Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winter Activities in Yosemite National Park

There is no better time to visit Yosemite National Park than winter. With beautiful snow-covered cliffs and meadows blanketed in snow, Yosemite Valley is in its most tranquil season.

Winter also brings numerous activities to participate in during your visit. The following are our recommended activities for your winter adventure to Yosemite Valley:

Winter Light Photography Workshop with Keith Walklet, February 11-15, 2009

While each season offers its own special qualities, veteran Yosemite photographers like instructor Keith S. Walklet know that winter conditions add even more beauty to an already spectacular landscape. Using a combination of field and classroom time, Keith Walklet will cover topics including composition, lighting, exposure and more while leading the workshop group through Yosemite Valley to capture the winter landscape.

Photographing Horsetail Fall Workshop with Michael Frye, February 20, 2009 and February 22, 2009

Every February hundreds of photographers journey to Yosemite to photograph, or attempt to photograph, the spectacular sunset light on Horsetail Fall. In this one-day workshop Michael Frye, author of the Photographer's Guide to Yosemite, will lead you to one of the special Horsetail Fall viewing spots at sunset to photograph this phenomenon, and instruct you on how to best capture the scene.

Badger Pass Ski Area

Enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding at Yosemite National Park’s very own ski area. The relaxed atmosphere and gentle slopes of Badger Pass offer up the best experience for the winter sport novice or a fun, family outing. Open daily from 9am – 4pm.

Full Moon Snowshoe Walk

Each month through the winter season, join a naturalist guide from the Yosemite Association for the Moonlight Snowshoe adventure. Walk through a snow-covered forest dappled by the light of the moon while learning about the natural world around you. Offered on Saturday, February 7th and Saturday, March 7th.

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