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Experience Level

Easy

Hiking

1-3 miles

Elevation

7,200–7,400 feet

Registration Fee

$150

Please note: This program has been canceled.

Yosemite is currently open for day-use activities only (8 am to 5 pm daily), in support of California’s regional “Stay Home” order. We will not be running Outdoor Adventure and Custom Adventure programs until the order is lifted. We look forward to helping people connect with Yosemite through naturalist-led experiences again when it is safe to do so. For more information, please see the Yosemite National Park site and our COVID-19 updates. Thank you for understanding!

 

Program Overview: This winter, our naturalists are leading morning and afternoon snowshoe outings for small groups at Badger Pass Ski Area (9 am and 1 pm) on Saturdays from January 9 through January 30. Depending on conditions, you’ll spend three hours snowshoeing in this quiet part of the park off Glacier Point Road. Experience the beauty of this tranquil time of year in Yosemite, see how snow and cold temperatures transform the landscape, look and listen for seasonal birds, and learn how diverse animals make it through the Sierra Nevada winter.

Each three-hour program is open to one household group of up to 10 people. Please designate one person from your group to sign up and pay the registration fee ($150). After registering, the person who signed up will receive a confirmation email prompting them to add the names of other group members.

Know Before You Go

  • When: Saturdays, January 9–January 30, 9 am–12 pm or 1 pm–4 pm
  • Where: Badger Pass Ski Area
  • Registration includes: Guided three-hour snowshoe walk for one household group (1–10 people), park entry (as needed), snowshoes (if needed, or feel free to bring your own). There is no discount if you choose not to use the included gate pass or snowshoes. This program does not include camping or lodging.
  • Experience level: No experience necessary! Participants must be physically fit.

View a suggested packing list.

COVID-19: We have implemented special safety measures to keep participants and instructors safe during the ongoing pandemic. For example, participants will hike single-file and keep moving to avoid crowding the trail, and instructors will stop to offer interpretation only when there is ample space to stay at least six feet apart. Please review our COVID-19 procedures for details.

Pre-pandemic photo of a Yosemite snowshoe trip by Jenna Moynier.