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Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley celebrate an epic winter with late openings and special events!

Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley celebrate an epic winter with late openings and special events! With a big winter bringing almost 40 feet of snow to Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge Ski Resorts (closest ski resorts to home for residents of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties), here are updates sent along by the two resorts: Dodge Ridge’s [...]

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Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley celebrate five feet of snow in last four days, highlighting start to 2017 ski season

Bear Valley Winter Explosion torchlight parade from last season.

Five feet of snow in last four days highlight start to 2017 ski season for Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge Ski Areas! With the recent Sierra storms unloading over five feet of snow on both Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge, the resorts are digging out for a fun Martin Luther King weekend! Both resorts are [...]

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Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge are open and celebrating the holidays with new snow!

Family of five poses at Dodge Ridge's Boulder Creek Canyon area off chair 8.

Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley are open for the 2016-17 ski season! With the recent cold Sierra storm, both Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge received about a foot of new snow or more at higher elevations. This is an update from an earlier feature on our two nearest ski areas. With the opening on Christmas Day of Dodge [...]

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Bear Valley opens today!

Ski Bears lessen, BV photo

Bear Valley opens with limited terrain, but, it’s open! For those of you following the openings of Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge Ski Resorts…, the closest skiing to Stockton and San Joaquin County: This just in from Bear Valley: Bear Valley Opening Day is Friday, November 25 Opening weekend includes Winterfest celebration  Bear Valley, Calif. [...]

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Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley Ski Resorts prep for opening of 2016-17 ski season

The closest snow to home is just two hours from Stockton! Though another big storm is required before our county’s nearest ski resorts can open, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and Bear Valley Ski Resort are prepping for another snowy season. Both resorts are closer than other options in the Lake Tahoe area, family-friendly, less expensive [...]

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Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge celebrate with late ski season events!

Family gathers for photo op in Boulder Creek Canyon off Dodge Ridge's Chair 8.

With recent storms blanketing the Sierra the last two weekends, nearby ski resorts are celebrating with special events to close a stellar season. Last week I skied both nearby Dodge Ridge and Heavenly Valley in the Tahoe area. Sunshine, great snow coverage, slopes 100% open and weeks of marvelous skiing yet to come. So turn to our closest ski [...]

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Skiing is great at Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley!

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Dodge Ridge Ski Resort has received 54″ of new snow in the last week (scenic Granite Bowl opens tomorrow, meaning 100% of the mountain is open) and Bear Valley Resort a similar amount. Skiing conditions, both groomed and powder, are the best in the last five or so years. With both resorts less than two [...]

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Sierra snows; skiing, boarding, cross country and sledding, just two hours from Stockton!

After several years of below average snows, skiers and boarders are dreaming the predictions of an El Nino winter come true.  Early storms are allowing opening of nearby ski areas and the two “closest snows to home”, Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley ski resorts, are opening November 25 and 28, respectively. Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, [...]

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Skiing close to home, Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge; Martin Luther King holiday and coming events!

Family enjoys the snow and takes in the view from Boulder Creek Canyon at Dodge ridge ski Area.

Bear Valley has sunny skies, and a great view looking down into the Mokelumne River Valley to its north. It’s Martin Luther King’s Birthday and holiday weekend coming up; and that means your two ski areas with “closest snows to the Central Valley” have a few special treats in store to go with good snows [...]

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Sierra snows; skiing, boarding, XC, snowshoeing or sledding, just two hours from Stockton!

A family of five enjoys the snow and the Sierra scenery in the Boulder Creek Canyon area of Dodge Ridge Ski Area.

  For Christmas, perhaps you received new skis or a snowboard, snowshoes or cross-country skis and want to try them out. Or, now that the holidays are past, you finally have time to get up to the Sierra snow country. From Stockton, the two “closest snows to home” are Dodge Ridge Ski Resort 30 miles [...]

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