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Badger Pass Ski Area

Yosemite National Park, CA
209 372- 8444
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Cross-country skiing
Description: California's oldest ski area can be found in the spectacular Yosemite Valley.
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
98 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Badger Pass Ski Area is the oldest ski resort in California and it shows. In many ways, it cannot compete with more modern resorts in Utah or Colorado in terms of the lifts, lodges or indeed the quality of the snow. The lodge is small with a small restaurant with limited menu (eg pizza) but there is no overnight facility.... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited the day after the first snow. They had had very little all season and then 6" the night before our visit. We took the free bus up and went on the guided ranger snow shoe walk. It was really fun and picturesque and a good alternative to skiing if you don't have the time or expertise. For people... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The mountain is awesome for learning how to ski, for families new to skiing, and a place with cheap skiing. It is super small but fun. The snow is a little unpredictable year by year(Don't count on good snow). Shorts runs and exceptionally short lift lines. Badger lift usually you can just walk right up and sit on a chair... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We took our 2 high school daughters who had never skied before. Just a little bit of training by some really great teachers and they were skiing around on getting used to the skis. The trainers were positive and had great tips. They enjoyed the ski trip and we enjoyed the family friendly prices. Rentals were in good condition, café... More

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Huntington Beach, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Badger Pass is where I learned to ski at 3 years old! My dad would pull me up the bunny hill and down I would go full speed! When I got a little older I took the Ski Bus from Merced up to Badger Pass every Saturday during the winter for like 8 weeks. Bestest time ever!!! I have so... More

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Clovis, Ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Good for beginners. Not crowded. Intimate setting as its not too big. When the suns a shinnin, don't forget the sunscreen! If your a quick learner, you will want to move up fast. There are a few more runs, but I imagine you'll tire of them quickly. They have a slow lift for a bunny hill and its great to... More

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Dallas, Texas
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366 reviews 366 reviews
230 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband is the skier in the family. We were living in California and needed a winter break, so we visited Yosemite. I thought he'd enjoy a day of skiing and he seemed eager for it, but after a few hours on the slopes, he was through. He got spoiled up in Colorado with mountains that it took days and... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is our second year of introducing our 5 & 6 year old children to skiing at Badger Pass, where my father learned in the mid-30s and later, my brother and I. I was thrilled to see how our two kids evolved over 10 days of skiing in December and January, even in blizzardy conditions! Thanks to the dedicated teachers... More

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Mariposa, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

No fancy lodge, and the ski area is not big compared to others, but great service and a great price for our school kids!

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place for winter fun. They groom the closed portion of the Glacier Point Road with tracks so you can cross country ski as long as you want with several side trails that are ungroomed. You need to follow the tree markers and tracks of others on the ungroomed trails. You can rent cross country skis and snows shoes at... More

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