Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $42, you get two all-day adult lift tickets to Badger Pass Ski Area at Yosemite National Park (up to an $84 value). These tickets are valid from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays from January 10 to March 29, 2012. Groupon holders will have to pay an additional entry fee to Yosemite National Park.
The fun facilitators at DNC Parks & Resorts set the scene for snowy excitement with all-day passes to California's original ski resort, the Badger Pass Ski Area at the majestically scenic Yosemite National Park. Toting two adult lift tickets, pairs of skiers, snowboarders, and extreme ice sculptors can explore the peaks, slaloms, and drifts as they shoot down snow-capped mountains. Skiers can take advantage of downhill-skiing slopes—with elevations of up to 8,000 feet—and snowboarders can plummet down runs or master tricks at the beginner-friendly snowboard terrain park. Badger Pass also lets snow bunnies recline on an expansive sun deck, where they can take in views of the slopes, surrounding scenery, and Bigfoot’s winter cottage.