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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

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. This program includes 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