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“Soda Springs, Norden, CA (Planet Kids)”
Review of Soda Springs

Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Norden
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Owner description: Active snow-play resort with skiing and special snow tubing hills.
Penngrove, California
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Soda Springs, Norden, CA (Planet Kids)”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

I saw a pamplet at the Sport Shop for Soda Springs Planet Kids. It looked like it would be so much fun for lile kids. So we went there. It was very different, much smaller and no place for the kids to just build a snowman. On top of paying to get in the kid area, you have to pay $30 for the kids to have a 30 min.ski lesson. I would advise you to save your money and bring your own sled. Find a safe area off the side of the road and have fun with you kids & your own sled.For the money you spend to go into Soda Springs Planet kids you can buy your own sled and have it every year.

Visited February 2014
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Fremont, California
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice choice for family with non-skiers/riders”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The tubing was a great alternative for the non-skiers. The small size let us let the older kids be more free.

Visited January 2013
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CA
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Tubing is great kids”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

For $25, you can go tubing all day. I suggest you go early while the wait is not too long. Once it's after 11am on the weekend, you will need to wait a while for your turn.

We did not go ski there, their price seems to be higher than Donner ski ranch which is about 5-10 minutes drive away.

Visited February 2013
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Rancho Cordova, California
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131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very disappointed with this ski resort for kids”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

I brought my two girls to planet kids at the soda springs ski resort it was the first time either of them had been to the mountains or skiing. You can imagine their excitement when we got here and they saw all the snow. This is a really great place for kids however very disorganized and the wait time for rentals is ridiculous. They had literally one person in the rental area to give kids boots, skiis and snowboards. You could tell the employee was very stressed out but nobody came to help him out as the line continued to build up. The tubing hill is very small and I was very disappointed in the overall cost for such a small area. We will definitely be going somewhere else next time it's not worth the money to come here

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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 reviews
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“Fun For First Time In The Snow”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Planet Kids at Soda Springs was great! Small children can do some gentle or faster tubing, learn to ski, and of course climb and play in the snow with a parent or guardian all day for one reasonable flat price.

Visited February 2012
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