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This application is due by Sunday, April 24, 2016

Send it to

or Phyllis Weber, P.O. Box 357, El Portal, CA 95318

Scholarship winners will be selected by April 30, 2016.

For more information call Phyllis at 209-379-2289.

Download the application HERE



The Nic Fiore Award

The Nic Fiore Award is given annually by the Yosemite Winter Club to a person who has clearly demonstrated enthusiasm, commitment and a love of winter sports and has made significant contributions to the enjoyment of winter sports and recreation in Yosemite National Park. Previous recipients include: John Walker, the Rothell Family, Mike Tollefson,  Howard Weamer, Sean Costello, Ed Hardy, Bill Wendt and Gene Rose.

Each year the Yosemite Winter Club Board will announce the recipient at the Winter Snow Ball. The Board is now accepting nominations for the next award. Please send an email and include the nominee's name and a brief description of why he or she is deserving of the award.

The 2016 Yosemite Winter Club Nic Fiore Award Winner is Dan Jensen!
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The 2015/16 Snowflake Newsletter, Packed full of news and information on memberships, activities and more.



Packed full of news and information on memberships, activities and more Download the complete Snowflake 2015/16 Newsletter, PDF

Cross Country 2015/16 ski dates

Hello all hopeful XC skiers
We now have confirmation on all our trip dates from the Park Service and Yosemite Conservancy. We will be getting the newsletter with trip details, costs, and application out shortly. But here are the dates so you can mark you calendars and do your planning.  And spread the word to friends and aquintances that might like to join in. 
FIRST SKI will take place on the weekend of January 15-17, 2016 at the Falcon’s Nest in Yosemite West. 
Yosemite Peregrine may also be available. 
GLACIER POINT TRIPS - 10 spaces each trip
Glacier Point 1, 1 night. February 6 - 7; in on Saturday, out on Sunday 
Glacier Point 2, 2 nights February 26 - 28; in on Friday, out on Sunday

February 12 to 15, 3 nights, in on Friday, out on Monday

March 11-15, 4 nights, in on Friday, out on Tuesday

TRANSSIERRA - 8 spaces
March 18-22, 4 nights, in on Friday, out on Tuesday

Teams and Events


  • 19 Gear Swap - Cliff Room at Yosemite Lodge (drop your gear at 3pm) 
  • 19 Pray for Snow Party - Membership Dinner 5:00 Cliff Room at Yosemite Lodge
  • 13 Ice Rink Opens (weather permitting) 3:30 pm


  • 11 Badger Pass Opens (Weather permitting)


  • 9-10 Bear Valley Ski Race
  • 15-17 First Ski (XC)


  • 6-7 XC Glacier Point Hut Trip
  • 5 Snowball Social at The Ahwahnee Hotel
  • 6-7 Dodge Ridge Ski Race
  • 12-15 Ostrander Ski Hut Trip (XC)
  • 26-28 XC Glacier Point Hut Trip
  • 27-28 China Peak Ski Race
  • TBD Nordic Holiday

MARCH 2016

  • 2 Ice Rink closing date (anticipated) 
  • 11-15 XC Tuolumne Turnaround Trip
  • 12 Ancient Jocks Race
  • 18-22 XC Transsierra
  • 19-20 Silver Ski Race at Badger Pass
  • TBD Badger Pass Winter Carnival
  • TBD Badger Pass anticipated closing date 

APRIL 2016

  • TBD Highway Clean-up

MAY 2016

  • TBD Scholarships due


Ancient Jocks Race, Saturday, Has Been Postponed to a later date

Yosemite Winter Club Ancient Jocks Race - March 26 2016, 1PM

It's that time of year again to race/chug/race with your YWC friends at Badger Pass! What is an ancient jock? Anyone over 30 who can ski or snowboard, taking a brief break to chug a beer or soda. Awards to top finishers in each age group. More details soon, save the date!

Begin sign up at 9 a.m. at Front Desk...race starts at 1:00; meet at top of Badger Run

Volunteer to help with Sunday's Nordic Holiday Freestyle race and get free race entry on Saturday and a free lift ticket at Badger Pass

Volunteer to help with Sunday's Freestyle race and get free race entry on Saturday and a free lift ticket at Badger Pass Nordic Holiday Race Volunteer Opportunity A day of XC skiing with friends, cheering on super fast Nordic Holiday Race skate skiers and friends, and helping out the Winter Club. What could be better? How about free entry in Saturday’s 18K Classic Race and/or the Telemark Race, plus free fully transferrable lift tickets, courtesy of your ever-appreciative Winter Club?

Yosemite Winter Club Cross Country Section- First Ski

Greetings to all.

We are hoping everyone is doing well and anticipating a great ski season. We wanted to let everyone know that First Ski. potluck and Section meeting is scheduled for the weekend of January 19/20 at the Pitts' Yosemite Peregrine in Yosemite West. We are still wating on the final word from the NPS and Yosemite Conservancy on the trip dates. Once we have those nailed down, we will be sending out the Cross Country Section newsletter with trip details and application. More details to come. And do your snow dance in the meantime.

Terry and Melinda
Yosemite Winter Club Cross Country Section
916 454 5937 home 916 802-5848 cell

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