Winter Fun in Yosemite: Snow Track Tours and Ice Skating at Tenaya Lodge

Snow Track Tour Adventure: Group of friends exploring the winter wilderness on a snow track tour

Winter is a magical time in Yosemite and Bass Lake, with snow blanketing the landscapes and creating a winter wonderland for visitors to explore. While many visitors might think of Yosemite as a summer destination, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy during the winter months. Here are just a few things to do in the area this winter.

Yosemite Adventure Co Snow Track Tours

One of the most exciting winter activities in Yosemite is a snow track tour with Yosemite Adventure Co. These tours take visitors deep into the Sierra’s snow-packed mountains, exploring areas that are typically inaccessible during the summer months. With snow tracks on the ATVs and UTVs, these tours are perfect for those looking for a unique and thrilling experience. The guides at Yosemite Adventure Co are experienced and knowledgeable, making sure visitors have a safe and enjoyable tour. So bundle up, grab a camera, and get ready to explore the snowy winter wonderland of Yosemite like never before.

Ice Skating at Tenaya Lodge

Another great winter activity is ice skating at Tenaya Lodge, located just outside Yosemite National Park. This outdoor rink is open daily from mid-December through February and provides visitors with a fun and unique way to enjoy the winter season. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a beginner, the rink is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. And after you’re done skating, be sure to warm up by the fire pit and enjoy some hot cocoa.

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

For those who prefer to explore the winter landscape at a slower pace, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are great options. Both activities offer a peaceful and quiet way to explore the snowy forests and meadows of Yosemite. Several trails are open for these activities, ranging from beginner to advanced, so there is something for everyone.

Winter Photography

Winter is a great time for photography in Yosemite, with the snow-covered landscapes providing a beautiful and unique backdrop for photos. Whether you’re a professional photographer or just taking snapshots with your phone, there are plenty of opportunities to capture stunning winter scenes. So be sure to bring your camera and capture memories that will last a lifetime.


Don’t forget to pack your sleds and take advantage of the snowy hills for some classic winter fun! Don’t have sleds or snow gear with you? Not to worry! Stop by our shop to purchase sleds while on your vacation. There are several designated sledding areas within Yosemite National Park, including the Snow Play Area in the Tuolumne Meadows area. Sledding can be a great way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the beautiful winter scenery. Just remember to always sled in designated areas for safety reasons.

With so many exciting things to do in Yosemite and Bass Lake during the winter months, there’s no reason to wait until summer to visit. From snow track tours to ice skating and snowshoeing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And don’t forget to stop by Yosemite Adventure Co for an unforgettable winter adventure.