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Spring Fest

Spring Fest

Great Events of Spring Fest

Welcome spring with a full day of fun activities at Badger Pass Ski Area.  Join in the festivities or just soak in the sun on the Lodge Deck while enjoying front row seats for the entertainment.  Our tradition of events include such greats as the Costume Contest,the Dummy Race,the Pond Skimming Contest (One of the Local Favorites) and lots more Family Fun!! See below for Description of Events. (Final Schedule of Events and Times subject to change due to conditions and/or weather.)

YOU and YOURS!! Open to All Yosemite National Park Visitors! Great Family Event bring Young and Old!

WHAT:   Yosemite National Park's Ski Resort, Badger Pass, will celebrate the conclusion of another successful season with its annual Spring Fest,complete with Music, Food, Costumes and Crazy Contests!

WHERE:  Badger Pass Ski Area, Yosemite National Park

WHEN:     Saturday March 28, 2015


9:00 am Event Registration ~ For more information and to sign up for events, please go to the Badger Pass Activities Desk.

10:00 am Kid's Obstacle Course ~ for children 13 and under.

11:00 am Free-Style Competition on Beaver ~ for skiers & snowboarders 14 years and older

11:00 am Kid's Slalom Race on Bruin ~ for children 13 and under.

12:00 noon Costume Contest ~ on the Day Lodge Main Deck.

12:30 pm Dummy Judging ~ Visitors and employees can build their own dummy and display it in front of the Day Lodge. Dummies must be at least 3' tall and less than 100 lbs., non-breathing, non-living, no pets, no kids. Gravity propelled only.

1:00 pm Dual Slalom Race on Badger for skiers & snowboarders must be 14 years and older

4:15 pm World Cup Dummy Race ~ watch the decorated dummies careen down the Red Fox Run and root for your favorite!

Downhill Dummy Races

Build your own dummy for the Downhill Dummy Race, or just come to admire the fantastic creations of others, and cheer for your favorite dummies!

If you are building a dummy, remember to register it in the Day Lodge on the morning of April 2nd . The race down the Red Fox run begins after the dummies are judged on style.


All dummies must be:
  • Built on skis or a snowboard
  • At least 3 feet tall
  • Weigh under 100 pounds
  • Non-living and non-breathing (not pets or children)
  • Gravity propelled only


    Check out a bunch of the great events at Badger's Spring Fest including the Dummy Race in the video below.

    Pond Skimming Event at the Badger Pass Spring Fest