Just 2-3 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area and 5 hours from Los Angeles, sits mostly at lower elevations, has a mild climate and is easy to access. Once you arrive, a stay in California’s Gold Country makes for easy access to Yosemite and the High Sierra via Highway 140, the historic “All-Weather Highway”, where winter adventure awaits in the High Sierra.
Can you visit Yosemite in Winter?
Badger Pass Ski Area, California’s Best-Kept Slope Secret
Badger Pass is a great place for kids or adult novices to learn how to ski or snowboard, all at a fraction of the price of some of the large resorts throughout the state. Season passes are on sale now.
Gliding down hills on two feet not your thing? The ski area is also home to a tubing run which provides a fun and easy way to hit the slopes. Badger Pass is also a great jumping-off point for snowshoe hikes to Dewey Point and cross-country ski runs to Glacier Point. One visit to Badger Pass in Yosemite will leave you itching to come back for more fun in the snow.
Yosemite Mariposa County
Yosemite Mariposa County Information
Make the most of your time as you explore Yosemite with all the information you need to know before arriving. Learn about requirements for tire chains, sledding areas near the south entrance of the park, ice skating at Curry Village with views of Half Dome, and more!