What El Niño means for California skiers + riders

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Here at Dodge Ridge, as we look forward to the rapidly approaching 2015/16 ski and snowboard season, we are struck by the consensus amongst meteorologists and long-range weather forecasters that a strong El Niño pattern will have a dramatic impact on California’s weather this winter. Currently, many weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other institutions are comparing this year’s El Niño pattern to those experienced during the winters of 1997/98 and 1982/83 – both great ski/snowboard seasons in California and here at Dodge Ridge – leading savvy skiers and riders to invest in a season …

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Dodge Ridge Race Team shooting for six

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The Dodge Ridge Race Team is gearing up to defend the Silver Cup championship for a sixth straight year. With a still-strengthening El Nino weather pattern developing in the Pacific Ocean, Dodge Ridge Race Team members are getting geared up – literally and figuratively – for the upcoming 2015/16 race season. Team members gathered at Dodge Ridge on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4, for the 15th annual Race Team Weekend event to catch up with other team members, meet with team coaches and get outfitted with new gear for the 2015/16 season. Sales reps from Volkl, Atomic, Tecnica, …

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Dodge Ridge Labor Day Celebration

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Annual Labor Day Celebration | Sept 4 – 7, 2015 Our annual Labor Day Celebration is happening once again from Friday through Monday, Sept. 4 – 7, 2015. The BBQ will be on Saturday, September 5 from 11:30a to 2p. Join us with your favorite folks and a great beer selection. We’ll see you then… This year’s gear sale has discounts of up to 70% off hard goods, ski and snowboard apparel and accessories. Over 40 pairs of barely-used Demo Skis from Volkl, Rossignol and Nordica top the list of available deals at this year’s sale. All available at incredible prices …

Breakfast Cafe Now Open For Summer

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PINECREST, Calif. — July 3, 2015 Summer is here and The Breakfast Cafe at Dodge Ridge is now open. Start your day off with a delicious breakfast featuring a variety of freshly prepared breakfast items including: fresh eggs, cinnamon roll french toast, breakfast burritos, mimosas, Starbucks coffee, espresso, and more. Wi-Fi is also available to use while you enjoy your breakfast. The Breakfast Cafe is located inside Dodge Ridge’s North Fork Bistro and is a short 3 mile drive up Dodge Ridge Rd. from Pinecrest Lake. Join us every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all summer long from 7:00 – 11:30 …

Dodge Ridge Race Team Keeps the Silver Cup for a 5th Straight Season after last weekend’s 2015 Far West Central Series Slalom Race at Bear Valley!

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Over 100 total U10 – U14 racers competed in the last race before the Championships March 18, 2015 — PINECREST, Calif. – This past weekend, March 14th & 15th, the Dodge Ridge Race Team traveled back to Bear Valley for the 3rd and final race of the 2015 USSA Far West Central Series Season. Competitors from China Peak, Badger Pass, Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge all vied for the top spot as the Dodge Ridge Race Team’s strong results secured the overall Central Series team championship and brings the Silver Cup home again for the 5th straight year. Racing started early on Saturday morning …

Bear Valley Hosts Over 100 Total Racers for the 2015 USSA Far West Central Series Giant Slalom Races This Past Weekend!

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The Dodge Ridge Race Team pursues the Silver Cup for a 5th Straight Season March 6, 2015 — PINECREST, Calif. – Competitors from China Peak, Badger Pass, Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge all vied for the top spot as the Dodge Ridge Race Team’s strong results moved the team closer to winning the Far West Central Series Silver Cup Championship for the 5th straight year. After a winter storm rolled through the area Friday evening into Saturday morning the Bear Valley staff diligently worked to prepare the hill for racing with the help of many volunteers. The Dodge Ridge Race Team (DRRT) was lead …

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Winter Is a Great Time To Exercise… Outside!

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Most people recognize the benefits of regular exercise, and recent university studies have found that working out in nature leads to greater emotional well being and better sleep then exercising indoors, but during the colder months the weather becomes an easy excuse to justify breaking the good fitness habits we have carefully built up over time. The days are shorter and the weather is cooler, but with a little preparation and planning there is no reason not to keep up a regular exercise plan that incorporates the unique opportunities and challenges of the winter season. Activities like hiking, cross country …

Dodge Ridge Race Team Wins at the Rassmusen Classic Race

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Dodge Ridge Race Team Delivers a Commanding Performance at the USSA Far West Central Series Rassmusen Classic Slalom and Giant Slalom Race Sixty-four total U8 – U14 racers (ages 13 and under) got the USSA Far West Central Series Junior Race Season underway at Bear Valley this past weekend. Jan 13, 2015 — PINECREST, Calif. –  The Dodge Ridge Race Team took a commanding position this past weekend, January 10 & 11, winning the first Far West Central Series Ski Race of the 2015 season against teams from Bear Valley, China Peak, and Yosemite Winter Club.  The two day Slalom and …

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10″ From the Past 48 Hours Opens The 2014/15 Season!

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Powder Days Are The Best Way To Kick Off A Season Falling right on the heels of the major storm that dropped 19″ of snowfall this past week, the past 48 hours of winter have added an additional 10″ of new snowfall giving Dodge Ridge an Opening Day Powder Day. Here’s a quick rundown of how the 2014/15 Season is kicking off: 10″ of New Snowfall from the past 48 Hours on top of the 19″ from last week Over 75% of the Mountain is Open 58 runs open 29 Groomed runs Rocky’s Road Park is open with 6 Features Chairs 1, 3, …

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First Snow of the Season!

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The first winter storm blankets the slopes with 6 to 10 inches of snow! November 2, 2014 — PINECREST, Calif. – The fall of 2014’s first cold and snowy winter storm swept into the Sierra Nevada on Friday, October 31, and blanketed the slopes of Dodge Ridge with snowfall measured at 6 inches at the base area and over 10 inches at Dodge Ridge’s 8,200 foot summit. This early season snowfall was a very welcomed sight with the snow level as low as Twain Harte on Highway 108.  Every year the first snow kindles fond thoughts of the holidays ahead and …