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Cross-Country Skiing

One of the best ways to experience Yosemite’s winter beauty and enjoy miles of outstanding views

Cross-Country Skiing in Yosemite - Best Time
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Yosemite National Park is one of the best destinations for cross-country skiing, offering more than 563 km of paths and featuring some of the most scenic trails in America.

Among the very best spots in the park for cross-country skiers of all skill levels is the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area (also called Badger Pass Ski Area) which has about 145 km of marked trails and 40 km of machine-groomed tracks. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you'll find all necessary equipment and guidance at the Ski School as private lessons and ski tours available.

Cross Country Skiing on Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park
Cross Country Skiing on Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park

One of the most beautiful trails within the area is the 33-km​ loop from the Badger Pass to Glacier Point. By the way, cross-country skiing is one of the only ways to get to the Glacier Point lookout in winter!

The Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area is usually open mid-December through mid-March.

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