Get a firsthand look at how Yosemite transforms during the quiet winter months during a personalized half- or full-day outing with one of our naturalists. As you hike or snowshoe, look for and learn about signs of the season, such as frazil ice, snow-topped trees and tiny tracks leading to the subnivean zone.

In addition to enjoying a personalized adventure, you’ll be supporting Yosemite! As with all Conservancy programs, participation in our Custom Adventures helps fund important work in the park.

COVID-19 safety procedures

We’ve adjusted our safety protocols in response to the ongoing pandemic. As always, we’re committed to ensuring the health and safety of our adventure participants and instructors. For all adventure programs, we’re implementing strict safety measures that align with the latest federal, state and local guidelines. Safety procedures include asking participants to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others, wash or sanitize hands frequently, and avoid touching shared surfaces and objects. If you’re considering joining one of our adventure programs, please review our COVID-19 procedures.


Sample Programs

Choose one of the programs below, or create your own!

  • Snowshoeing: Learn basic techniques on an easy walk, explore a giant sequoia grove, or challenge yourself on a trek to Dewey Point for a breathtaking view from the south rim of Yosemite Valley.
  • Winter hiking: Take to the trails for a winter wander — no snowshoes needed. Follow your guide to views of seasonal scenery, explore winter ecology and learn key tips for hiking in cold weather.

If you have a route in mind or want to brainstorm itinerary ideas with our team, contact us!