Dodge Ridge, CA is Reopening January 28, 2021

Mike Bartholow | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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Jimmy Phillips is stoked that Dodge Ridge is reopening | credit: Dodge Ridge

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Dodge Ridge, CA, will be resuming operations on Thursday, January 28, 2021. After sustaining significant tree and infrastructure damage due to high winds on January 19, Dodge Ridge will be back in action just in time for some of the best powder conditions of the season. The Mountain Operations and Ski Patrol teams, along with local loggers, worked diligently to get the mountain open after the impressive Mono Wind event. With a whopping 3-5′ in the forecast the next few days, this looks to be one of the best weekends of the season.

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The legendary Chris Anderson skiing Dodge Ridge powder | credit: Dodge Ridge

Snowfall at Dodge Ridge has been impressive the last few days, with 10″ Monday, 17″ Tuesday night, and 8″ during the day on Wednesday at the summit.  The National Weather Service forecast calls for another 29-35″ Wednesday night, 20-25″ on Thursday, and 2-4″ on Friday.  With sunny weather on Saturday and Sunday, this looks to be an awesome weekend for skiing and riding.

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Mike Bartholow skiing powder at Dodge Ridge | credit: Dodge Ridge

Dodge Ridge plans to have 70% of the mountain open and accessible by chairlifts on Thursday. Chairs 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 are scheduled to be open, along with the magic carpets and the historic rope tow. If you know Dodge Ridge, you know that having Chair 4 spinning is always special. Chair 8 is not scheduled to be open on Thursday. Stay tuned for updates on the status of Chair 8, Backside terrain, and the Granite Bowl.

Dodge Ridge is celebrating its 70th season of skiing and riding.  Established in 1950, Dodge Ridge is one of California’s most affordable, family-friendly, and convenient ski areas. If you’ve never visited this hidden Central Sierra gem, now is the time. Dodge Ridge is located on Highway 108, 35 miles east of Sonora, CA. To check out current conditions and plan your trip, check out the Snow Report Page at

Local bon vivant Kristen Chamberlain enjoying some Dodge Ridge powder. | credit: Dodge Ridge

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