Yosemite Badger Pass
The perfect place for winter activities in Yosemite National Park!
Yosemite Badger Pass is the first place in California where downhill skiing was available. Today, the Yosemite Badger Pass ski area is a popular retreat for those who love winter sports and amazing views. With an 8,000 foot summit, the home of Yosemite skiing boasts ten runs and five lifts. Whether you’re a fan of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, Yosemite Badger Pass is the winter destination for you.
You’ll love winter in Yosemite even if you’re not experienced at any winter sports. The Yosemite Badger Pass ski area offers a number of ski schools where beginners can learn the basics and those who have skied or snowboarder before can brush up on their skills before hitting the slopes. And the views afforded of Half Dome on each run simply can’t be beat.
If you prefer cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, Yosemite Badger Pass has a number of trails dedicated to both. In fact, these trails which stretch over 84 miles are one of the main highlights of winter in Yosemite as they encompass a number of the park’s most popular sights. You can even take a guided ski trip over these trails. Miles of groomed lanes are also available to those who prefer to skate.
If Yosemite skiing isn’t the right choice for you, perhaps you’d prefer spending the afternoon tubing down a hillside. Yosemite Badger Pass has a roped-off area dedicated to tubers, so you’ll be able to tube to your heart’s content without ever worrying about dodging skiers or snowboarders. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be able to rent the equipment you need.
And when you need to take a break from all your outdoor winter fun, there’s always the Badger Pass Day Lodge. The restored lodge offers views of the down-hill trails, so you can sit back and watch your fellow skiers make their way down the mountain. The Day Lodge also houses the Snowflake Room, a great pub for getting a warm drink on a cold day.
Many people assume that the only time you can enjoy the marvels of Yosemite National Park is in the summer or spring months. However, Yosemite is quite majestic in the winter, making the season a perfect time to plan a trip with your loved one, your family or a group of friends.
When you’re ready to book your Yosemite winter vacation, remember to reserve a house, condominium or cabin with Scenic Wonders. Our rentals will put you within the gates of the park and just a short drive from the slopes. Simply give us a call at call at 1-888-YOSEMITE (1-888-967-3648) or make your reservation online today!