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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed until spring 2017 - The Mariposa Grove is closed for a restoration project. More

Increase in incidence of plague in western United States in 2015 - Plague, which is carried by infected rodents and their fleas, was detected in rodents and fleas at Crane Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds. The park treated these areas; risk of exposure remains low. Don't touch or feed wildlife More

Backcountry Ski Tours

Backcountry Ski Tours at Yosemite

When snow blankets the high country, Yosemite becomes completely open to exploration by winter travelers.  Discover the magic of Yosemite’s winters in the company of Yosemite Mountaineering School ski guides.  Stay in our warm and cozy ski huts, enjoy food prepared for you by fun and friendly guides, and maybe even get a few tips on skiing while learning about Yosemite ecology and wildlife.

Yosemite Mountaineering School operates two huts in the Yosemite area, the Glacier Point Ski Hut and a private hut in Tuolumne Meadows.  Our most popular Yosemite 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. 

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 the Yosemite High Country.  A ten-and-a-half 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 for 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 3-person minimum, Yosemite ski tour is ideal for intermediate skiers.

Price per person includes guide service, meals, and ski hut accommodations.

Trans-Sierra Ski Trip

A 6-day hut based traverse of the Sierra through Tuolumne Meadows with 3 nights of snow camping, including one at the rim of Yosemite Valley. This 3-person minimum, Yosemite ski tour is ideal for advanced intermediate skiers

Price per person includes guide service, meals, and ski hut accommodations.