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Planning your trip to Badger Pass

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If you go THE BEST WAY TO BADGER PASS From 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 STAY Inside 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.

Outside Yosemite, Tenaya Lodge is two miles from the park's southern entrance. 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp; (888) 514-2167, www.tenayalodge.com. Doubles from $159. Cedar Lodge, 9966 Highway 140, El Portal, is eight miles from the park's main entrance. (209) 379-2612, www.yosemite-motels.com/. Doubles from $80. There are several motels in Oakhurst.

BADGER PASS SKI AREA All-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.

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
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