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Cross-country Ski - Echo Ridge

Cross country ski in the beautiful Echo Ridge in the Lake Chelan area. Day 1 0f 2 days.

  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 625 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

We will meet at the Echo Ridge Upper Trailhead at 9:00am.

This day 1 of a 2 dy cross country ski weekend (Saturday-Sunday) in the Lake Chelan area. Leaders will be driving down from the Methow Valley area where additional cross country ski trips are offered (January 10-12).

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

Linda Shewey will also be leading cross country ski trips here during this time and we will coordinate our rosters to determine the best trails and participants 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 require wedge brake and turn to descend and herringbone to ascend some sections. AS good standard of fitness and stamina is required. Classic skies required.

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 more than 1 day.

See Linda Shewey"s trip listing for lodging options.

Day ski passes are $15.00 and can be  purchased at the self service fee areas located at the trailheads with cash or check.


Echo Ridge

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