Badger Pass Ski Area (also known as Badger Pass) is a resort in Yosemite National Park. It is situated five miles (8 km) south-southeast of the Chinquapin intersection of Wawona Road (HWY 41 continuation) with Glacier Point Road in the southern area of Yosemite National Park. Glacier Point Road provides the access to this ski area.
Today, the Badger Pass ski area is the center for both downhill and snowboarding activities. With a restful chair at the Snowflake Room, the pub atop Badger's big-beamed lodge, you can see 10 runs and 5 lifts in operation. Excellent for the beginner and skilled alike, this family-oriented ski area allows all to enjoy the day. Numerous ski schools are located here to teach the fun of skiing to all ages.
Trail marker describing the Dewey Point cross-country ski trail
In addition, cross-country skiing is available for those adventurous souls that want to see Yosemite wilderness up-close. With instructors and guides available, Yosemite provided an astounding 22 miles (35 km) of groomed cross-country track and 90 miles (145 km) of marked trails. For the veteran cross-country skater there are more than miles of skating lanes.
If you don’t have equipment for cross-country skiing, you can rent them by the day from the ski rental department at the lodge.
One of the most interesting trips is a 21-mi (34 km) loop from Badger Pass to Glacier Point. The views of Half Dome in winter are spectacular. In fact, the National Park Service in conjunction with The Yosemite Association provide webcams of the vistas you can see along this journey. A guided ski trip on intermediate groomed terrain through magnificent Yosemite backcountry takes you to the rustic accommodations of the beautiful stone and log building, known as the Glacier Point Ski Hut. This overnight trip allows you to experience snow covered vistas of Half Dome and Vernal Falls from Glacier Point.