SUNDAY SNOW: Yosemite's Badger Pass, like a lot of our mountain areas, has gotten its share of fresh powder over winter 2011; Presidents Day Weekend saw over five feet. Now the ski area is offering students discounts over every Sunday in March. Middle-schoolers up to college-schoolers get a ten-buck lift ticket on Sunday, March 6, and the three March Sundays to follow. There are also discounts on ski and board rental. They're called Sunday Fundays, which is easy to remember.
ANOTHER NICE ADD: Badger Pass has a "Ski Free on Your Birthday!" deal. Details.
ONE MORE ADD: It's not Badger Pass-related, but it does brim with Yosemite love. Frommers recently named the Ahwahnee as one of "The Best National Park Lodges in the U.S." We love this shot of the landmark, all stones and balconies and cliff-face behind it.