Ski, Ride & Play for Habitat

2014 Ski, Ride & Play for Habitat and The Taste of Tuolumne

Jeff Hauff Events, Media Center, Plan Your Trip

March 3, 2014 — PINECREST, Calif. – This upcoming Saturday, March 8, Dodge Ridge proudly hosts the annual Ski, Ride & Play for Habitat and the Taste for Tuolumne with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Tuolumne County.  This exciting day is filled with a Vertical Feet Challenge Ski-a-Thon (for all ages and abilities), Live Music featuring local favorite Uplands Drive, and a sampling of the region’s best food, wine & Beer at the Taste of Tuolumne!

Habitat For Humanity of Tuolumne County (HFHTC) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live in dignity and safety. The Ski, Ride & Play for Habitat and Taste of Tuolumne is an annual event at Dodge Ridge created as a way to give to the community by hosting an action-packed day of fun and exciting events with all proceeds benefiting HFHTC.

Events kick off on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. with the start of the Vertical Feet Ski-A-Thon Challenge. Participants can compete individually or as part of a team with each lift ride earning points towards determining an overall Challenge winner.  Extra points can be picked up by completing additional challenges during the event and by wearing a silly hat or costume throughout the Vertical Feet Challenge. Pre-registration is recommended though sign-ups will be available the day of the Challenge.  Dodge Ridge season pass holders may compete with a donation of any amount to HFHTC and for other competitors lift tickets are only $10, with a $100 donation to Habitat for Humanity. Visit the Events & Activities page to download a pledge form and begin securing your sponsorships now!

The Taste of Tuolumne is open to the public on Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. and includes unlimited food samples from:  Black Oak CasinoThe Candy VaultChristopher’s Ristorante ItalianoMcCaffrey HousePizza FactoryThe Rock of Twain HarteDiestel TurkeyChina HouseTwain Harte Market and more with beer and wine tastings provided by Miller/CoorsBarefoot WinesGallo WinesGianelli Vineyardsand Indigeny! In addition, the Taste of Tuolumne features live music from Sonora-based Uplands Drive performing a mix of classic, modern and alternative rock along with today’s favorites. Taste of Tuolumne tickets are available in person at Dodge Ridge for just $20 with kids 12 & under free.

The Taste of Tuolumne

For more information on this weekend’s Ski, Ride & Play for Habitat Challenge and the Taste for Tuolumne please call Dodge Ridge at (209) 965-3474 or visit the Events & Activities page.


Located in Tuolumne County off highway 108, Dodge Ridge is by far the closest skiing and riding to Bay Area & Central Valley locations. The resort offers 1,600 vertical feet, 67 runs, 12 lifts and 852 acres of skiable terrain. For reservations and additional information please visit or call (209) 965-3474.