Our Favorite Chelan Winter Activities

We know every season in Chelan is filled with plenty to see and do. But there is truly something special about winter in Chelan. The snow covered mountains, crisp air, and holiday decorations are the perfect setting to enjoy the Chelan winter activities. These are some of our favorites!



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If you’re planning to take a ski trip, you can’t pick a better place to stay than Chelan! Skiing is one of the best Chelan winter activities, and with Echo Valley nearby, you’ll be close to some of the best hills. For the non-skiers in your group, Echo Valley also offers snow tubing.

Enjoy cross country skiing at Echo Ridge, with over 25 miles of groomed ski trails. Here, cross country skiers of all experience levels will find trails perfect for them. The incredibly gorgeous scenery here truly transports you to a winter wonderland.

Shopping and dining

Chelan is full of wonderful shops and restaurants for you to enjoy during your stay in Chelan. Browse the stores to find the perfect souvenirs to remember your trip by. Visit our incredible restaurants and treat your taste buds to a delicious meal! And since we’re a certified AVA, our local wineries are a must-visit with award-winning wines.


Winterfest is one of our favorite Chelan winter activities! Picture shows a man standing at a bar made of ice blocks, serving drinks to a woman.
The ice bar at Winterfest 2020

Winterfest is the crown jewel of Chelan winter activities. This annual festival occurs in January and is jam-packed with exciting events! Spanning two weekends, there is plenty to do for guests of all ages. The Lake Chelan 2021 Winterfest will take place from January 15th – 18th, so mark your calendars!

Will you be enjoying the Chelan winter activities this year?

Whether you’re a tourist looking for a place to stay or a local taking a staycation, you’ll need a great hotel. At Lakeside Lodge and Suites you’ll find comfortable rooms for every travel party, many with stunning balcony views of the lake. And since we’re centrally located, we’re close to all of your favorite Chelan winter activities. You can book a room here.

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