A vacation at Badger Pass Ski Resort in Yosemite National Park, nestled in the Sierra Leone range, is an unforgettable experience. As the first designated ski area in California, families have been taking skiing vacations here for generations. Yosemite National Park is a perfect vacation spot all through the year and skiing here has been almost a tradition with many families ever since it started in1935.
The Badger Pass resort offers all the facilities you could want on a family vacation in the winter. Ski shops with equipment on rent, childcare services, cafeteria, accommodation and skiing instructors are available at affordable rates. Even for people who have never skied before, Badger Pass offers a Badger Pups Program to help them find their snow feet.
A free shuttle bus service from Yosemite Valley is the best way to get to the slopes. Once you are there, the powder snow and variety of slopes offer you the opportunity to try any form of snow sport you want. Downhill skiing or snowboarding on the varying slopes is a favorite with most, while the vast vistas of Yosemite make it perfect for cross country skiing. Kids can enjoy tubing down the gentle slopes while the more adventurous can go on a hike with the rented snowshoes.
A new attraction for a January vacation at Badger Pass is their Snowboard Stomp Package. The offer includes unlimited use of ski lifts and shuttle service up the slopes, snowboarding instructions, accommodation and meals at an unbelievably low cost for groups wanting to learn to snow board or improve their skills. Socials in the evening will encourage you to make new friends here and there is plenty of free time to practice your new skills on the Badger Pass slopes.
There is a wide choice of accommodation at Yosemite to suit your taste and budget. The High Sierra budget tent camps are great for a group of young friends while the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and Curry Village are perfect for family vacations. The historic Ahwahnee and European style Wawona are ideal for a romantic getaway.