Backcountry Ski Tours

Backcountry Ski Tours

See It All, Guided By A Pro

See It All, Guided By A Pro

There's no better way to experience cross-country skiing at Yosemite than setting out on a guided backcountry ski tour. Led by a Yosemite Mountaineering School's expert ski guide, you'll not only glide along some of the most beautiful trails in the park, but you'll also enjoy learning about Yosemite's natural history and wildlife. Tours range in length and distance to accommodate skiers of all levels—and some include overnight stays at our cozy huts.

Among the more popular tours are one- and two-night trips to the Glacier Point Ski Hut—where you’ll enjoy hot chocolate by the woodstove, delicious meals and cozy accommodations with your fellow cross-country skiers.

To learn more about Yosemite Mountaineering School's tours and to make reservations, call 209-372-8344.

Glacier Point Backcountry Ski Hut

After 10.5 mile guided ski trip along Yosemite's most gorgeous groomed trail, you'll find yourself at the Glacier Point Ski Hut—a rustic and charming stone and log building. Once inside, you'll be greeted with rustic accommodations that include a dining room with delicious meals, comfortable sofas, a woodstove, restrooms—and a large bunk bed area that sleeps up to 20 skiers.

Tempo Dome Backcountry Tour (includes Introduction Lesson)

Whether you’ve never skied before or are looking to polish your skills, this guided tour is a perfect introduction to backcountry skiing in Yosemite. Our expert guides will lead you along the trails that begin at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area. The five-hour experience will start with teaching you the basics before you head out and ski up to 4 miles. Guests are welcome to bring their own Alpine touring skis. This tour is offered on Sundays from late December to late February, and begins at the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area Nordic Center at 8:30 am.

Custom Tour with Guide

Our expert guides are available for custom tours of the Yosemite backcountry for groups of one to seven skiers. Trips can range in length from several hours to several days and can be customized to fit your group’s pace, preferences and sightseeing wish list.

Number of


Half Day

Full Day

(8-10 hours)


(per day)

1 Person $179.00 $267.50 $317.00
2 People $120.00 each $166.00 each $207.50 each
3 People $102.00 each $143.00 each $165.50 each
4-7 People $102.00 each $116.00 each $146 each