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Address: One Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest, CA 95364
Phone Number: +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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Bay Area's best kept secret-ski resort only 2 hour 45 min away

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 February 2016
malhot123
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San Jose
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Gilroy, California
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378 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

The ski resort is ok but the management is dishonest. They lied and hold deep distrust in skiers. I have never seen so dishonest business like this one. Stay away from this ski resort as you might fall victim some day.

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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 23 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 78 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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San Jose, California
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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 22 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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Maine
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We spent the day skiing here yesterday (during a nice little storm that brought 9 more inches to the slopes!). It was our first time skiing in the West (we are New Englanders recently transplanted to California). We read the reviews, and hoped for the best as it was a bit of a trek out there from the Monterey area... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

It's small and easy to get in/out. The service is excellent and the people are just so nice. Not a lot of fancy amenities, no fine dining or ski in/ski out hotels. But, if you don't mind driving up to the slopes each morning, and want someplace that is not crowded, Dodge Ridge is just great!

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