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THE BEST WAY TO BADGER PASSFrom Los Angeles, take Interstate 5 north to California Highway 99 north to Fresno. From Fresno, take California Highway 41 north to Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park. To reach Badger Pass from the park's southern entrance, take Wawona Road to Chinquapin and turn right on the Glacier Point Road to Badger Pass. An alternate route, if road conditions are snowy and you are staying in Yosemite Valley, is to take California 49 northwest to Mariposa and pick up California 140 (the all-season highway) into Yosemite. Driving time is five to six hours.
WHERE TO STAYInside Yosemite, there are three choices in the winter months: Curry Village, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and the Ahwahnee Hotel. Reservations can be made by calling (801) 559-4884 or online at www.yosemitepark.com. Doubles from $40 a night for a Curry Village tent cabin, $148 at Yosemite Lodge and $400 a night at the Ahwahnee. Be sure to check for special rates and Badger Pass packages.
BADGER PASS SKI AREAAll-day lift tickets cost $42 for adults, $37 for ages 13 to 17, and $20 for kids 12 and younger.
The guided Glacier Point hut tour is $192 a person for one night, $288 for two nights. The self-guided hut tour is $121 a person for one night. For reservations, call (209) 372-8444.
Information on ski conditions, reservations, weather and road conditions is available at www.yosemitepark.com.