This is the best kept secret in the Sierras. Dodge Ridge is a great place for families and for skiers in general. Its a friendly, easy going resort with good skiing, good prices and a low key atmosphere. The drive is easy from the Bay Area and it never takes more than 3 hours, unlike the Tahoe area resorts which on a bad weekend can take 6+ hours! The new capital improvements over the next years will take Dodge Ridge to the next level with snow making equipment, a new lodge etc.