Chelan is known for having plenty of exciting outdoor activities. No matter the season, there are plenty of ways for you to get out and enjoy nature (and the views!) while you’re in Chelan. And if you’re here in the winter, the perfect way to get outside during the cold weather is to go skiing in Chelan. So if you’re looking for the best local places to ski, we’ve got you covered. Just read on to learn all about them.
If you want to go skiing in Chelan, Echo Valley is one of the best places to go. Echo Valley is a volunteer, non-profit, ski and tubing area that was founded in 1955. And ever since then, it’s been a premier Chelan location for winter sports. Here, you’ll find 3 rope tows, a 1,400 foot Poma Lift, and ski/snowboard rentals and lessons. Plus, the base offers a day lodge and eatery complete with a roaring log fireplace. Enjoy the 70 acres of skiing and snowboarding at Echo Valley.
Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area
The other location we recommend to go skiing in Chelan is the Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area, groomed by the Lake Chelan Nordic Club. This area offers 25 miles of beautifully groomed trails for your skiing enjoyment. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of trails, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Echo Ridge also offers a warming yurt and some trails are open to walkers and dogs as well.
What else is there to do?
And, if you’re not looking to go skiing in Chelan, there’s still plenty for you to do! Another great option at Echo Valley is to go tubing! At Echo Ridge, you can also enjoy snowshoeing along the 3.9k trail loop.
And if you’re looking for even more winter activities, the Chelan area is perfect for snowmobiling since the scenic views are second to none. And with 170 miles of well-marked, beautiful trails, Chelan is the perfect place to explore on your snowmobile.
Finding your home base
When you go skiing in Chelan, you’ll need a home base where you can relax after a long day on the slopes. Lakeside Lodge and Suites is the perfect place for you to relax after skiing. And you can fuel up before you leave in the mornings since we offer complimentary breakfast each day. Plus, with some rooms overlooking the lake, you can relax in splendor while you soak up the Lake Chelan scenery.
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