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Dodge Ridge

Located in Pinecrest just 30 miles east of Sonora up Highway 108. The elevation is 8,200 feet and 6,600 feet at the base area, 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
  • 60 trails: 12 beginner, 24 intermediate, and 24 expert
  • 11 lifts (one fixed grip quad, two triples, five doubles, a carpet conveyor, and two surface lifts)

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.

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.