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Coordinates: 38°49′05″N 120°04′40″W / 38.81806°N 120.07778°W / 38.81806; -120.07778

Unincorporated community
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation 6,873 ft (2,095 m)

Phillips (formerly, Phillip's and Vade Post Office) is a small unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It is located on the South Fork of the American River, 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Echo Summit, at an elevation of 6,873 feet (2095 m). It is the site of the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort. The ZIP code is 95720. The community is inside area code 530.

Joseph Wells Davis Phillips began cattle ranching here in 1859, and opened a hotel in 1863. The Vade post office operated at Phillips from 1912 to 1961.

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