Badger Pass Ski Area

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Badger Pass is currently open! 

Badger Pass ski area is located in Yosemite National Park. It's only a one hour drive from the valley floor. This ski area really caters to the young, beginner and intermediate skiers. This year it opened on December 12th, 2015. Each year it depends on the snowfall as to when it is open. There are no snow making machines here. This is the oldest ski resort in California. The downhill skiing is excellent here! (At the bottom of this page is the live webcam to see current conditions)

Yosemite has skiing inside the national park:) Yosemite doesn't have big crowds in the winter and I consider this one of the great California vacation spots in the winter.

Two of our three children have learned to ski and snowboard her at Badger Pass. My family and I ski here every year :) The instructors here guarantee that they can teach any one of any age how to ski.

This is a very family oriented ski resort. Rarely do you have lines to wait in. The staff is friendly and the scenery is fantastic! The runs average a mile long each. The top of the mountain is at 8,000 feet. The vertical drop is 800 feet.

How do you get here? Take Highway 41 Badger Pass Road. Six miles up the road is the ski resort. If you are in Yosemite valley, there is a shuttle that runs once a day to this ski resort.

Pick up places are at Curry Village, The Ahwahnee Hotel and Yosemite Lodge. The front desk at each of these places will give you time of departure and return to the ski resort.

During the winter season Badger Pass is open from 9 am to 4 pm.

There are 10 runs that are available to ski on.

There are 5 different lifts. There is 1 triple chair lift, 3 double chair lifts and 1 hand tow for the beginners and young children.

85% of the runs are designed for beginner and intermediate skiers. They have very nice long, wide runs!

Snowboarders are welcome at Badger-Pass!

There is a Sports Shop here too. Inside they sell ski apparel, hats, gloves, goggles and souvenirs.

Lockers are available. They can be rented out by the day, the week or the season.

There is a restaurant here that serves burgers, salads, pizza, beer, nachos, soup, chili, soft drinks and more.

There is a First Aid Station here and a Ski Repair Shop as well.

This is one of the best places to learn how to ski. They have a great one day school that will teach you how to downhill ski, snowboard or cross country ski.

This is considered one of the best places in the United States to cross country ski!

On the weekends, the National Park Service has guided snow shoe walks. Great fun for the entire family!

Video By Chris Falkenstein

Don't Ski? Snowshoe Yosemite Instead!

Ticket Prices To Badger Pass Ski Resort:

..................................Full Day................Half Day (12 noon to 4 pm)

Child (ages 7-12)........$25.......................$22

Youth (ages 13-18).....$43.......................$35

Adult (ages 18+).........$48.50..................$40

Senior (ages 65+)........$43.......................$35

(Seniors can ski for free during the week and on non holidays.) ***Children under the age of 6 get to ski free with a paying adult.

Season passes are available. They can be purchased and picked up at the Badger Pass Ski Resort. The first price is if you buy your pass before December 25th, the second price is if you buy after December 25th. You may phone in your order at (209) 372-8430.

If you have a 4th grader, you probably have the free every kid in the park pass!  This pass also allows all 4th graders to ski free at Badger Pass :) Plus, the pass gives your 4th grader 25% off of lessons and rentals. And as a bonus, gives every member of the family 25% off of lift tickets, lessons and rentals here at Badger! Just show your 4th graders pass at the Activities Desk when you get here!

Child Season Pass (ages 7-12) $69/$69

Youth Season Pass (ages 13-18) $149/$159

Adult Season Pass (ages 18+) $179/$189

Senior Pass (age 65+) $149/$159

Group ski lessons are only $47.

You can rent cross country skis, poles and boots for $25 a day ($14.50 for kids)

Check road conditions by calling (209) 372-0200

Check ski conditions by calling (209) 372-1000

Cross Country Ski Center

can be reached at (209) 372-8444

Here Is The Badger Pass Ski Map Of Their Runs

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Here is the Badger Pass Ski Map For The Cross Country Ski Area

Learn About Cross Country Skiing To Yosemite's Ostrander Ski Hut

Below is a live Badger Pass Live Web Cam. It is bigger than my page allows but at least you can see the current snow conditions! The picture updates every minute. Just click on your refresh button to update the picture.

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