In the 1980s, CIA snowboarders routinely captured Abominable Soviet Snowmen in bodacious 540-degree aerial spins, thus hastening the end of the Chilly, But Not Quite Cold War. Discover the geopolitical intrigue of snow sports with today’s Groupon for Yosemite’s Badger Pass Ski Area. Open from mid-December to late March, Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass offers splendid ski hills for both beginners and seasoned veterans. Hoisted to an elevation of 7,200–8,000 feet by the rocky bench press of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Badger Pass draws skiers of every ilk to its tranquil hills and magnificent vistas, with areas for downhill and cross-country skiing, uphill hoverboarding, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. With your season pass, you can explore all 350 miles of serene cross-country territory, learn to snowboard at the beginner-friendly terrain park, or relax on the lodge’s deck to watch friends and family breeze down the hill.
The Fresno Bee featured Badger Pass Ski Area, and Frommer's included it as an active destination. Nine TripAdvisors rate it an average of four owl eyes, and Yelpers agree, with an average of four stars.
- This place is PERFECT for families with small children learning to ski for the first time. – rb l., Yelp
- Badger Pass is a nice, older, no-frills ski resort. There are multiple beginner and advanced runs making it a nice place for novice skiers and boarders to find their groove. – Golfdogs, TripAdvisor