Related Regions: Sierra Nevada, Northern California, California, Central Sierra, North America, United States

Dodge Ridge Resort Reviews

by: skifriendly - 18th February 2008

  • 3
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

What is good? ============= Dodgeridge is geared towards beginners and intermediates, mostly children. Advanced skiers and groups with mixed skills that want choice of ski terrain usually visit Tahoe area ski resorts. So, one advantage dodgeridge has is that is that it is not too crowded. If you are a parent you will enjoy being able to watch your kids as many of the runs are within your sight. Most of the staff are friendly and hardworking. You will have a great experience if you visit the place on non holidays. Another advantage Dodge Ridge has when the weather is iffy is that you are less likely to get stuck in snow and get caught off-gaurd without chains. What is bad? ============ Dodgeridge doesn't receive as much snowfall as other regions. The snow gets slushy by the end of day on warm days. If you visit dodge ridge on holidays, hoping to avoid the crowds, you are almost certain to sware never to visit the place again. Larger resorts have systems in place to handle large crowds so you are still better off going elsewhere. Dodgeridge has no systems in place to handle crowds. Extremely poor management! They just add teenage help and ask them to handle the situation. On busy days, registration is a chaos with no one directing people to the right location, place running out of equipment, improper fitting, children getting lost you name it. Half the staff doesn't know what to do as the staff added that day to help with the crowds has no experience. They are trying to help but they don't know what to do. The standard answer we got when asked about it was: "we are so busy today, you are not the only one facing the same problem".

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