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Cross-country Ski - Echo Ridge

Cross-country ski in the beautiful Echo Ridge in the Lake Chelan Area. Day 2 of 2.

  • G-XC 3 Intermediate Groomed
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi

Meet at the Echo Ridge Upper Trailhead at 9am

Day Pass, Rental and Ski Tuning Information — (

This is day 2 of a 2-day cross-country ski weekend (Sat-Sun) in the Lake Chelan area.  Leaders will be driving down from the Methow Valley area where additional xc ski trips are offered (Jan 10-12)

Trips offered will be easy (green) to moderate (blue) depending on the skill level of the participants registering and will range from 10-12 miles beginning from either the Upper or Lower trailhead.

Dave Burdick will also be leading xc ski trips here during this time and we will coordinate our rosters to determine the best trails and participant fit for each day.

These trips are not suitable for first time Nordic skiers: even those with Alpine ski experience. Participants should be able to navigate small hills that will require wedge brake and turn to descend and herringbone to ascend some sections. A good standard of fitness and stamina is required.  Classic waxless skis preferred.

  Lake Chelan is roughly 200 miles and 4 - 5 hours from Seattle. You have the option to carpool or provide your own transportation and lodging in the Lake Chelan area.  Echo Ridge is about 10 miles from downtown Chelan. Staying overnight in Chelan is recommended if you plan to ski for more than 1 day.

Lodging option:  Leader has booked a two-bedroom apartment at Chelan Resort Chelan Resort Suites, Chelan – Updated 2023 Prices ( Jan 12-14. and willing to share with 3 other people.   Cost will be between $180-200 per room for the 2 nights (depending on the number of people staying).  This cottage offers a full-sized kitchen, laundry facilities, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.  1 King, 1 Queen and twin sofa bed.  If you would like to reserve a room, you will need to email me separately and pay a deposit.

Additional lodging options can be found here: Beautiful Lodging and Places to Stay in Lake Chelan Washington

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

 Here is Echo Ridge map. You can see the the grooming report at Nordic Pulse  


Echo Ridge

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