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Dodge Ridge

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One Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest, CA 95364
+1 209-965-4444
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Bay Area's best kept secret-ski resort only 2 hour 45 min away

Depending on where you live in the bay area, I am sure this is the closest place to get some snow... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2016
San Jose
Good place for learners

Compared to Lake Tahoe, I liked this place more because it is very friendly for learners. It has... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2016
Mountain View, California, USA
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Eight-hundred-acre ski area boasts terrain for all ages and abilities.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ski resort” (12 reviews)
“bay area” (8 reviews)
One Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest, CA 95364
+1 209-965-4444
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

Depending on where you live in the bay area, I am sure this is the closest place to get some snow and skiiing. Its a great little ski place and perhaps the best for kids to learn and get their first experience with skiing. They...More

1  Thank malhot123
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Compared to Lake Tahoe, I liked this place more because it is very friendly for learners. It has good cafeteria with variety of choices. Take a Ski lesson and keep practicing in slopes without a lot of crowd. If there is any one not doing...More

2  Thank SatyaVummidi
Reviewed February 12, 2016

A hidden gem. Have been in the Bay Area for almost 20 years and have never heard of this area. Found it, like many people, by a google search for "nearest ski to san francisco." Dodge is a quick zip from the Peninsula, 2.5-3 hours...More

4  Thank suraimcfly
Reviewed January 26, 2016

I've been skiing at Dodge since I was a kid in high school. I loved it back then and love it even more now. Dodge Ridge isn't a huge resort, but it have improved and there's a lot more terrain now than when I was...More

1  Thank Keith T
Reviewed December 29, 2015

It was much less crowded than the crowded Lake Tahoe resorts.Our kids took semi-private lessons for two days and they were much more personalized and by the end of the lessons they were skiing down the slopes.

1  Thank mhparekh
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great place for to take lessons. Skiing is limited to 5 or so lifts but plenty of runs. Don't have to fight the Tahoe traffic and just several hours away from SF Bay Area. Well maintained resort. Cost a fraction of Tahoe skiing and so...More

1  Thank Mimi E
Reviewed December 14, 2015

We spent the day skiing here yesterday (during a nice little storm that brought 9 more inches to the slopes!). It was our first time skiing in the West (we are New Englanders recently transplanted to California). We read the reviews, and hoped for the...More

1  Thank Luckyenough
Reviewed September 10, 2015

It's small and easy to get in/out. The service is excellent and the people are just so nice. Not a lot of fancy amenities, no fine dining or ski in/ski out hotels. But, if you don't mind driving up to the slopes each morning, and...More

1  Thank Laura W
Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you want to learn skiing Dodge Ridge is the best place. After trying twice in Heavenly (Tahoe), I almost gave up on my skiing aspiration. However this year we bought the progression pass and it really worked for us. As some folks said the...More

2  Thank PM_Calif
Reviewed January 9, 2015

I liked the crew, a mature group of instructors and patrols. They definitely have better manners, and experience and you feel goos about leaving your children in their hands! I did not like the chair lifts: uncomfortable and without the bar to feel safe and...More

1  Thank Simona G
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January 24, 2015|
Response from PM_Calif | Reviewed this property |
Normally Dodgeridge is best from mid Jan to mid April. But this year is bad. Even Tahoe is dry right now. Pretty risky to ski or snowboard on pre-season conditions (like now)