Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area (previously called Badger Pass)

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Girls at Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite

Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area is scheduled to open December 16, 2016 conditions permitting. Season passes and discounted ski and lodging packages are available at www.travelyosemite.com/winter/yosemite-ski-snowboard-area/.

Generations of families have learned to ski at Yosemite's beloved Badger Pass off Glacier Point Road, now called Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. It is the oldest ski area in California and one of only three national parks that has a ski lift (the others being in Olympic National Park in Washington, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio).

Colin Baldock, area manager for the ski area told the LA Times, "In my ski-instructing experience in Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S., Badger Pass is the best family ski area I have worked at. It is safe, easy and relaxing. The area is not intimidating like the larger ski areas. All the lifts leave from the one base area, and all the ski runs end back in the base area. Mom and Dad can watch their children from the lodge desk."

Take your pick of a small downhill skiing and snowboarding area equipped with chair lifts or a 90-mile network of cross-country ski trails.

Friendly instructors and rental equipment are available near the inner-tubing bunny hill for kids. For backcountry enthusiasts, overnight accommodations are available for cross-country skiers at Glacier Point and Ostrander Lake. Free shuttle buses connect the Yosemite Valley with Badger Pass at least twice daily. You can also drive yourself, but only if your car is equipped with snow tires and you bring tire chains.

Child learning to ski at Badger Pass

Child learning to ski at Badger Pass

For More Information:
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
7082 Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
(209) 372-8430
www.travelyosemite.com/winter/yosemite-ski-snowboard-area/

For a weather forecast, visit www.travelyosemite.com/discover/weather/#yosemite-ski-and-snowboard-area

Call (209) 372-0200, 1, 1, for the most up-to-date road information.

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