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When the snow falls at Yosemite National Park, it becomes a breathtaking winter wonderland with majestic landscapes worth exploring. A fun and eco-friendly way to do this is by planning a weekend getaway to Yosemite and snowshoeing through the park.
People of all ages can experience Yosemite’s magic through snowshoeing. Routes are typically available from mid-December through mid-March. There are plenty of options for all skill levels and preferences. Snowshoers who want guidance can go on free guided walks led by National Park Service rangers. These tours start at Badger Pass and offer spectacular forest and mountain landscapes along the way. More advanced snowshoers can trek Glacier Point Road for some incredible views of Half Dome and Cloud’s Rest. Another popular spot for snowshoeing is Crane Flat. The area’s eight trails begin at 6,200 feet and pass through enormous sugar pine and sequoia forests. You also can see some spectacular mountain and river vistas by trekking Crane Flat’s 2.9-mile Clark Range View Trail.
For adventurers, your snowshoes can also be your ticket to deeper backcountry exploration during the winter. Winter wilderness camping and backcountry ski huts are available for experienced winter travelers.
And finally, Badger Pass Ski Area provides all of the activities you can expect from a ski resort: downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snow tubing.
Arrive at Yosemite on Friday and settle into your accommodations. Spend Saturday snowshoeing and marveling at the views. Then, go on a driving tour of Yosemite before heading home on Sunday. Or expand your trip by including a visit to Badger Pass Ski Area.