Winters in Chelan

If you believe that a Washington winter is nothing but rain and fog, you have never heard about Lake Chelan. Instead, you should be picturing bright blue skies and towering evergreen trees set against a snow-covered landscape.

It’s truly a wonderland for all – for those who celebrate winter by hitting the ski slopes and snowmobile trails, or for those who would rather curl up under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. At Lakeside Lodge and Suites, we cater to both. Once the snow falls, our resort becomes a cozy getaway full of the comforts of home and a lot of added bonuses. As always, you can start your day off with our complimentary hot breakfast. Each weekend night, we serve up delicious soups and salads. And our outdoor hot tubs are open so you can relax in a snowy paradise. Below are some other fun ways to spend your winter vacation at Lake Chelan.

Snowmobiling in Chelan

With hundreds of miles of groomed trails just outside our front door, Lakeside Lodge and Suites sits in the No. 1 snowmobiling region in Washington State. Each winter around the first of December, riders come from all over to traverse 200 miles of well-marked trails. Come once, and we know you’ll return year after year!

Skiing & Skating

The Lake Chelan Valley is a great destination for both cross-country and downhill skiers. Hit the slopes with your friends or bring the whole family. Nearby Echo Valley Ski & Tubing Area boasts over 70 acres of ski terrain, featuring runs for all ability levels so it’s ideal for families. You will also find ice-skating in Echo Valley and cross-country skiing at Echo Ridge!

Looking for even more slope-side adventure? Stevens Pass and Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort are located approximately one hour from the resort.

Area Events & Highlights

Each year, The Chelan Valley Players perform a classic holiday story. Get into the spirit of the season by attending a heart-warming dinner show. For more information on upcoming plays, schedules, and tickets, visit

Another seasonal highlight is the Lake Chelan Winterfest. This event should be on everyone’s “must-attend” list. The fun includes a stunning outdoor ice sculpture gallery, live music, polar bear splash, fireworks, and the hugely popular Winterfest Wine Walk. Find all the details at

A Lake Chelan winter is an experience you don’t want to miss! We encourage you to come enjoy all of these wonderful winter activities or just sit back, cozy up with a loved one, and enjoy the view. We even offer discounted rates during the winter months!