Yosemite Winter Wonderland 2023 Photo Contest Winners

We were floored by the memories shared from our Winter photo contest, Yosemite Winter Wonderland.

Our hearts are warm as we thank all who shared, and casted their votes. Your participation not only makes it fun for us, but keeps everyone #YosemiteDreaming when they need it most.

Here we congratulate the winners and share a few honorable mentions that we loved. We hope you do too!

Winners With the Most Votes

1st Place: Angela G.

1,075 Points

First Getaway as a Family of Four
Prize: 2-night stay    

AG: “I loved the entire experience at Evergreen but my highlight of this trip was how caring and tentative the staff was. My 2 year old burnt his hand on the fireplace and in the middle of the night, during a snowstorm, Jacob ran to my cabin, with no hesitation and forgot his radio, just to bring burn cream, bandaids, and check on my toddler. It was so kind and made my heart so happy.”

EL: We are so happy to hear our lovely front desk agent came to the rescue! Hoping the rest of your stay left you with fond Yosemite memories.


Runner Up: Elizabeth G.

855 Points

Scavenger Hunt
Prize: 1-night stay

IG: “…Head here to to find the best sunsets and stargazing. We’ve been coming to the Evergreen Lodge before she was born. She even got to be the flower girl in our wedding we had at Wapama Grove. We’re are so glad we can now share Evergreen Lodge with her and her brother. We love doing the scavenger hunt and exploring the grounds.”

EL: Hearing the evolution of your family’s Evergreen experience is such a gift. Thank you for letting us be a part of your family’s special memories, here’s to many more!


Runner Up: Alicia P.

448 Points

A Wish for Snow
Prize: 1-night stay

SL: “We visit every winter and hope we get snow. This last trip did NOT disappoint.”

EL: What a winter miracle, we’re are so happy your wishes came true. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


Some Honorable Mentions You’ll Love

Love, Friendship and Family, by Suzy T.

ST: “We love watching the sunset at the lookout point near the Sierra cabins. We love the sound of our children sneaking out in the morning to get a head start on the zip lines. We love the fire pits starting up early because it’s never the wrong time to sip cocoa and watch the flames. We love the crafts, games, and imagination that take over when there are no movies to watch or social media to distract. We love every corner of Evergreen, every hike, every animal spotting (yes we saw a bear many years ago right outside the game room!! We’ll never recover!), and every memory. Evergreen is our actual happy place- away from the city and in the most beautiful pocket of California.”

EL: It’s an incredible honor to hear such kind words, thank you for sharing them. We feel so lucky to harbor unforgettable memorables and be a place where your family grows.
Our team literally laughed out loud at you never recovering from your bear sighting! We rarely see bears on property, and of course you would see one in or Main Plaza. What are the odds!? 

Cozy Cabin Porch, by Marissa A.

MA: “Yosemite in the winter time is our favorite — the park is quiet, the air is crisp, and the lodge is cozy. We look forward to our annual trip every February to the mountains to escape from the hustle and bustle of normal life and spend some quality time recharging together.”

EL: You have “How to Stay Alive in the Woods” down to a tee! Cozy cabin, fuzzy blanket, hot drink – these are the wilderness conditions we love.

Snowball Fight in Yosemite Valley, by Laura S.

LS: “Playing in a blizzard one day and enjoying phenomenal views with clear skies and fresh snow the next day. The most beautiful winter wonderland we’ve ever seen!”

EL: Winter in Yosemite can be unpredictable, and we love when you accidentally time it perfectly. Enjoying this view after a big snow is everyone’s Yosemite winter dream!

Snowball Fight in the Valley (Laura S.)
Friendship and Happiness at Evergreen, by Reza L.

RL: “These three have been best friends since they were toddlers, and grew up visiting Evergreen Lodge every winter together. They love the view from the Sierra cabins and the having snowball fights at the campgrounds. These three have hiked the waterfalls and the sequoias and experienced so many beautiful moments together. We are so grateful for the gem that is Evergreen Lodge.”

EL: We can’t stop smiling over this one! Friendships like this don’t happen every day and we are honored to be a part of these memories.

First Snow, by Allison A.

AA: “We had a blast during our stay at Evergreen Lodge. It was our first trip out to see snow! Who knew snow would be so cold and icy???”

EL: Are you sure this was their first snow? Because these little ones look more prepared than most!

There’s more…

Anytime you need a little Yosemite sunshine in your day, Visit the Gallery.

New Photo Contest: S’more Yosemite Fun

It’s time to get inspired, Yosemite style! While we’re all #YosemiteDreaming of visiting again soon, let’s share our most inspiring photos of past Yosemite visits.

It’s easy to enter here:
S’more Yosemite Fun

Who knows? You might just win a free stay at the Evergreen soon!

Your Next Yosemite Adventure

Meanwhile, if you’re ready to plan your next Yosemite visit, be sure to check out our Packages and Special Offers page for the best deals and most convenient bundles. Or just give us a call at (209) 379-2606 or email us at info@evergreenlodge.com and we’ll happily help you arrange the ideal visit for you and your loved ones.

When you book directly with us here on this web site, on the phone, or by email, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.
Keep in mind that the Evergreen re-opens after winter break each year on President’s Day Weekend.

Happy trails!