodge Ridge is by far the closest, most accessible, family-friendly winter sports area to the Central Valley and Bay Area.
Dodge Ridge Facts
- Open daily as snowfall permits
- 60 trails: 12 beginner, 24 intermediate, and 24 expert
- 11 lifts (one fixed grip quad, two triples, five doubles, conveyor 1 & 2 for lessons only, and a surface lift)
Children’s lessons are available in the Snowsports Center for 3-5 year olds or visit the Family Lodge and take them upstairs for a day of fun with the Preschool Snowplay Program.
For current conditions information, check our Daily Snow Report listing for Dodge Ridge.
For rentals and other costs: visit their web site or call (209) 965-3474.
Dodge Ridge History
The Helm family has owned and operated Dodge Ridge for the last 36 years of the resort’s 61 year history. Seven Chairlifts were built in 1985 and chair 8 in 1998, which subsequently tripled the skiable acreage available to Dodge Ridge skiers and riders.
In 2007 a $6 million base area expansion included the addition of the 16,000 sq. ft. Family Lodge. The most recent expansion is the doppelmayar T-Bar in the summer of 2011. T-Bar 643 gains access to the second summit, doubling the length of the shots.
Future expansions to Dodge Ridge include a complete chairlift infrastructure upgrade with the addition of the second summit chairlift and a high speed detachable lift connecting the lower mountain to the summit with a vertical rise of over 1,400 ft.
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