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Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park( Dan Blackburn / Image Associates )
Besides the new paint on its old lodge, the Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite National Park now boasts state-of-the-art chairlifts -- Eagle and Badger -- with truly smooth rides. All of this and more as Badger Pass chalks up its 75th year as a ski area operating entirely within a national park.
Colin Baldock, area manager for Badger Pass, calls it "the best little ski area in the USA." Pressed to explain why, Baldock makes it clear he does not think he is exaggerating.
-- Dan Blackburn
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Planning your trip:
All-day lift tickets cost $42 for adults, $37 for ages 13 to 17, and $20 for kids 12 and younger. Information on ski conditions, reservations, weather and road conditions is available at www.yosemitepark.com.