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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

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.