Badger Pass now open

December 27, 2012 

Thanks to recent snow storms, Yosemite National Park's Badger Pass Ski Area downhill operations opened Friday, Dec. 21. The Nordic Center offering snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opened for the season on Dec. 15. Badger Pass Ski Area's tubing hill and terrain park will open at a later date as more snow is needed.

Skiers can still purchase season passes online for as low as $149 for adults and $69 for children through Dec. 31.

Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area has been operating as California's original ski area for family fun since 1935. With 10 slope runs and five convenient lifts, families can experience a picturesque winter getaway with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, all at a fraction of the cost found at other ski resorts.

In addition to affordable season passes, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite offers several packages and discounted lift ticket offers for winter adventurers to hit the slopes.

Founded in 1935, Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area enjoys the distinction of being California's first ski resort. Badger Pass is the gateway to some of the most beautiful vistas in the High Sierra, offering five convenient lifts and spacious groomed runs for downhill skiers and snowboarders, in addition to snowshoeing, snow tubing and cross-country ski trails.

The Yosemite Ski School was established in 1928 and has taught generations of first-time skiers and snowboarders. Msnbc.com listed Badger Pass Ski Area as a "Top 10 Ski Resort Perfect for the Entire Family." Badger Pass Ski Area is operated by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite (DNC), an affiliate of Delaware North Companies and the authorized National Park Service concessionaire responsible for lodging, dining, guest recreation and transportation in Yosemite.

Badger Pass web cam

Badger Pass now has a high-definition webcam offering skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to check current conditions and watch the action on the slopes.

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, concessionaire for Badger Pass, installed the first high-definition webcam located at Badger Pass. The webcam is a wide-angle lens that covers the base area and mountain from the Eagle Chair Lift to the Eagle Run. Pixelcaster is the manufacturer of the camera, which is the same webcam provider for the Yosemite Conservancy webcams throughout the park.

Badger Pass Ski Area's webcam can be viewed at YosemitePark.com/badger-webcam.aspx.

Images can be enlarged, and the web page allows images to be directly shared through social media.

Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area has been operating as California's original ski area for family fun since 1935. With 10 slope runs and five convenient lifts, families can experience a picturesque winter getaway with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, all at a fraction of the cost found at other ski resorts.

In addition to affordable season passes, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite offers several packages and discounted lift ticket offers for winter adventurers to hit the slopes without breaking the bank.

Details: (801)-559-4949, yosemitepark.com, road and weather information, (209) 372-0200.

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