When looking for the perfect skiing or Nordic holiday, look no further than Yosemite National Park, where a ski race and other activities are just a part of the whole experience. In fact, Yosemite National is one of the most popular winter destinations for many people, including excellent accommodation, fun trails and plenty to do both inside and out.
Organization: Yosemite National Park
Dates: 02/23/2013 - 02/24/2013 update info
Time: 8:00:00 AM - 2:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $40 registration fee for all three races includes
Venue: Nordic Holiday Race in Yosemite National Park,CA
Contact: DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite
Phone: (209) 372-1445
Nordic Holiday Races at Yosemite
Classic Race start 2007
41st Annual Nordic Holiday Race
Badger Pass celebrates cross-country skiing each year with their fabulous Nordic Holiday Race. The two day event includes an 18K classic, downhill telemark and 38K free-style events. Whether you're a competitive XC skier, or just someone who'd like to meet other XC skiers, stop by and join in the fun.
Registration: $40 registration fee for all three races includes 1/2-day lift ticket and evening awards party ($30 until 2/9/13)
2013 Nordic Holiday Race Information
Race Dates: February 23 - 24, 2013
Classic Race - a fun friendly 18K classic race, open to everyone, with a prize for best costume.
Race Registration: 8:30am - 10am
Race Starts: 10:30am
Amateur Telemark Race - Telemark through the gates for time. It's all down hill on this race, and the real goal is to have fun.
Register ahead of time with the Race Organizers.
Race starts: 1:00pm on the NASTAR course.
Glacier Point and Back "Freestyle" Race - 38km skate race to spectacular Glacier Point and back!
Race Registration: 8 - 8:30am
Race Starts: 9:00am
Kids can race too!
For Juniors (18 and under) we will offer a junior loop of approximately 10 km (to about Bridalveil Campground and back). Adults should accompany children under 10 years of age.
Juniors (under 18 years): $30 Race Day, $20 Pre-Registration (By 2/9/13)
Awards parties are held Saturday and Sunday evening with a raffle on Saturday.
- Badger Pass has 90 miles of marked trails
- A February annual race in Yosemite National Park
- For all ages and skill levels
Overview: Yosemite National Park is not only a great place for a skiing holiday, but Nordic ones, too. In fact, it offers the chance to ski in a prestigious race whilst enjoying all the other recreational opportunities that Yosemite National Park offers in the winter. Many winter adventurers go to enjoy the cross country skiing, especially families with children because it provides a safe and exciting environment.
When: A mid February event each year
Where: Badger Pass in Yosemite
Fees: Entry fees vary
Details: The park's main pass is the main location for cross country skiing adventures and the famed Nordic Race. There are a total of three hundred and fifty miles of varied roads and trails, including Badger Pass (90 – marked; 25 – groomed) and Old Badger Summit (3 km racing track).
For those with little skiing experience, Badger Pass also has a ski school where beginners and experts can fine tune their skills with different lessons, take tours or spend the night in the backcountry. It also offers different ski types, sleds, snowshoes and camping equipment. Alternatively, one can spend a weekend in the warmth of Glacier Point Ski Hut and enjoy food, shelter and outstanding scenery.