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Discover Skiing in Yosemite

Most people think of winter in Yosemite as a season of limits, but it can be a season of possibilities. Cold and snow work better than any backcountry permit system to keep wild areas wild, and remoteness begins just out of earshot of the nearest road. If you enjoy solitude, try Yosemite skiing or cross-country skiing in winter. Chances are it'll be all yours.

Like most of our national parks, California's Yosemite sees the vast majority of its visitors during warm weather months. Few of the annual 3.5 million visitors come to see the park in its winter splendor--an ideal time to enjoy her serenity and beauty Even if you don't ski; a visit to Yosemite in winter is worth the trip.

Badger Pass is Yosemite's family-oriented ski and winter sports area. There are lifts for downhill skiing and lessons for the novice. Rental equipment along with instruction in classic cross-country skiing and skating technique as well as telemarking is available at the Yosemite Cross Country Ski Center. Snowshoeing is also an option as is skiing on a short, three-kilometer groomed Nordic trail at Badger Pass. More significantly, this venerable ski area is the jumping off spot for a cross country ski adventure to Glacier Point


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