The Lake Wenatchee area offers a range of cross country ski areas for beginners to advanced skiers. Trail descriptions are below, current conditions:
|Saturday, 3/18 9:10 a.m. 33 degrees 0.9″ Snow/Mix last 24 hrs. 27” Snow depth|
|Grooming Report: Due to decreasing winter conditions, all our Sno-Parks will be receiving their final grooming Today, Saturday, 03/18. We will also be collecting all the signage on the trails, to include maps at trail junctions. A couple washouts have been fixed this morning on Lower Nason Ridge but are not expected to last with increasing Spring conditions. Sled hill groomed and open. We hope you had a great winter season; we look forward to seeing you for the summer season!|
|South Park & Kahler Glen: South was completed by 8:00 a.m. and Kahler Glen was completed by 8:30 a.m.|
|North Park: Was completed at 4:00 a.m.|
|Chiwawa: Will be groomed by 6:30 a.m. – no tracks set near the river as conditions are thin. Dogs are allowed on this trail after noon every day. Woof!|
|Nason Ridge: Complete Nason was groomed by 7:30 a.m.|
|Permits: SnoPark Permits are required to park at all Sno-Park areas. A Season Sno-Park pass with Groomed Trails sticker will get you into all parking areas ($80). The Daily Sno-Park pass $20) also requires an Annual or Daily Discover Pass in the park. Self-pay stations at each parking area within the park for daily Sno-Park and daily Discover Passes. Permits may be purchased online at www.parks.wa.gov/winter or locally at the Midway Grocery or Plain Hardware.|
Lake Wenatchee State Park South:
Multiple trails loop thru the campground, and across Cedar Brae Rd to connect to Kahler Glen Golf Course. From Kahler Glen you can continue to the Nason Ridge Trail system. A daily or seasonal Sno-Park permit required, funds from these passes directly support the grooming program. Day permit (need a Discover pass) are available in the South Park parking lot, annual permit (no Discover pass needed) are available at the Midway Market.
Lake Wenatchee State Park North:
Multiple trails loop thru the campgrounds, along the Wenatchee River and out to an excellent view point. Ski along the lake to “Cardiac Hill”, the one steep ascent or for the brave, decent, in the South Park. A daily or seasonal Sno-Park permit required, funds from these sales directly support the grooming program.
Nason Ridge Ski trails:
Access by skiing up from the South State Park or from the parking area across from the golf practice range. Nason Ridge trails offer intermediate and expert skiers excellent views of Nason Creek, Lake Wenatchee, and Dirty Face Mountain. The trail starts from the Southeast corner of Kahler Glen. The first 2 miles of the trail follow an old logging road up and down above Nason creek. After crossing under the power lines the trail will turn west climbing moderately. There will be two junctions that climb to the right, this is the 5 mile ridge loop. The first junction is a steeper route to the ridge. On the main trail you can skip the ridge loop and continue out and back to Butcher Creek.
Chiwawa See and ski trail:
Accessed from the Sno Park 3/4 of a mile past the Midway Market on Chiwawa Loop Road, the See and Ski trail is a 5 mile lolly pop loop. The trail follows above the Wenatchee River for approximately a mile where it joins a loop. The loop travels thru thinned forest, then back along the Wenatchee river. See and Ski is open to canine companions after noon. A daily or seasonal Sno-Park permit is required, funds from these sales directly support the grooming program. Monday, March 06, 2017 the Washington Conservation Corps will be performing trail maintenance along the See & Ski trail which will cause some damage on the grooming. Please be aware of this if you venture out to that trail and use caution if approaching the WCC along your ride as they will be removing trees/limbs/debris with small power tools. Thank you for your understanding as we improve your trails!
Plain Valley Nordic Trails:
The team at Plain Hardware have been built a great set of trails in the Plain Valley. Ski rentals (both traditional and skate skis) and trail passes are available at Plain Hardware. The trails now extend from Plain, past Mountain Springs lodge, Stonewater Ranch to Thousand Trails with a variety of side loops. Grooming reports and maps are available at SkiPlain.com