Winter Sports

Snowboarder at Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area
Snowboarder at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area

Michael Hernandez

 

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Several marked winter trails are available, generally from mid-December through March. Yosemite Valley usually doesn't have sufficient snow for skiing or snowshoeing.

Brochures (including maps) for each of the areas with winter trails are available as PDF files (200-500 kb in size).

In addition, the National Park Service offers ranger-led snowshoe walks from mid-December through March (conditions permitting). See Yosemite Guide for a schedule of current programs.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area (formerly Badger Pass) is home to the oldest downhill skiing area in California and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding from mid-December through March.

Lessons, Equipment Rentals, and Lift Tickets

Yosemite Hospitality rents downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards, and snowshoes at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area. They also offers skiing and snowboarding lessons at the ski area. Snowshoes (but not skis) are also available for rent at the Crane Flat store.

Snow Tubing and Sledding

Yosemite Hospitality offers snow tubing at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area. While sledding is not allowed at the ski area, a snow play area at Crane Flat Campground is open in winter when enough snow is present.

Ice Skating

An outdoor ice skating rink in Yosemite Valley (at Half Dome Village, formerly Curry Village) is open from mid-November to mid-March.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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