Hi @Philreedshikes,

The resort in question is Dodge Ridge Ski resort, and, having read the discussion, I opted to ask them directly (still waiting for reply).

I've XC skied the Pinecrest (basically, the trail system around the resort) on a few occasions, and my recollection is that the forest around is so dense that I perhaps can make it uphill but whether the sidecountry slopes are skiable is debatable. There are few places where it looks like I have a shot, but the route involves cutting through the resort area. In an earlier discussion someone suggested touring to the Bell Mountain, but I'd like to access the area first by poking around the resort vicinity and comparing the observed vegetation density to the aerial photos.

Dodge Ridge is not particularly popular place compared to Tahoe area and that makes it attractive from my perspective.