Dodge Ridge Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Pinecrest, CA. We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Dodge Ridge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Dodge Ridge is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.
Dodge Ridge Lodging:
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Dodge Ridge has a total of 67 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 852 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 345 hectares, 1 square miles, or 3 square kilometers.
Dodge Ridge's slopes see on average 385 inches (152 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 32 feet a year!
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort Elevation
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,200 feet, or 2,499 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,600 feet (488 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 8,200 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort Difficulty Level
52.4out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Dodge Ridge has 852 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Dodge Ridge is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Dodge Ridge Ski Resort good for beginners?
Dodge Ridge can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort Location
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Pinecrest, CA.
Pinecrest, CA 95364 USA
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Getting to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Dodge Ridge Ski Resort), its coordinates of 38.18000, -119.95000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Pinecrest, CA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort.
|Reno–Tahoe International Airport||RNO||Reno, NV||92 mi|
|Sacramento International Airport||SMF||Sacramento, CA||96 mi|
|Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport||SJC||San Jose, CA||122 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Dodge Ridge.
|Sacramento Mather Airport||MHR||Sacramento, CA||77 mi|
|Fresno Yosemite International Airport||FAT||Fresno, CA||98 mi|
|Monterey Peninsula Airport||MRY||Monterey, CA||151 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Dodge Ridge Ski Resort.
|Kirkwood||Kirkwood, CA||9,800 ft||56%||35 mi|
|Sierra-at-Tahoe||South Lake Tahoe, CA||8,852 ft||51%||44 mi|
|Heavenly||South Lake Tahoe, CA||10,067 ft||71%||52 mi|
|June Mountain||June Lake, CA||10,090 ft||66%||55 mi|
|Mammoth Mountain||Mammoth Lakes, CA||11,053 ft||68%||62 mi|
|Homewood||Homewood, CA||7,800 ft||51%||63 mi|
|Granlibakken Tahoe||Tahoe City, CA||6,350 ft||14%||68 mi|
|Alpine Meadows||Olympic Valley, CA||8,673 ft||56%||70 mi|
|Palisades Tahoe||Olympic Valley, CA||9,050 ft||76%||71 mi|
|Northstar||Truckee, CA||8,610 ft||51%||76 mi|
|Sugar Bowl||Truckee, CA||8,383 ft||51%||78 mi|
|Mount Rose||Reno, NV||9,700 ft||58%||80 mi|
|Donner Ski Ranch||Norden, CA||7,781 ft||37%||81 mi|
|Boreal||Soda Springs, CA||7,700 ft||29%||82 mi|
|Soda Springs||Soda Springs, CA||7,300 ft||30%||82 mi|
|Tahoe Donner||Truckee, CA||7,350 ft||25%||83 mi|
|Big Bear Mountain||Big Bear Lake, CA||8,805 ft||56%||88 mi|
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,200 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,600 ft|
(20% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 40% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||385 inches|