As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve the health and well-being of our community of employees, guests and neighbors is of the utmost importance to all of us at Dodge Ridge.

Our focus is to mitigate risk and concern with a strong focus on social distancing, cleanliness, and good hygiene. These modifications to our operations reflect the recommendations of federal, state, and local health officials.

Our goal is to provide an opportunity to recreate in the National Forest, to breath the fresh mountain air and rejuvenate in nature.

Below is the list of the preventative actions we have in place:

  • We are monitoring the situation daily by staying in contact with the latest advisories from our federal, state, and local health officials and will further adjust operations in support of the well-being of our employees, guests and communities as needed.
  • We are continuing to follow the most updated hygienic precautions from health officials.
  • We are increasing our communication and utilizing signs developed by the CDC on proper handwashing techniques for employees as well as guests.
  • We have developed a communication and signage plan on how to best maintain social distancing.
  • We are limiting the capacity of our indoor areas to no more than 10 people at a time.
  • We are strictly enforcing our existing employee well-being policy to stay home and consult with a medical professional if feeling unwell.
  • We recommend that all visitors thoughtfully weigh their choice about travelling and heed recommendations set forth by County and State Health Officials, and the Center for Disease Control.
  • We recommend guests bring their own personal hand sanitizer, wipes, tissues and writing devices.

Below is an outline of our protocols to safeguard our industry specific business to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among employees and customers: to support healthy business operations: and to maintain a healthy work environment.


  • Implement employee education and training around safe practices as it relates to sanitation, hygiene, and illness policies as outlined by the CDC.
  • Employees will conduct daily COVID-19 Screening Checklist.
  • Strictly enforce our existing employee well-being policy to stay home and consult with a medical professional if feeling unwell.
  • PPE and sterilization products will be provided for employees including but not limited to gloves and face coverings.
  • Frequent handwashing
  • Always maintain physical distancing of 6 ft. from others. Wear a face covering if maintaining physical distancing is difficult.
  • Vehicles will be limited to one person and will be disinfected before and after use.

On-site Host – Isolation Procedure:

  • If you think you have been exposed to COIVD-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Confine yourself in trailer or camper
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals
  • Call ahead before visiting a doctor
  • Cover your coughs and clean hands often
  • Report to Tuolumne County Public Health Department COVID-19 HOTLINE 209-533-7401 or

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facilityNotify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.


  • All facilities will be cleaned and disinfected as prescribed by the CDC.
  • Restrooms will be regularly cleaned and will have posted occupancy limits to maintain social distancing.
  • Water spigots will be regularly disinfected.
  • Restrooms will have hand soap available.
  • Regular disinfecting of campsite table and grills prior to arrival of new guests.
  • Monitor and educate guests regarding social distancing protocols.


  • Reservation site will have COVID-19 messaging to educate guest before they visit.
    • Recommend guests bring their own hand sanitizer, wipes, and tissues.
    • Advise any one if feeling unwell to stay home.
    • Advise any guest to adhere to their local shelter-in-place restrictions.
  • Check-in process will minimize contact as much as possible.
    • Campers have option to pre-check online before arrival.
    • Campers can be checked in onsite “curbside”.
    • Campers can be checked in once in designated site.
  • On-site communication
    • Campers will be provided with information for current public/recreation health guidelines
  • Post signage with current guidelines and protocols in highly trafficked and visible areas.

Mountain Safety Is A Partnership

This Mountain Safety Guide is designed to help you – our valued guests and partners in safety – ski or snowboard safely and responsibly while having a fun experience with your family and friends. We are committed to addressing safety every day and in every facet of our operations. This guide is part of that commitment. Learning and practicing what is contained in this guide, using common sense, and making good decisions will contribute to your safety and the safety of all guests. Download Your Mountain Safety Guide.

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Ski Patrol

The Dodge Ridge Ski Patrol and National Ski Patrol teams are an essential part of Dodge Ridge’s commitment to safety.  You are always welcome to visit our Ski Patrol headquarters in the lower level of the Family Lodge to the left of the staircase and elevator as you walk in the main entrance.  For additional information about joining the National Ski Patrol at Dodge Ridge, visit their website at

Check out the Life of a Patroller…

Your Responsibility Code

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Lift Safety

Smart Style

Watch the Smart Style video before Skiing + Riding in the terrain parks.

Tree Well & Deep Snow Safety



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