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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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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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Dodge Ridge Ski Resort celebrates 65-year history with visit from National Ski Patrol historian Rick Hamlin

Snowsport's instructor Sean Adams and young guest, ready for his lesson.

Decades of Dodge Ridge skiing + riding backed by 90-member volunteer ski patrol With winter roaring back to the central Sierra this last weekend, it’s time for a ski travel feature. And, Saturday afternoon, March 12, the ski area celebrates its 65th! In my 50 year skiing career, I’ve skied resorts in almost 20 states and Canadian [...]

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