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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

Tempo Dome Backcountry Tour and Beginner Lesson

Tempo Dome Backcountry Tour and Beginner Lesson

Escape the crowds and hit the powder to take your skiing to the next level with this introduction to backcountry skiing. Join one of our experienced backcountry guides in exploring the terrain outside the Badger Pass Ski Area while working on your off-piste technique. Cover up to four miles in this five-hour lesson. Feel free to bring your own alpine touring skis!

This program is held Sundays at 8:30 a.m. at Badger Pass Nordic Center from late December to late February. Rates are $50 per person, $60 with backcountry ski rentals. Eagle Lift ride is included in the cost. Minimum age is 12 years old. Previous ski experience is necessary. 

Advance reservations are required. Get tickets at the Yosemite Lodge Tours and Activities Desk (209) 372-1240, The Ahwahnee Concierge Desk, or the Nordic Center at Badger Pass (209) 372-8444.