Long-time owners of Dodge Ridge Ski Area are planning for the 60th anniversary season of the resort. The year kicks off with Matchstick Production's new film, The Way I See It, followed by promotions throughout the winter.

Dodge Ridge turned its first bullwheel in 1950 when the resort launched with one lodge, a chairlift, and a rope tow, but since then it has grown to 11 lifts and three lodges. The current owners, Frank and Sally Helm, have operated the resort for 35 years.

The resort plans to commemorate the 60th anniversary with special events and promotions scheduled throughout the season. Lift ticket deals and schwag giveaways will be held periodically. Popular events, such as the Family Winter Carnival and the annual Ski and Tee Benefit, may take on a 60th flavor.

Dodge Ridge will launch the season with a kick off party. The evening features a showing of The Way I See It, the new movie by MSP Films. The film, shot on location in Alaska, Japan, British Columbia, Colorado, and Switzerland, will be shown at 7 p.m., Nov. 27 at the Creekside Lodge. An after party follows at the Steam Donkey Bar.

The fall season pass sale runs through Oct. 31. Passes cost $349 for teens and adults and $139 for youth and seniors. Passes can be purchased online.

The resort's job fair is Oct. 23. Applications for employment can be submitted online. The resort typically opens mid-December. Early snow last year allowed the lifts to turn starting Oct. 31.

More information. Or call 209-536-5384.