YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Great news skiers! Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass Ski Area will open on Saturday, Dec. 12 for the 2015-16 season. Badger Pass Ski Area’s snowtubing hill will open at a later date, say park rangers, as more snow is needed.
Badger Pass Ski Area, operated by park concessioner Delaware North at Yosemite, is California’s original ski resort, founded in 1935. With 10 slope runs of varying difficulty and five convenient lifts, Badger Pass Ski Area is ideal for beginner skiers and snowboarders. In addition to downhill skiing, Yosemite boasts nearly 100 miles of majestic cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails that originate from Badger Pass Ski Area. Badger Pass Ski Area offers rentals, lessons, casual dining and guided cross-country and snowshoe trips.
Badger Pass is the gateway to some of the most beautiful vistas in the High Sierra, offering five lifts and groomed runs for downhill skiers and snowboarders, in addition to snowshoeing, snow tubing and cross-country ski trails. The Yosemite Ski School was established in 1928 and has taught generations of first-time skiers. Skiers can view current conditions of Badger Pass Ski Area via the webcam. For more information visit BadgerPass.com or call 801-559-4949.