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Address: , Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 209 372- 8444
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Activities: Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Cross-country skiing
Description: California's oldest ski area can be found in the spectacular Yosemite...
California's oldest ski area can be found in the spectacular Yosemite Valley.
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Perfect for beginners and tourists

What a gorgeous little ski resort! Coming from Australia where the season is so short that queues are huge, the ability (while we were there in January) to just hop on to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Sydney
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a gorgeous little ski resort! Coming from Australia where the season is so short that queues are huge, the ability (while we were there in January) to just hop on to the lifts as soon as you finished your run was lovely. Our kids had only done one previous season so it was also small enough to keep tabs... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Much higher expectations will probably be disappointed by Badger Pass given its age and the comparatively easy mountain for winter sports. It is not edgy, and those seeking that will probably want to go elsewhere in Colorado or Utah. But, the surrounding area is gorgeous and perfect for snowshoeing. It is much more the comfy old hat than the latest... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Badger Pass is pretty small compared to most California ski resorts. But what it lacks in size and miles, it makes up for in beauty! There is truly no place in the world that match Badger Pass for the scenery. You ski the short, pleasant runs while looking at Half-Dome and granite walls of pure beauty. There's a sense of... More 

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burlingame,Ca.
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very small ski area but Great for not loosing family members. Parking is usually ample and friends just got a discount package deal for staying at Y. Lodge in the Valley and taking the free skiers bus up. i did NSP/National Ski Patrol here for a couple years in the 70s. Nic Fiore's ski school was one of the Best.... More 

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DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I came here for the ranger-led snowshoeing. The 2 hour session ran over a bit, because of the size of the group--48 people. They'd had 77 the day before. 6-8 is more normal. There is no charge but there is a suggested donation of $5 if you use the parks' snowshoes (no poles), which is a fraction of the concessionaires... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Badger Pass isn't huge or luxurious but it is super fun with a great staff. They have lots and lots of choices for levels of lessons for different ages for both ski and snowboard. Getting rentals was easy enough and returning them was super easy. The food court leaves much to be desired, but by and large, a very fun... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and friendly staff. Great place to learn. Icy hills were the black diamond areas- not so nice. Blues and greens were fantastic. Small resort but go early to avoid long lines and parking lot fiascos. Bus is convenient. But no cell phone service! Plan a meet up location in advance. Only take an SUV or all wheel drive... More 

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Mariposa, California, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Boarded with the family all day. Enjoyed the sun, perfect weather, small crowds " no waiting" and great food.

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 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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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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