Let's All Come Together To Make This Winter Work
We will be opening for the 2020/21 Season as soon as Mother Nature delivers as we enter into our 70th Anniversary Season of Skiing + Riding at Dodge Ridge.
We encourage you to visit the site regularly. We will continue to update this page as we complete our operational plans for the season. You can also sign up to receive email communications this season from the DodgeRidge.com homepage.
For this upcoming winter, our commitment is to remain true to our core purpose, delivering a fabulous skiing and riding experience on a beautiful, snow-covered mountain.
Here’s to a winter well-deserved for all of us...
SKI WELL, BE WELL
Shared Responsibility for Safety - It is up to every individual, both ski area employees and guests, to do their part to help protect the health and safety of our skiing and snowboarding community. Following requirements to mitigate the risk of infection is part of the social contract between ski area operator and guest.
In addition to our operational plan we have been working with the ski industry, led by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) and Ski California to create a set of shared, consistent operational guidelines. Much of what you see implemented at Dodge Ridge you will see across all resorts and throughout the industry.
PURCHASE IN ADVANCE
WE RECOMMEND ALL LIFT TICKETS BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VISIT. LIFT TICKETS WILL BE LIMITED. LESSONS AND RENTALS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. PURCHASE TICKETS, LESSONS, AND RENTALS IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE MOUNTAIN.
PARKING WILL BE LIMITED. WE RECOMMEND PURCHASING A SEASON LONG OR DAILY PARKING PASS IN ADVANCE. STICK TOGETHER WITH YOUR GROUP TO SLOW THE SPREAD. RIDE CHAIRLIFTS, WAIT IN LINES, AND GENERALLY MOVE AROUND THE RESORT WITH THOSE IN YOUR GROUP.
ALWAYS WEAR A FACE COVERING INDOORS, EXCEPT WHEN EATING OR DRINKING. WEAR A FACE COVERING OUTDOORS WHEN IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHER PEOPLE, SUCH PLACES INCLUDE THE BASE AREA, LIFT LINES AND WHEN LOADING AND UNLOADING CHAIRLIFTS.
PHYSICAL DISTANCING HAPPENS NATURALLY IN LIFT LINES DUE TO THE LENGTH OF SKIS AND SNOWBOARDS. OUR MAZES WILL BE CONFIGURED TO ALLOW FOR SIDE TO SIDE PHYSICAL DISTANCING.
BE WISE. SANITIZE.
Employee COVID-19 Response Plan
Our COVID-19 work-safe policies are based on the CDC’s recommendations for reducing exposure.
Any Dodge Ridge team member who has symptoms, tested positive, and/or was exposed to a COVID-19 positive person must follow California Department of Public Health regulations, which require self-quarantine, testing, and/or monitoring. Employees are permitted to return to work based on guidelines from California Department of Public Health.
Employee off work due to COVID-19 exposure
In accordance with CA state law and our company policies, we will provide employees with up to two weeks of COVID-19 emergency sick pay that can be used to cover time away from work due to mandatory quarantine periods and/or COVID-19 related illness.
We’re asking our guests for their assistance and support in implementing these health and safety guidelines for everyone’s benefit:
- Always wear a face covering while indoors, except when eating and drinking. Wear a face covering outdoors when in the presence of other people when physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
- Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
- Stay at home if you or any of your party are feeling unwell.
- We ask that you help us ensure everyone’s safety by following all resort posted signs, policies and procedures.
ADVANCE ONLINE LIFT TICKET PURCHASERS
We recommend all lift tickets be purchased online in advance of your visit. lift tickets will be limited.
Reservations are not required for our 2020/21 Season Passholders during the upcoming season. We will be monitoring capacity and limiting parking throughout the season.
ONLY SKIERS & RIDERS PLEASE
To support the necessary physical distancing between guests, we ask only those guests who plan to ski, or ride visit the mountain.
This will require either a season pass, lift ticket, or lesson reservation through our online reservation system.
PARKING WILL BE LIMITED ON PEAK VISIT DAYS
We recommend purchasing a season long or daily parking pass in advance when purchasing your online lift ticket.
Our shuttle service will be limited this season and will have limited capacity.
CHAIRLIFTS AND LIFT LINES
FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED IN LIFT LINES AND WHILE LOADING AND UNLOADING THE CHAIRLIFT
Physical distancing happens naturally in lift lines due to the length of skis and snowboards. Our mazes this season will allow for side to side physical distancing.
LOADING THE CHAIR- Travel Together, Ride Together
We recommend guests self group and load the chairlift with those you traveled with to Dodge Ridge. You may also ride the lift alone if preferred.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Our programs have changed to accommodate COVID-19 Guidelines and manage capacity
Pre-Arrival screenings will be required for all lesson participants.
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Advanced reservations are required for equipment rentals to promote physical distancing and manage capacity indoors. Reservations for equipment will be available online by early December. Equipment will be sanitized after every use.
SPORT AND TECH SHOP
THE SPORT SHOP BE OPEN OFFERING A FULL LINE OF RETAIL OPTION
The sport shop will be open throughout the preseason and in-season, offering a complete line of hardgoods and apparel. The tech shop will also be in operation during the preseason and in-season, offering equipment tune-ups and repairs.
MOUNTAIN DINING & LODGES
FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPTIONS WILL BE LIMITED
We will be offering food and dining options from the Creekside Cafe and North Fork Bistro with a full array of food options, including many high quality, grab-n-go items. Check back for updates.
Due to limited indoor seating,only those purchasing food will be allowed to utilize dining areas in Creekside Lodge and North Fork Bistro. Reserving tables or leaving belongings in any indoor spaces will not be allowed. We encourage you to use your vehicle as your personal lodge and enjoy your break times. Additional outdoor seating will be available where possible and to help maintain physical distancing. Food and beverages not purchased at Dodge Ridge, will not be allowed in any indoor spaces.
BOULDER BAR WILL BE OPEN
The Boulder Bar will be open for beer and wine purchases and with limited food available this season. Seating will not be available at the Boulder Bar.