YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass Ski Area opens for downhill skiing on Saturday, Feb. 8, after the recent storms in Yosemite National Park.
The free shuttle to and from Badger Pass from Yosemite National Park lodges will begin service on opening date.
The Nordic Center offering snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opened for the season on Friday, Feb. 7. Badger Pass Ski Area’s Snow Tubing Hill will open at a later date, as more snow is needed.
Badger Pass Ski Area, operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, originally opened the Nordic Center for the 2013-14 season on Dec. 20, but it closed on Dec. 26 due to the lack of snow coverage as a result of the unseasonably warm temperatures.
Yosemite National Park features approximately 100 miles of world-class cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails accessible from Badger Pass, which includes a groomed trail to Glacier Point.
The Nordic Center at Badger Pass Ski Area offers guided snowshoe and cross-country ski excursions, lessons and rentals. Some of the most iconic guided winter treks include a snowshoe hike to Dewey Point, a 10.5 mile cross-country overnight ski trip to the Glacier Point Ski Hut and a snowshoe excursion through the Merced Grove featuring ancient giant sequoia trees.
Badger Pass Ski Area requires additional snow to open the tubing section of the ski area. The weather forecast is predicting snow for Yosemite over the next few days.
For online lodging reservations and information for Badger Pass Ski Area, visit YosemitePark.com or call 801-559-4949. To obtain 24-hour ski conditions, call 209-372-1000.
Founded in 1935, Yosemite’s Badger Pass Ski Area is California’s first ski resort and the perfect ski destination for families.
Badger Pass is the gateway to some of the most beautiful vistas in the High Sierra, offering five convenient lifts and spacious, 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. Today, the Yosemite Winter Sports School offers a variety of winter sports lessons including skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.