CHANGES TO LABOR DAY WEEKEND PLANS
It was great to see everyone over the Labor Day Weekend.
We have all experienced many changes during these summer months, and as a result, we made the decision not to hold our usual Labor Day Event this year in order to comply with the Governor’s group gathering guidelines. This was not an easy decision to make, but was ultimately made in support of the health and safety of our team, our guests, and our community.
However, we were still here Friday - Monday, September 4 - 7 of Labor Day Weekend issuing and selling season passes and parking passes. We were also handing out 70th Anniversary commemorative T-Shirts to our 2020/21 Season Passholders. As always these t-shirts are in limited supply and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until we run out. As this is a commemorative shirt, we will also be selling these 70th Anniversary shirts in the Sport Shop during the season and will be available with your 20% off Sport Shop discount for 2020/21 Season Passholders. The Sport Shop will not be open over Labor Day Weekend, but will open on Friday, October 23rd for the season.
If you're still interested in picking up your season passes or having them mailed to you before the start of the season, click on the button below for more info.
CHAIRLIFT 6 UPGRADE FOR THE 2020/21 SEASON
This summer our beloved Chairlift 6 is undergoing a major upgrade. Through the purchase and installation of the Cold Springs Chairlift from Sun Valley, ID this past winter, we’ll be retiring our former Chairlift 6.
Improvements from the upgrade will include:
- New loading area closer to base area facilities, providing ease of accessibility.
- Easier loading and unloading.
- Wider seating area with no center bar.
Chairlift 6 History
Since its installment in 1968, the historic Chairlift 6 has played a vital role at Dodge Ridge by helping hundreds of thousands of new skiers and riders to overcome that critical step from beginner to intermediate. This meaningful step leads to a lifelong love of this sport, which has always been a core value of Dodge Ridge.
Chairlift 6 harkens back to an era in the ski industry which was founded on the independent spirit of those who reveled in the beautiful wonder of nature. We believe that this same spirit is very much alive today and is more important than ever in helping others to discover the joy of sliding on snow, which we’re all so familiar with.
These Chairs were originally installed in 1968 and are from the Riblet Tramway Lift Company, which is no longer in existence, but was once the largest ski lift manufacturer in the world. With only about 150 Riblet Chairs still in operation, these chairs are also a major part of skiing and riding history.
Here are some project photos to enjoy
Chairlift 6 Removal
New Chairlift 6 Delivery
New Chairlift 6 Installation
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort Drone Policy
Due to safety and privacy concerns, Dodge Ridge Winter Sports Area prohibits the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public- including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists- without the prior written authorization from Dodge Ridge. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of resort boundaries. Please contact a resort representative if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any such devices. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, U.S. Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resort, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including but not limited to, damages for trespass, violation of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.