Yosemite Skiways 1939

I have been seeing on maps a old ski run that is referred to as the “Inspiration Ski Trail” or “Inspiration Skiway” It seems they called ski runs out of Badger ” Ski Ways”.

The Inspiration Ski Way starts at Ostrander Hut on one map but in many old movies they go out the Dewey Point Trail #14. They gain the ridge and then follow it down to the west end of the Wawona Tunnel/Turtle Back Dome area. If there was enough snow i suppose they could ski down to Old Inspiration Point then to Inspiration Point or all the way down the old road to Bridalveil Area.

The Inspiration Skiway starts at 9:15

There are old postcards that show skiers on a ridge with El Captian and Half Dome in the background and they were taken on this “Inspiration Skiway”

This old movie has great scenes of Badger Pass, Strawberry Creek, etc

Map at bottom shows where i think the ski run went
Inspiration Ski Trail, yosemite
Inspiration Ski Trail, yosemite
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