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Reviews for Dodge Ridge
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I would give this place a 5, three years go but now even a one star is too much for this place. The new owners have this extremely under staffed. Took 2:09 min to order chicken tenders. A bottle of water is $6 and they don’t have stations to fill up water!!! Classes are $300 and they don’t even have qualified trainers. There is garbage on the floor everywhere and they don’t clean the patio (very slippery and dangerous). I guess who cares once they got your money. We came here for 5 years but will never ever come back!!!... Full Review
Great resort for family and beginners, super fun of piste terrain and amazing groomers.... Full Review
We love coming to Dodge and have been going for decades - both my husband and I learned to ski here. There are are some longer runs and a fun little lodge with simple fare. Powder days are great when you can get them. ... Full Review
The main issue is and has long been staffing. Dodge Ridge is far from any major population centers so commutes are long, and sometimes dangerous, and the pay is not competitive with other local businesses. Upper management insists that the poor pay isn't a problem because of the benefits, but when the only benefits are a free pass and free rentals and you don't have any free time to use them due to severe understaffing, they don't count for much. This often leads to less than ideal candidates being given jobs that they aren't suited for, and a less than ideal experience for customers (a lift operator not stopping the lift on time because he's worked for 17 days straight, alone at his post, an instructor being given huge (10+ students) lessons despite having only first strapped on skis the day before, or Guest Services continuing to sell rentals even when totally sold out)
Another issue is top-down micromanaging. Even though most of the department managers are highly experienced and very competent, they are generally not given the power to make decisions about even basic things like scheduling and approving overtime.
Outdated and run down equipment is another problem. The newest chairlift at Dodge is Chair 8, at 22 years old, while Chairs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 were built in the 1950s. As you might expect, all of these lifts have their various problems. (It should be noted that these problems do not make these lifts unsafe, as in almost every situation the lift will shut down automatically in the event of a brake or power failure, but stoppages and closures certainly don't help with customer experience) The Lift Maintenance team are very proficient, but they're not superheroes, and there is a limit to what a group of five people can do. Management has been claiming for several years that they plan to replace 1 and 2 with a brand new high speed 6-pack chairlift but there doesn't seem to be any real merit to these claims.
I hope I have provided some insight into why things are the way they are... Full Review
Great place for moderate skiers
This has been an amazing season so many great powder days... Full Review
Dodge is awesome and on powder days it's perfect for expert skiers to ski the trees and the food/service is great and the staff is funny and nice... Full Review
Great place for families, kind of small but has everything you need... Full Review
This is to thank the staff at Dodge Ridge ski resort, and especially Taylor and Thomas of the ski patrol. On Januery 5,2017 I came down with medical problem and was given immediate effective and conciderate care by memebers of the ski patrol. In addition, the ski patrol took responsability for mine and my friend"s 5grandchildren, and despite the adverse circumstances "Skyler" was able to provied them a fun filled skiing experience.With gratitude and appriciation, please accept by heart felt thanks.
Krzysztofa , Fresno Ca... Full Review
The happiest place on earth next to Disneyland.... Full Review
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