Dodge Ridge

Skiing and Snowboarding

Take to the slopes.
Dodge Ridge is the place to be.

Dodge Ridge Ski Resort

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Dodge Ridge Ski Area is located 33 miles east of Sonora, California, just 3 miles off Highway 108. Dodge Ridge Ski Area is a family-oriented resort with runs designed to match the abilities of everyone from beginners to advanced. Because Dodge Ridge Ski Area is the closest Sierra skiing and snowboarding facility to the San Francisco Bay Area, the resort draws day users as well as those staying overnight in the mountains.

Dodge Ridge Resort Overview

Dodge Ridge Ski Area has a base elevation of 6,600 feet and a summit elevation of 8,200 feet, giving it a vertical drop of 1, 600 feet. The ski and snowboard resort covers an area of 832 acres with 20% designated for beginners, 40% for intermediate runs, and 40% for advanced runs. It also has three free-style terrain parks. Overall, there are 62 different runs. The longest run, Stagecoach, is 2 miles long.

2nd Summit Lift

In 2011 Dodge Ridge opened 2nd Summit with a new Doppelmayr T-Bar Lift accessing expanded terrain. The new lift allows skiers to access longer expert and advanced runs above Granite Bowl.

To view a map of Dodge Ridge Ski Area runs, see Dodge Ridge Ski Run Map.

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Dodge Ridge's 12 lifts include 1 quad, 2 triples, 5 doubles, and 4 surface lifts. Typically the resort is open from December through April for skiing and snowboarding, although some years they have opened in early November. The average annual snowfall is from 300 to 500 inches. Dodge Ridge first opened in 1951 and has been a favorite destination for families for 60 years. The Dodge Ridge Ski and Snowboarding School is known as one of the best in the Sierra.

Hours of Lift Operation: 9am to 4pm

Dodge Ridge Ski Area Lift Tickets

2017-18 Season

(Half day begins at 12:30 pm)

Age Full Day Half Day Season Pass2
1 parents share one ticket, take turns
2 Prices for season passes good through November
Adult 20-64 $72 $68 $479
Teen 13-19 $59 $55 $429
Youth 6-12 $24 $20 $179
Senior 65-81 $48 $44 $349
Golden Age 82+ Free Free Free
Child 5 & Under Free Free Free
Active Military 20-64 $60 NA NA
Active Military 18-19 $50 NA NA
Parent Exchange1 $72 NA NA

Dodge Ridge Ski and Snowboard Rentals - 2017 - 2018 Prices

8:00am to 5:00pm, Opens at 7:30am on weekends and holidays

Full Day and Half Day Prices
All Day
8:00 - 4:00
Half Day
12:30 - 4:00
1includes boots and poles
Skis/Snowboard Package1 Adult & Teen (age 13+) $43 $38
Skis/Snowboard Package1 Youth (12 and under) $33 $28
Skis/Snowboard Only - Adult & Teen (age 13+) $30
Skis/Snowboard Only - Youth (12 and under) $25
Boots Only $25 $25
Poles Only $5 $5
Helmets - All Ages $10 $10
Telemark Package $60 $40
Nordic Package $25 $25
Snowshoes (without boots) $20 $20


Dodge Ridge Skiing and Snowboarding Schools
2017 - 2018

Dodge Ridge Ski Area offers a variety of lesson packages designed to match the abilities of skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. For more details about children's programs, see Dodge Ridge Children's Programs.
Reservations: (209) 965-3474 between 8 AM and 5 PM everyday or in-person at Dodge Ridge.

Children's Ski and Snowboard Lessons*
Lesson Type Length
Helmets are included in all children's lessons
Intro to Snow,
Ages 2 - 5
2 Hours One on One Instruction, Lift ticket, Rental Equipment & Helmet.
Reservations (209) 965-3474 (8am-5pm)
Kinder Ski + Ride Program,
Ages 4 - 5
4½ Hours 3 on 1 Instruction, Lift ticket, Rental Equipment & Helmet, Lunch, Snacks
Reservations (209) 965-3474 (8am-5pm)
Kid's Club,
Ages 4-12
All Day (6 hrs.) or
Half Day (2½-hrs.)
Group size usually 4 - 8, Lift Ticket, Rental Equipment, Lunch and/or Snacks Half Day $124
Full Day $148

*Some changes in hours apply on days with low attendance. See Dodge Ridge Children's Program

Adult and Teen Ski and Snowboard Lessons*
Lesson Type Length
*Ages 13 and older
Level 1 - Beginning lesson on learning terrain 2 Hours Group Lesson, Rental Equipment, Lift ticket for lifts 1, 2, & 6 $96
Level 2 & 3 - Skill development lesson on learning terrain 2 Hours Group Lesson, Rental Equipment, Lift ticket for lifts 1, 2, & 6 $96
Levels 4 - 6 - Advance your skills on all types of terrain 2 Hours Group Lesson, Rental Equipment, Lift ticket for all lifts $138
Lesson Only - Levels 1 - 6 2 Hours Group Lesson - does not include lift ticker or rental equipment $70

Reservations for lessons: 209-965-3474.
For more details about adult and teen lessons, see Dodge Ridge Adult and Teen Lessons.


Current Weather Conditions

Weather conditions at Pinecrest reflect the current conditions for nearby Dodge Ridge Ski Area. Pincrest is only 3 miles from Dodge Ridge.

Pinecrest is at 5,600 feet of elevation. Dodge Ridge Ski Area, at the base of the slopes (6,600'), is usually about 3 degrees colder than Pinecrest.

The top of the highest lift (8,150') at Dodge Ridge is often about 7 - 10 degrees colder than at Pinecrest.

Dodge Ridge Snow Report   Dodge Ridge Web Cams


Adaptive Lessons

Dodge Ridge Ski Area offers private lessons for guests with adaptive needs including cognitive and physical disabilities. Reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Rental equipment is included.

If requested, a guide for an adaptive skier can be provided for $TBA per hour. If the guest is accompanied by their own guide, Dodge Ridge will provide a complimentary lift ticket.

2-hour lessons for ages 6 and older: $138, additional hours $70 Check the Dodge Ridge - Adaptive Programs website for all adpative services.
Contact Gary Townsend, Snowsports Supervisor, 209-965-3474


Dodge Ridge Ski Area Facilities and Services

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  • Dodge Ridge Sport Shop
  • Dining
    • Creekside Cafe, breakfast and lunch, open at 7:00am; includes Boulder Bar
    • North Fork Bistro, located in the Family Lodge (shown right)
    • Local's Cafe, BBQ, bottom of Chair 7, open weekends and holidays
  • Free Ski Check (storage), bottom of chair 3
  • Parent Exchange Program - 2 parents share one lift ticket, take turns
  • Group rate discounts
  • Locker rentals available for the season
  • Preferred Parking Passes for sale - park up close

Website: Dodge Ridge