Mountain Info

Base Elevation
6600 ft/2012 m
Vertical Drop
1600 in.
Peak Elevation
8200 ft/2500 m
48-Hr Snowfall
Avg Base Depth
Last Snowfall
Jan 09, 2018
Last Snowfall Amount
2 in.
Previous Snowfall
Previous Snowfall Amount
Season Total
2 in.

Resort Information

The easy drive to Dodge Ridge makes it your best option for your vacation get-a-way. Dodge Ridge is located just 160 miles from San Francisco and only 80 miles from Modesto with no mountain passes to drive through on the way. Dodge Ridge was founded on the ideals of family. Beginning with the Purdy family and continuing on today with the Helm family, core family values remain the foundation of Dodge Ridge. Over the last 37 years the Helm family has dedicated themselves to the continued growth of Dodge Ridge.

Bay Area Directions:

Highway 108 connects Dodge Ridge to the San Francisco Bay Area via Interstate 580, Route 205 to Interstate 5 North. Merge onto Highway 120 East at exit 461, toward Manteca/Sonora. In Oakdale, turn left at F Street to merge with Highway 108 East toward Sonora and follow 108 for 60 mile to Pinecrest & Dodge Ridge turnoff.

Monterey Bay Area Directions:

Take Pacheco Pass (Hwy 152) to Los Banos, Route 165 North to Turlock, Hwy 99 North to Modesto, Hwy 108 to Pinecrest & Dodge Ridge.

Dodge Ridge is located 30 miles east of Sonora, near Pinecrest, just off of Highway 108. Turn
right off of 108 onto Pinecrest Lake Road – if you get to Strawberry you’ve
gone a bit too far. About a 1/3 mile down Pinecrest Lake Road take the first right onto Dodge
Ridge Road. We’re just a few miles up the road.


Review Your Experience

  • Fred Smith

    Dodge Ridge is a smaller area, has a new lodge, surprisingly good cafeteria food that is reasonably priced, is a great family area, relatively empty mid-week even on powder days, and definitely is a bargain for families due to the cost and closeness to the parking area. The lifts are older but in good working order. The grooming and non-grooming (leaving some powder alone) is good. There is no retaining pond or lake for water, so don’t expect snowmaking. Wait until there is a good base and then you can enjoy yourself at this overlooked gem of a ski area.

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