It’s been a busy offseason at Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort in California. They’re replacing Chairlifts 1 & 2 with a triple chairlift, and are adding lift-serviced mountain biking for the first time ever this month.
The old Lakeview Triple chairlift from Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has been shipped to Dodge Ridge this summer, and it will replace the old 1 & 2 Chairlifts. Named the Triple Nugget Chairlift, this will serve the following trails: Gentle Ben, Ego Alley, and Bunny Trail. This terrain is of beginner and intermediate difficulty, but it also has two terrain parks that can be accessed from the new chairlift. Currently, Black Hawk helicopters are flying in the new lift towers. The main perk of this lift replacement is that it reduces the walk from the base area to the hill, which is great news for beginners.
The old chairs are for sale for only $600 plus tax. If interested, you can reach Dodge Ridge by calling (209) 965-3474.
But wait, there’s more. Dodge Ridge recently announced that they’ll be opening lift-serviced mountain biking for the first time ever on August 13th. They aim to get the first 4.5 miles of trails open by opening day, which will be of beginner and intermediate difficulty. After opening, they are aiming to build out some intermediate and advanced trails, getting the total to around nine miles. They are working with Trailscape to design the trails, and more runs will be sculpted in the following years. The trails will be serviced by the Motherlode Chairlift 3, which top elevation is 7,400 feet.
Their mountain biking park will operate every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October(weather permitting) or November if the snow doesn’t arrive by then.
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