Yosemite Valley Lodging Is A Winter
Yosemite Valley lodging is always
the 'in spot' because fun is in-season 365 days a year!
California's 'gift of nature' is constantly changing,
and many love Yosemite best during the warm summer
months. In July and August, Yosemite lodging hosts
families on summer vacations. The park is a happy destination
for kids and adults eager to escape the heat by rafting
on a river or sitting in the cool shade of giant Sequoias.
But when the weather outside is frightful,
many people find Yosemite Valley lodging delightful!
Because despite the fact that many of the roads in
the park close due to heavy snow in winter; Yosemite
Valley is open all year long and Yosemite lodging is,
too.. At 4,000 feet, Yosemite Valley's winter temperatures
are relatively mild - 26 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, even
in February. The unpredictable weather makes winter
an excellent time for photography in Yosemite Valley.
Stormy clouds hang over the cliffs and valley floor
like cotton balls creating spectacular shots that make
amateur shutterbugs feel like pros.
There's more good news. Yosemite lodging
comes in many price ranges, but it is especially affordable
during the winter months. Winter is considered "off-season" and
Yosemite Valley lodging costs dip right along with
the mercury. In general, there are fewer people visiting
and rooms - especially during midweek - are available on
very short notice. This makes Yosemite lodging options
a perfect choice for people with flexible travel plans.
They can take advantage of last-minute airfare specials
and get a great rate on Yosemite lodging.
Yosemite lodging may host fewer human
guests than usual when there's snow on the ground,
but there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen. Deer,
raccoons, coyotes, and mule are common. And when winter
robs Yosemite trees of their leaves, it's possible
to see bears outside their caves - their own version
of Yosemite Valley lodging!
You can't say "Winter in Yosemite" without
talking about the winter sports scene there. Elite
athletes and amateurs share Yosemite Valley lodging,
and both groups take advantage of Yosemite's deeply
discounted winter sports packages that combine lifts,
equipment rentals and (for novices) instruction in
skiing and snowboarding. The Badger Pass Ski Area,
about a 40-minute drive from Yosemite Valley lodging,
is California's original ski area. The Pass's gentle
slopes and the quiet backdrop of Yosemite in winter
have made this area a traditional destination for generations
of holiday travelers throughout California.
Although most of Yosemite Valley's
lodging goes to ski enthusiasts in winter, skating
under the amazing shadow of Glacier Point and the world-famous
Half Dome monolith has brought winter visitors to the
Park for more than 70 years. The outdoor rink at Curry
Village is the perfect skating spot on a starry night
and inexpensive rentals make it easy to spontaneously
join the fun. Or if you prefer, settle in beside a
crackling fire with something warm to drink and watch
the skaters glide by.
Winter in Yosemite Valley is whatever
you want it to be - as long as you want it to be fun!
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