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Dodge Ridge Ski Area Reviews

iskibear

Pretty Good Family Place

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Pros: great family place, great all around terrain, great price

Cons: snow is not quit as good as Bear Valley gets

This is a good little resort, plenty of hills for all types.  Little crowds, close to get to.  Only thing is for the same price and drive, Bear Valley gets more and better quality snow.  I still plan to go here at least once a season.  Jer Nelson
HellcatBlake

The Little Jem of California

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Pros: NO lift lines EVER, powder, no crouds

Cons: SLOW lifts, lack of expert vertical terrain

I have been skiing at Dodge Ridge since i was 4 years old (I am 19 now). We had a Cabin near by so that was where my family skied. I have also skied just about every resort in Tahoe multiple times, and have had a few bad experiences. But i have never had a bad day at Dodge. The mountain has a very personal homely feeling. The people working the lifts are locals that have lived in the area their whole lives, and the food is great at both the bottom lodge and the midway grill (still the best cheeseburger i have ever had). As for the terrain, its not squaw steep, but it's deep. The mountain is in this little pocket where the snow DUMPS. Because of the lack of crowds, you can ski powder all...
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SNPete

A nice low key resort.

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Pros: Low key, friendly, Great place for the intermediate to advance skiier. Short lift lines. Inexpensive lift tickets.

Cons: Poor grooming, but that could be a plus. Slow lifts

While this resort lacks steep runs, its varied terrian makes it a fun place to ski. Plenty of tree skiing, ungroomed areas and the powder doesn't get skiied out by lunch as is the case in many resorts. Similar feeling resorts from my limited experience: Solitude, Homewood, Bear Valley CA. Almost the exact opposite of Deer Valley (and I mean that in a positive way). Some would say that the grooming is subpar. They have this custom of grooming at the end of the day, so if it snows a foot overnight, the next morning you have to contend with a foot of fresh snow over the groomed run. Happens a lot. I guess skiing in a foot of fresh is not the end of the world. ;-)  Also during the week they...
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