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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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The Little Ski Resort with Heart!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
98 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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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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