Dodge Ridge Ski Area
|Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area|
Jumper in Boulder Creek Canyon
|Nearest city||Pinecrest, California|
|Vertical||1,600 ft (490 m)|
|Top elevation||8,200 ft (2,500 m)|
|Base elevation||6,600 ft (2,000 m)|
|Skiable area||832 acres (337 ha)|
|Longest run||2 mi (3.2 km) (Stagecoach)|
|Lift system||12 lifts: 1 quad, 3 triples, 5 doubles, 4 surface|
|Snowfall||300 to 500 in (760 to 1,270 cm)|
Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area is a ski area near Pinecrest, California in Tuolumne County, off of Highway 108, 30 mi (48 km) east of Sonora. The resort in located in the Stanislaus National Forest and operates under a special use permit. Many skiers in Northern California use Dodge Ridge because of its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Yosemite National Park. The winter sports season typically lasts from late November through mid April.
The Mountain, which opened in 1951, has 832 acres (337 ha) skiable offering skiing for all ages and abilities. 20% of the trails are for beginners, and 40% of the trails are marked for intermediate as well as 40% for advanced skiers and snowboarders. There are five terrain parks from easy to advanced throughout the mountain, including the Stagecoach park, Rocky's Road, the Competition park, the Progression park, and the Boarder Cross Course. The most advanced park is the Stagecoach park which includes a staircase insert, a 14-foot wall, and large jumps.
The mountain offers many trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
In 2007, a new family lodge opened at Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area. The lodge includes a children's center, a bistro, and a ticket center. The rental center was renovated before the start of the 2008 season, and the parking lots recently repaved.
- "393 Inches of Snow Marks a Great Season at Dodge Ridge" (Press release). Dodge Ridge. April 17, 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area Website
- Dodge Ridge Interactive Trail Map
- Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
- Dodge Ridge-Parks