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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

Cross Country Skiing

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 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 cross-country skiing excursions, both the novice and expert alike can create their perfect trip.

Founded in 1970, Yosemite's 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 cross-country touring, skate, backcountry and telemark skis, as well as Pulk Sleds for pulling children, snowshoes, and some overnight snowcamping equipment.

Open daily during the winter season from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Call (209) 372-8444 for information on lessons and rentals.

Glacier Point Ski Hut

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

 Glacier Point Ski Tours
   1-night trips  2-night trips
 Overnight Guided Glacier Point Hut Tours
(3 person minimum)
 $350/person  $550/person
 Self-Guided Glacier Point Hut Tours
(6 person minimum, total at the hut, not per party)
 $120.50/person/night $120.50/person/night

Cross-Country and Telemark Lessons* 

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

Introductory Lesson:
Daily at 10:15 am and 1:00 pm
2-hour group lesson with 3 or more students

Intermediate Lesson:
Scheduled after Introductory Lesson by request
Group track skiing lesson
Improve kick & glide, master steeper terrain, learn new techniques

Advanced Lesson:
Scheduled after Intermediate Lesson by request
Group upper track level or off-piste lesson
Students choose lesson focus

Private Lesson:
Daily at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
1-hour lesson, based on your skill level

Telemark Lesson:
Nordic Downhill Technique
Taught on downhill ski runs
Includes use of ski lifts during lesson

Skate Ski Lesson is for advanced track skiers only

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)
 $350/person  $550/person
 Self-Guided Glacier Point Hut Tours
(6 person minimum, total at the hut, not per party)
 $120.50/person/night $120.50/person/night

 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)
(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.

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. We have a classic and telemark event on Saturday and a 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.