Badger Pass Ski Area Development – Yosemite National Park CA

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) helped develop the Badger Pass Ski Area at Yosemite National Park in the mid-to-late 1930s.

Limited skiing had started in 1933 with the opening of the Glacier Point road, making Badger Pass one of the earliest California ski areas.  The Badger Pass lodge was built in 1935.  

The National Park Service wanted to encourage skiing and used the CCC to assist with further improvements at Badger Pass. The CCC was involved in at least the following projects:

•1938  Widening the Badger Pass Access Road.
•1939 – 1940  Building the Badger Pass Ranger Residence.
•1940 – 1941  Adding a Comfort Station adjacent to the Badger Pass Ski Lodge.

CCC enrollees probably worked on three ski runs and 2 ski jumps, but this needs further research.

Badger Pass remains a small ski resort at 90-acres with 10 runs and 5 lifts.  

Source notes

Determination of Eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Resources Final – August 13, 2009

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on October 23, 2017.
Additional contributions by John Broesamle.

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Location Info


7082 Glacier Point Rd
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Coordinates: 37.6622, -119.6633

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