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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

Lessons for Children at Badger Pass

Badger Pups Children's Ski Instruction
The children's ski and snowboard instruction program offers customized and sensitive ski instruction for children four to six years of age.
  • The Badger Pups Downhill Ski/Snowboard Program includes rental equipment, helmet and beginner lift ticket†. The 2-lesson package also includes rental equipment, helmet and beginner lift ticket†. First lesson is in the morning, second lesson is in the afternoon.
  • The All Day Kids Camp is available on weekends and holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.  The All Day Kids Camp program is for first time skiers ages 4 to 12 and first time snowboarders ages 7 to 12.  The day’s activities include instruction for skiing and snowboarding, lunch, snacks, equipment and helmet rental. Your child will enjoy a day of fun and learning, in a safe environment, under the watchful eye of our trained teaching professionals. Class sizes are small to maximize student to instructor ratio. Reservations recommended. Limited availability.  
  • To take ski/snowboard lessons, children must be four years or older.  
  • To ensure that students' full attention is devoted to the task at hand, program directors ask that parents not interrupt instructors as they teach.
  • Lesson and Package Pricing

†Beginner Lift Ticket includes access to the Turtle Handle Tow and Bruin Chair Lift

Recommendations include:

  • A warm hat Insulated wind and water-resistant parkas and pants
  • A warm sweater
  • Warm ski socks
  • Long underwear and turtleneck shirt
  • Waterproof insulated gloves or mittens
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sun screen and lip protection
  • Dry change of clothes