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Cross-country Ski - Echo Ridge

Two days of skiing on the Echo Ridge groomed trail system. Participants have the option to stay overnight in a group condo that has been booked on Lake Chelan. A XC Ski badge or leader permission via email required.

  • G-XC Groomed Varies
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 625 ft

Details to follow once registration closes.

On Saturday, for folks staying in Manson or Chelan on Friday night, we will go out for a morning session and return to the trailhead at noon for lunch and to meet folks who are driving up Saturday morning. 

On Sunday, we will get a morning start at the trailhead. We will aim to finish around 3:00 in order to have plenty of time for the drive home.  

There is a wide variety of terrain with three trailheads.  We will go at a relaxed pace, warming up on the green and blue trails. If conditions allow and there is interest we may do optional black trails, Zoom (2k) and Outback (6k), on Sunday.  Participants will need to know how to herringbone up and snowplow down.  Skate skiers welcome. 

Day ski passes are $15 per person and can be purchased at the self service fee areas located at the trailheads with cash or check.

The condo that is reserved is in Manson, has a hot tub, is walking distance to town for restaurants, a brewery, and breakfast cafe.  It is available to participants Friday and/or Saturday night.  The cost will be $40 per night for a bed in a shared room or for the sofa bed.  For a private room with a queen bed $75 per night. For a private suite with king bed $95 per night.   


Echo Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Cross-country skis, poles, boots
  • UV eyewear
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra dry gloves
  • Windbreaker
  • Water and lunch
  • Glide wax recommended
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