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Address: One Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest, CA 95364
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+1 209-965-4444
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Eight-hundred-acre ski area boasts terrain for all ages and abilities.

Eight-hundred-acre ski area boasts terrain for all ages and abilities.

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Good ski resort for beginners

The ticket price is reasonable, and they have some easy lifts. They even have a conveyor belt and a rope for first timers. Also, this resort is close to the Bay Area, making it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Jose, CA
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Cupertino, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent resort for families. They have a great kid's club program. Reasonably priced private lessons. Very friendly and experienced instructors. Area to drop-off your skis/snowboards before parking. Closest to bay area (just under 3 hours drive). A place for all levels and no gondola. Friendly lift operators who are very patient with beginners. Lodge provides good variety of food at... More 

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San Jose, CA
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75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ticket price is reasonable, and they have some easy lifts. They even have a conveyor belt and a rope for first timers. Also, this resort is close to the Bay Area, making it possible for the Bay Area residents to make a day trip. The down side is that they close too early, at 4pm. If you arrive at... More 

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washington dc
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for beginners, lots of easy terrain and the conveyor belt area is perfect for very young first timers. Great location to the SF area.

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Gilroy, California
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378 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Close to the SF bay area, family friendly, economical, and lots of fun this is a great place to ski and snowboard, great instructors too.

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San Jose
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 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 have some WONDERFUL WONDERFUL ski instructors. Place is nice, small, and you feel welcome. Not... More 

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Mountain View, California, USA
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62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 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 any snow sports they can just sit inside warm area of cafe, enjoy views and... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 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 PLUS a ski bus service taking you from the no-snow town of Sonora to Dodge... More 

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Merced, California
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 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 in high school. The prices are reasonable compared to what you'd get in many of... More 

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1 Thank Keith T
San Jose, California
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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.

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1 Thank mhparekh
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89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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 much closer.

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