Yosemite National Park offers some of the most unique skiing in the country. After all, the Badger Pass Ski Area is one of the few full-scale operations of its kind in a national park.
Skiers get to experience the sublime Sierra mountains and forests at their most transcendent: nestled in snowdrifts and bearded with icicles. It’s not just the downhill options at Badger Pass, or the cross-country routes to Glacier Point, the Mariposa Grove, or Crane Flat.
Yosemite and the rest of the Sierra Nevada receive bountiful snow at higher elevations courtesy of the close proximity of the moisture factor we call the Pacific Ocean. That same maritime influence, however, also keeps our high country notably milder–and Yosemite skiing that much more comfortable–than comparable elevations of the Rockies and other interior ranges.
Sun and Snow
The ideal Yosemite skiing conditions for many are clear skies and plentiful snow–a combination not uncommon in the Sierra heights. That makes for plenty of eager eyes scanning the weather forecast, hoping for snow and a follow-up helping of blazing sunshine.
Yosemite Skiing Season
Late winter and early spring can be marvelous times to hit the slopes and the cross-country trails in Yosemite. The Badger Pass Ski Area operates through the end of March, and the latter part of the season is often rich in that magical collaboration of hefty snowpack and blue skies.
Yosemite National Park is awe-inspiring any time of the year, but now’s our last chance to celebrate its special wintertime character: fewer crowds, ravens croaking in chill dawn air, an ice-shaggy cliff, and all those marvelous opportunities for ski and snowshoe adventures. Here’s hoping for snow!
Make Your Yosemite Skiing Reservations Today
If you’re planning on making last minute Yosemite skiing reservations this winter, consider making your reservations with Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders. We offer Yosemite reservations within the gates of the park. With one of our cozy cabins, condominiums, or homes, your Yosemite accommodations will be just minutes from your favorite Yosemite activities.
Give us a call at 1-888-YOSEMITE ( 1-888-967-3648) to learn about our rentals and to make your Yosemite reservations today.
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