Saturday, 3/16 8:30 a.m . 25 degrees 0” snow past 24 hrs. 32” Snow depth
OVERALL: Nice weather. Bonus grooming of North Park today! All other trails were groomed on 3/10, but are holding up. Spring conditions, the ungroomed trails will soften up this afternoon. Some debris on trails.
BEST OPTIONS: North Park.
ALERTS: Bonus grooming North Park Today! Sno-Park grant funded grooming ended 3/10, however Park staff will snowmobile groom the North Park this weekend.
FORECAST: Partly Sunny high near 50.
Get current snow/weather conditions at the park here: Weather Station
Local forecast: National Weather Service Point Forecast
|South Park & Kahler Glen: completed 3/10.|
|North Park: Completed by 9:45 am, Snowmobile grooming upper sections. Thin along lakeshore, some debris on trails.|
|Nason Ridge: completed 3/10.|
|Chiwawa: completed 3/10.|
Dogs are allowed on Chiwawa trails after 10:00am every day!
|Permits: 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 are available 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.|
EVENTS/PROGRAMS: There are no more scheduled snowshoe hikes for the winter season. Looking forward, we will be scheduling programs in the summer months at the amphitheater in the south state park. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue will be holding programs, 8:00 p.m. a night program will be held, and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. a Junior Ranger Program will be held by one of the park rangers. Programs are subject to change, so be sure to call ahead to make sure they are still scheduled.
We’d like to say thanks to all of our supporters and volunteers who contributed in many ways to our park this winter. This includes several passionate locals, and dedicated out-of-towners. Your effort and enthusiasm does not go unnoticed, and is very much appreciated. Hats off to you all!
If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our winter rec operations this year, please let us know so we can assess them and incorporate into future planning if necessary.
Lake Wenatchee State Park South and Kahler Glen (12k):
Approximately 12k groomed trails, double-tracked. Within the state park, the total includes a series of 1-3 km loops and longer runs through forest, along the lake shore, and above the Wenatchee River. Open loops groomed in and around Kahler Glen Golf Course. These trails will typically be groomed Thursday through Monday once normal machine grooming operations begin. 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 and Plain Hardware.
Lake Wenatchee State Park North (5.3k):
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 (20k):
This 20-kilometer groomed trail system begins at the Nason Ridge Sno-Park at Kahler Glen, within the South Park trail system. The first 7 k (“Lower Nason”) has rolling hills. At 7 k a challenging 13 k loop option begins (“Upper Nason”). The trail climbs 1,500′ to access miles of rolling, open, ridge-top terrain. The panoramic views of Lake Wenatchee and the surrounding Cascade mountains are spectacular. All trails are groomed with one track lane and a wide skating lane. Lower Nason groomed Thursday – monday and Upper Nason Saturdays, Sundays and holidays once normal machine grooming operations begin. Challenging loop trip options are possible by way of the un-groomed Nason Ridge hiking trail. A cooperative effort by Chelan Douglas Land Trust and Western Rivers Conservancy has resulted in the purchase of these lands in an effort to protect recreational and natural resource values in perpetuity.
Chiwawa See and ski trail (8k):
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 (8k) 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 10am. A full skate lane is provided on this trail. A daily or seasonal Sno-Park permit is required, funds from these sales directly support the grooming program.