California, United States
Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area is a ski & snowboard resort located in Tuolumne County , California just 30 miles east of Sonora, California off of Highway 108. The resort in located in the Stanislaus National Forest and operates under a special permit from the National Forest Service. Being that the resort is around 150 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area, many skiers in Northern California use Dodge Ridge because of its location to the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Yosemite National Park. The usual running time for the resort is late-November thru mid-April.
The Mountain, which opened in 1951, has 832 acres 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.
Additionally, the mountain offers many trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Boulder Creek Canyon
Recently, the resort has opened up Boulder Creek Canyon that offers more advanced skiing, has increased the size of the ski area
Beginning with the 2007 season, a brand new family lodge opened at Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area. The lodge includes a new children's center, a bistro, and a new ticket center. In addition to the lodge, the rental center was renovated before the start of the 2008 season, and the parking lots have been repaved for the year.
Plus, the resort got a boost from the addition of Corby Fisher as the new Director of Snowsports & Events. Fisher is formerly of the United States Ski Team and was the United States Jumping Coach during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Dodge Ridge Ski Area
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