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Snowshoe Nature Hike
Snowshoe Flashlight Hike
Explore the Sierra National Forest by starlight on a 1.5 hour guided snowshoe flashlight hike into the forest. You'll use all your senses to experience a whole new side to the Sierra.
Tenaya Lodge Ice Skating
Curry Village Ice Skating
A tradition in Yosemite since the 1930s, the Ice Rink at Curry Village is the perfect outdoor setting for winter recreation in Yosemite. We have even been ranked as one of the top 10 ice-skating rinks in the country, by Budget Travel. Tucked beneath the majestic forms of Half Dome, and Glacier Point, skaters can also enjoy the warmth of an outdoor fire ring. Supplies for making smores, or hot drinks are available inside the store.
Tenaya Sledding & Tubing
Badger Pass Tubing
Take the kids snow tubing at Yosemite. The Badger Pass® - Yosemite Tubing Area is designed for younger kids who want the excitement of sliding over snow. Kids of all ages are encouraged to join in.
Badger Pass Downhill Skiing
As California's original ski area, Badger Pass has been a favorite for generations of families. Unpretentious, friendly and affordable, Badger Pass ski area offers a uniquely stress-free atmosphere. Featuring one of the best sundecks in the Sierra, you can watch your children learn to ski or snowboard while enjoying the California sunshine. Badger Pass is a full-service ski resort offering ski and snowboard instruction, rental equipment, a ski shop, childcare, and a cafeteria and lounge. Open mid-December through mid-March, conditions permitting.
Badger Pass Snowboarding
Yosemite's Badger Pass® in California is the ideal place to learn to snowboard.. With gentle terrain and beginner lifts, up-to-date rental equipment and a Guaranteed Learn to Snowboard lesson package, this is a great place for families to learn to snowboard together. You'll also find a fun and beginner-friendly Terrain Park with over 15 snowboard features and plenty of room to learn new maneuvers.
Skilled instructors at the Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski & Snowboard School teach beginning, intermediate and advanced snowboarding lessons.
Ski and Snowboard Lessons
The Yosemite Ski and Snowboard School, first in the West, was established in 1928, and today employs a staff of 25 instructors, many of whom are members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America® (PSIA) or American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). Yosemite legend, Nic Fiore, retired in 2005 after 55 continuous years as director of the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard School. His memory continues to inspire the passion for winter activities at Badger Pass.
With Badger Pass’s gentle slopes and dedicated staff, we guarantee that we will build your skills and confidence quickly. All programs emphasize safety in a fun learning environment. For kids aged 4 to 6, check out our Badger Pups children's ski instruction program.
Child Care and Badger Pups
The Badger Pups Ski Program teaches children age 4-6 how to ski! One lesson is $49, or get two lessons for $69.
Badger Pass child care is available for children age 3-9. Rates are $10.50 per hour, or $95 for full-day. Ski area babysitting can be purchased at the Pups Den.
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
A Tenaya Lodge winter exclusive, horse-drawn sleigh rides depart directly from Tenaya Lodge and glide guests through a Yosemite winter wonderland of towering Sugar Pines and stands of Incense Cedars. A wonderful treat for the family, as well as a perfectly romantic holiday escape.