Winter is here, and Spring is just around the corner! Cool temperatures for hiking, a wonderland of light for photographers, snow in the high country! The roads from here to Yosemite Valley are almost always open and clear, giving access to all of the drama and splendor of the Valley's 3,000-foot canyon walls and lacey falls. Yosemite Snow & Ski Area is just 50 minutes away. Skiing snowboarding, cross-country, snowshoeing.