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

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.

2018/2019 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

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