Demo Before You Buy

The Dodge Ridge Demo Center carries a wide selection of the latest  skis from VolklNordica and Blizzard. Take a few runs, or try them out for a whole day, to find that next pair of Powder, Frontside, or All Mountain Skis your quiver has been missing. The Demo Center also has Nordic and Snowshoe rentals for use on the cross country trails around Dodge Ridge. Come visit us in the lower level of the Creekside Lodge.

Volkl Skis in the Dodge Ridge Demo Center
Blizzard Skis in the Dodge Ridge Demo Center
Nordica Skis in the Dodge Ridge Demo Center



Blizzard Black Pearl 82

Lengths available (cm): 145, 152, 159, 166

The Black Pearl 82 features Blizzard’s women’s-specific design with a forgiving tip, playful turn radius, and a smooth, stable flex pattern. The result is a versatile frontside ski that prefers groomed terrain but will also tackle bumps and crud when driven by a determined skier. 

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Blizzard Rustler 9 

Lengths available (cm): 164, 172, 180, 188

One of the most well-rounded skis you’ll find in 2020. It has a very even mix of performance characteristics for an all-mountain ski.

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Nordica Astral 74 CA 

Lengths available (cm): 150, 156, 162

Simply put, this women’s-specific ski is designed to make skiing easier and it provides a stable and playful ride. And yet, no matter your skills, it won’t hold you back.

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Nordica Enforcer 100

Lengths available (cm): 169, 177, 185

Last season’s best-selling men’s ski in the U.S. is known for being stable in all conditions. Floaty in powder, stiff on groomers maneuverable through bumps, and holds strong on steeps.

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Nordica Navigator 75 CA

Lengths available (cm): 156, 162, 168, 174

The Navigator 75 CA is designed to make skiing truly accessible. Its classic, squared-off tail shape enhances edge hold and makes it easier to transition between turns while its early rise tip offers versatility in soft snow and readily absorbs bumps.

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Nordica Santa Ana 88

Lengths available (cm): 151, 158, 165

Powerful, playful, and precise, the Santa Ana 88 provides a whole new way to experience the mountains. Women who spend their days skiing on trails with friends love its stability and control.

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Völkl Deacon XT

Lengths available (cm): 154, 161, 168

The Deacon XT ups the performance ante for intermediate and advanced skiers. It’s a great tool to use to conquer the mountain no matter what the conditions.

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Völkl Flair 76

Lengths available (cm): 147, 154, 161

The Völkl Flair 76 is designed to be a user-friendly, super fun carving ski. There are stiffer, more aggressive, and less forgiving skis in the Flair collection, but Volkl knows that not everyone is a ripping expert skier.

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Völkl Kendo 88

Lengths available (cm): 170, 177, 184

The brand new Kendo 88 sets the tone for 50/50 frontside/backside skis with a new shape featuring Völkl's revolutionary 3D Radius Sidecut design that delivers greater versatility by allowing the skier to switch from short turns to long turns at will, and at any speed.

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Völkl Yumi

Lengths available (cm): 154, 161, 168

The Yumi's unique women’s-specific setup is designed to create a playful, easy handling ride. The lively, yet stable feel on the front side blended with the float and maneuverability for an occasional off piste ramble make it yet another winner in its category. 

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2019/2020 Demo Center Pricing

Demo Skis (in the Dodge Ridge Sport Shop – demo boots unavailable) $60 $40
Rossignol Nordic Package $25
Atlas Snowshoes (Boots Not Included) $20
Machine Wax $8

All prices listed are subject to change without notice

Try out the right gear for the conditions

All Mountain

For the skier who wants it all. These skis can float through powder, carve up corduroy, and everything in between. A variety of shapes and technologies make it easy to find the perfect ski for you.


For the skier who lives for powder days and freshies. These fat skis combine rocker technology and wider waists to boost flotation and make for a virtually unsinkable ski.


For racing edge hold, knife-like carvability and quick turn initiation nothing beats these skis. Narrower waist widths and performance shaping make it easy to find the ski to deliver the performance and control you want.

Please call the Dodge Ridge Sport Shop at (209) 965-3474 for current inventory.

Nordic & Snowshoe Rentals

We offer Rossignol Nordic skis and Atlas snowshoes in our Demo Center to access over 30 miles of backcountry, cross country skiing and snowshoeing around Dodge Ridge (no lift pass is required).  To learn more about the cross country trails visit the Pinecrest Nordic website, please call us at (209) 965-3474 to confirm Nordic Rental inventory and availability details.  Check out the Cross Country Skiing Trail Map here to see all of the Forest Service trails available (trails are not managed or maintained by Dodge Ridge).

Demo Center Tips:

Test the skis three times on a run
Try various skis on a variety of snow conditions at various speeds
Avoid questionable snow pack areas to avoid damaging your demo skis
Leave time at the end of the day to try your top picks one last time