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Tioga Road (Hwy 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Roads are Closed for the Season - The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; there is no estimated opening date, although they usually open sometime in May. More

Backcountry Ski Tours

Backcountry Ski Tours at Yosemite

When snow blankets the high country, Yosemite becomes a different world for winter travelers. Discover the magic of winter in Yosemite in the company of Yosemite Mountaineering School's expert ski guides. Stay in our warm and cozy ski huts, enjoy food prepared by fun and friendly guides, and get a few tips on backcountry skiing as you learn about Yosemite ecology and wildlife.

Yosemite Mountaineering School operates two huts in Yosemite: the Glacier Point Ski Hut and a private hut in Tuolumne Meadows. Our most popular ski tours are one- and two-night trips to the Glacier Point Ski Hut, but we also provide custom tours and some longer adventures for advanced skiers to our hut in Tuolumne Meadows – either a trans-sierra Yosemite ski tour or an out-and-back from Lee Vining to Tuolumne. We also offer a one-day backcountry tour and lesson at Tempo Dome.

Glacier Point Backcountry Ski Hut

XC Skiers gather in front of the Glacier Point Ski Hut

Yosemite's Glacier Point Ski Hut is located in one of the most spectacular sites in the Sierra overlooking Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Yosemite's high country. A 10.5 mile guided ski trip on intermediate groomed terrain through magnificent Yosemite backcountry takes you to the rustic accommodations of the beautiful stone and log building.

Please call (209) 372-8444 to make your reservation and get more information about Yosemite ski tours.

Tuolumne Meadows Hut Tour

Enjoy six days of peak spring skiing and day tours around Tuolumne Meadows with lodging at our centrally-located ski hut in Tuolumne Meadows. This Yosemite ski tour is ideal for intermediate skiers. Price per person includes guide service, meals, and ski hut accommodations (three person minimum for the trip).

Trans-Sierra Ski Trip

Take a six-day, hut-based traverse of the Sierra through Tuolumne Meadows with three nights of snow camping, including one at the rim of Yosemite Valley. This Yosemite ski tour is ideal for advanced intermediate skiers. Price per person includes guide service, meals, and ski hut accommodations (three person minimum for the trip).