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Glacier Point Ski Hut

Backcountry Shelter

Our Glacier Point Ski Hut is located at one of the most spectacular sites in Yosemite National Park. The fantastic vista overlooks Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and the Yosemite High Country. A 10.5-mile guided ski trip on intermediate groomed terrain through magnificent Yosemite backcountry takes you to the rustic accommodations of our beautiful stone and log building. We have a dining area, several sofas surrounding a wood stove, and indoor lavatory facilities.

Trips to Glacier Point Ski Hut can be guided or self-guided, but advance reservations for all trips are required. To make a reservation, call (209) 372-8444. Children must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by an adult in order to stay at the hut. For self-guided Glacier Point Hut Trips, guide yourselves safely to and from the hut and the hut keeper will provide dinner, breakfast, lunch for the ski out and a warm place to enjoy the evening.

On Guided Glacier Point Hut Trips, ski to the point with a knowledgeable Yosemite local, who is also a ski instructor and guide. We will meet at the Badger Pass Cross-Country Center. We should be skiing soon after all participants arrive and complete all of the necessary paperwork. We will then ski out to the hut for dinner and a relaxing evening at “the rim of the valley.” On the last day we will eat breakfast, pack lunch, and ski back to Badger Pass. Two night trips allow a layover day, with the option of just resting, exploring the area, or joining a guided ski tour at Glacier Point. Previous cross-country ski experience is required.

Meals provided while you are on your trip include all meals while staying at the hut and a packed lunch for the day that you ski out. Guided trips also include lunch on the ski in. We design and prepare the meals on our trips to be nutritious and healthful, (with a few extra goodies thrown in for those who like them).

Approach to the Glacier Point Ski Hut with Half Dome in the background.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Yosemite Wilderness is a special place. Please help us keep it that way by following the Leave No Trace principles at all times.

Number of Persons Shelter Will Accommodate

We have a bunk area that sleeps up to 20 skiers dormitory style (one big room).

Structure Access

The average experienced skier takes 4-5 hours to ski the 10½ miles from Badger Pass to Glacier Point, including a break for lunch. Fast skiers have plenty of time for exploring. Most people arrive back at Badger Pass Cross-Country by 3:00 or 4:00 p.m., after skiing from the Glacier Point Hut. This trip will require you to ski 10.5-miles from Badger Pass to Glacier Point on intermediate rolling terrain while carrying a backpack with your gear at over 7,000 feet in elevation. We groom the road, but not every day, and the ski conditions vary with the weather.

What to Bring

Remember, the weather varies depending on whims of Mother Nature. You could be skiing in beautiful Sierra sunshine or in the driving snow - be prepared for both!

  • Sleeping Bag (good to 20 degrees) - Rent a warm Mountain Hardwear bag at the hut if you do not want to carry one!
  • Touring Skis, Boots, and Poles - Available for rent at the Badger Pass Cross Country Ski Center
  • Internal Frame Backpack - You can also rent a Mountain Hardwear backpack.
  • Gaiters
  • Personal clothing including T-Shirt, Booties or Hut Shoes (optional), Wool Hat and Sun Hat, Ski Gloves, Wool or Synthetic Pants, Waterproof Storm Gear, Light Long Underwear, Wool or Blend Socks, Turtleneck (zip front), Bandanna
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock (maximum)
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • 2-1 quart water bottles (full)
  • Bandanna
  • Personal Medications
  • Moleskin/Foot Care Items
  • Goggles (optional)

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