Cross Country Skiing

Northern California Cross-Country Skiing at Yosemite

Yosemite Cross Country Skiing
Some of the best Northern California cross-country skiing tracks and trails await at Yosemite Park's Badger Pass. Offering visitors access to some of the most beautiful vistas on earth, the Badger Pass® Ski Area is the gateway to a Yosemite cross-country skiing adventure like no other. Enjoy nearly 350 miles of trails and roads in the park, beginning at Badger Pass, and over 90 miles of marked trails and 25 miles of machine-groomed track.  Cross-country track and skating lanes are groomed from Badger Pass to Glacier Point - a 21-mile round trip - and a three-kilometer track is set to the scenic Old Badger Summit. From tranquil snowy day-trips to overnight Northern California cross-country skiing excursions, both the novice and expert alike can create their perfect trip.

Badger Pass Cross-Country Center & Ski School
Founded in 1970, Yosemite Cross-Country Ski School provides lessons for all skill levels and also leads ski tours and overnight Northern California cross-country skiing excursions to Glacier Point and the Yosemite backcountry. The Center also has rentals for XC touring, skate, backcountry and telemark skis, as well as Pulk Sleds for pulling children, snowshoes, and some overnight snowcamping equipment.

Cross country ski to the Glacier Point Ski Hut

Glacier Point Ski Hut

Strap on your cross-country skis for a fantastic weekend Yosemite cross-country skiing adventure.  Located right at Glacier Point, the Glacier Point Ski Hut offers warmth, shelter, delicious meals and some of the most fantastic views on earth.  To make a (required) reservation, call (209) 372-8444.

Nordic Holiday Race

Classic Race

The Badger Pass Ski Area Nordic/Cross-Country Center is pleased to host the Annual Nordic Holiday Race, a weekend of fun and nordic skiing.  There is a classic and telemark event on Saturday, and a very special race to Glacier Point and back on Sunday, where the winners can complete the 21 mile round trip in around 1.5 hours.  See our Nordic Holiday Race page for more information.

Cross-Country and Telemark Lessons*

   Lesson Price  Lesson & Equipment Rental
 Learn to Ski Package  $35.50  $46
 Intermediate Lesson  $35.50  $46
 Telemark Ski Lessons (incl lift ticket for lesson only)  $49  $65
 XC Skating Lessons  $45.50  $60
 Private Lessons  $37 + $20 each add'l person

Learn more about Cross-Country Skiing at Yosemite

Guided Cross-Country Ski Tours and Packages*

 Glacier Point Ski Tours
   1-night trips  2-night trips
 Overnight Guided Glacier Point Hut Tours
(3 person minimum)
 $375/person  $575/person
 Self-Guided Glacier Point Hut Tours
(6 person minimum, total at the hut, not per party)
 $146/person/night- Anticipated Rate  $146/person/night- Anticipated rate 

 Other Group Ski Tours
 Snow Camping (3 person min)  $292/person
 Trans-Sierra Ski Tours (3 person min)  $876/person

 Custom Backcountry Ski Guiding
   Half Day  Full Day
(8-10 hours)
 Overnight
(per day)
 1 person  $179  $267.50  $317

 2 people

 $120 each  $166 each  $207.50 each
 3 people  $102 each  $143 each  $165.50 each
 4 - 7 people  $102 each  $116 each  $146 each

 *Prices subject to change with NPS approval.