2-Day Winter Itinerary

2-Day Winter Itinerary

DAY 1: The Yosemite Experience

Valley Floor Tour

Kick off your first day in the park with the Valley Floor Tour. It's a great way to see the valley while learning about the incredible history, flora, and fauna throughout the park. This 2-hour tour is enjoyed from the comfort of a heated bust with panoramic windows. The bus makes multiple scenic stops along the way that are perfect for photo opportunities.

Base Camp Eatery

Base Camp Eatery offers international, Italian, and classic American menus. Be sure to fuel up your afternoon with a specialty coffee from the Starbucks inside Base Camp Eatery. 


Winter hiking in Yosemite provides serene opportunities full of snow-capped granite peaks and spectacular views. Hike the Mist Trail to the footbridge (moderate: 1.6 miles, 1-1.5 hours round trip) to see one of the most stunning views of Vernal Fall. Another great winter hike is the short trail to Lower Yosemite Fall (easy: 1 mile, 30 minutes round trip). The trail is wheel-chair accessible, pet friendly, and great for visitors of all ages!

Ice Skating

As the day winds down, head to the iconic Curry Village Ice Rink (shuttle stop #14 & #20) offering spectacular views of Half Dome. The rink's outdoor fire pit is perfect for watching skaters on the ice and making tasty s'mores.

The Ahwahnee Dining Room

This iconic Dining Room features 34-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows that highlight the surrounding views. The dinner menu features classic dishes such as Prime Rib and make sure to try the Boysenberry Pie for dessert. It has been on the menu more than 60 years!

DAY 2: Badger Pass Ski Area

Degnan's Kitchen

Degnan's Kitchen (shuttle stop #4) is a convenient breakfast option to kick-start your day. Degnan's Kitchen serves hot breakfast sandwiches, pastries, oatmeal, handcrafted coffee/espresso drinks and a variety of grab & go options.

Badger Pass Ski Area

Head to California's original ski area to enjoy downhill skiing & snowboarding, backcountry ski tours, snowshoeing, snow tubing and cross-country skiing. This affordable family-friendly ski area offers gear rentals, lessons, and season passes. 

Getting there; don't stress about the drive up to the ski area. Sit back and enjoy the views on the free shuttle service from Yosemite Valley lodges. View shuttle schedule

The Skiers Grill located in the Day Lodge serves breakfast, lunch and snacks. 

Mountain Room

Visit the Mountain Room (shuttle stop #8) at Yosemite Valley Lodge to enjoy perfectly cooked steaks, delicious seafood, and fresh vegetarian options.