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Badger Pass Is Now Open 2020

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Badger Pass Ski Area is now open, from mid-December through mid-March

Downhill Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

  • Lift Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Half-Day Rate Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All Day lift tickets can be purchased online.  Half-Day and Lower Lift tickets can be purchased at Badger Pass.

Area Information:

  • Elevation: 7,200 ft to 8,000 ft, vertical drop of 800 ft.
  • Average Temperature range - 30° to 60° Fahrenheit
  • 10 ski runs: 35% beginner, 50% intermediate, 15% advanced
  • 5 chairlifts: 1 triple-chair, 3 double-chair, 1 handle tow
  • Beginner-friendly terrain park

Pups Program Children's Downhill Ski/Snowboard: Kids from 4 to 6 years old can take part in our famous Badger Pups program, taught by a patient and sensitive ski or snowboard instructor.

Winter is for enjoying the SNOW!!! Looking for WINTER RECREATION? Looking for RE-CREATION? BADGER PASS SKI RESORT is uniquely situated within Yosemite National Park. It is the oldest ski resort in California and one of the oldest in the country. The Winter Olympics of long ago were even planned to be held there; and the Rail Creek Run was established for the downhill run. The decision was eventually made to move the Olympics to Squaw. Is an excellent ski area for FAMILY and beginners. Go to the A-Frame for the FREE Ranger Snowshoe Walk, "Explore the forest in winter." Ranger Dick has been leading this walk for a couple of decades now and is the Glacier Point Ranger in the summer. He's great and the walk is FUN!!!

Many us live in Yosemite West in order be just minutes away from skiing or snowboarding the SLOPES, skating on the Glacier Point Road, striding or snowshoeing the the beautiful trails....the beautiful winter wilderness!!!...the winter wildlife and ....winter TRACKING. SCENIC WONDERS offers the closest lodging to Badger Pass!!! Get a good night sleep so as to enjoy your winter excursions. The homes and condominiums provide COMFORT and will add to your memorable vacation experience.

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What to do in Badger Pass

  • CROSS-COUNTRY Nordic,Skating,Telemarking,Snowshoes
  • SNOWSHOEING with Park Ranger-snowshoes provided. 10:30am A-Frame
  • DAY LODGE with Food Services, sun deck and Snow Flake Room.
  • TUBING Sessions

Badger Pass provides well marked trails for backcountry skiing and groomed set tracks along the Glacier Point Road for diagonal stride and skating. MAPS available at the trailhead. The Yosemite Mountaineering School was one of the first Nordic schools in California and is still one of the most popular. Weather and Road conditions: 209-372-0200. Carry CHAINS!!! Bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. I thoroughly enjoyed my time patrolling the Badger Nordic Ski trails for NPS, teaching Nordic skiing at Badger, participating in many Badger Nordic ski races, and skiing a trans-Sierra tour from Lee Vining to Yosemite Valley with the Yosemite Mountaineering School. It is always enjoyable to Nordic ski along the Glacier Point Road to the Clark Range View or through the wilderness to Dewey Point to make tracks and new memories. 

Scenic Wonders invites you to visit beautiful Yosemite. Stay in one of our Yosemite West family homes or condominiums.  Call our reservation desk at 1-888-YOSEMITE.

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