Chelan, Wash. — Love to ski or snowshoe? You’re in luck! Starting December 23, the Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area will be open, with more than 30 miles of trail available. Ski area personnel established a good snow base earlier this week and skiers are reporting good corduroy conditions on many trails.
“We are hoping for another record year at Echo Ridge” said Paul Willard, Recreation Manager for the Chelan Ranger District. “The great trails, excellent grooming by the Lake Chelan Nordic Ski Club, and ridge top views bring increasing numbers of skiers each season.”
Passes will be required for both ski and snowshoe trail use at Echo Ridge. Day passes are available on-site for $10 per adult. There is no charge to ski or snowshoe for visitors age 17 and under. Season passes cost $70 and can be purchased at the Chelan Ranger District office.
The Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area is located 10 miles north of the city of Chelan and is maintained through cooperative efforts between the U.S. Forest Service and the Lake Chelan Nordic Ski Club.
For current grooming information check the Lake Chelan Nordic Ski Club website, at lakecheleannordic.org, or contact the Chelan Ranger District at 509-682-4900. The Chelan Ranger District is located at 428 West Woodin Avenue in Chelan with office hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Photo: A skier enjoys groomed trails on Echo Ridge near Chelan, WA in this undated USDA Forest Service photo.