See Yosemite in Winter

Yosemite in WinterAs snow drapes the peaks of the majestic granite domes and envelopes the meadows in a frosty blanket of white glimmering elegance, Yosemite National Park transforms into a winter playground full of new and exciting adventures for you and your family to discover. Whether it's skiing the slopes at Badger Pass, show shoeing beneath the radiance of a full moon or ice-skating with Half-Dome as your backdrop, there is no limit to the number of unforgettable experiences that enable you to connect with nature, and reconnect with each other.


Winter Activities in Yosemite

Yosemite is a site to behold in the winter.  Come visit one of the most beautiful places on earth at a time when there are less tourists and still all kinds of fun and exciting activities.

  • Downhill Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Iceskating
  • Hiking
  • Fireside at The Ahwahnee

Yosemite in WinterWinter Weather and Driving in Yosemite

Winter in Yosemite is snowy and cold, though sunny and chilly days are not uncommon.  Yosemite Valley & Wawona (4,000 ft / 1,200 m): 53°F (12°C) / 28°F (-2°C).  Also, please note that Tiago Pass is closed in the winter due to snow.  The dates of closing and opening of Tioga Pass changes year to year, so please check the status if you plan to arrive to the Hotel Charlotte via the east side of Yosemite and Tioga Pass.  Check current Yosemite Road Conditions.