Badger Pass offers five lifts and ten runs and can boast of being the oldest ski resort in California.
In some other parts of the world Badger Pass would get a lot more respect than it does in California.
Badger Pass is a nice ski facility but not world-class by any means and not particularly technically challenging. When you’re hours away from some of the finest ski runs in the world, such as at Tahoe and Mammoth, it’s hard to get respect.
It also lacks any appreciable after-ski activities anywhere nearby.
But, in fact, Badger Pass is a great family resort with fairly cheap tickets and relatively short lines at the lifts. Children and beginners will find the slopes at Badger Pass challenging enough.
What Badger Pass, and several places in Yosemite for that matter, does offer is lots of cross country challenges. There are 90 miles of marked trails and 25 miles of machine groomed trails for testing your endurance.[sam id=1 codes=’false’]
The small lodge offers food and drinks and equipment is available for rent. Ski instruction is also available.
The season generally runs from December to March depending on snowfall. For more information check with the Badger Pass Web Site.