Lake Wenatchee North Park Area


Cross-country Ski - Lake Wenatchee North Park Area

Leavenworth/Plain Nordic ski tour: Day 1 We will do a half day (afternoon) at the North Lake Wenatchee State Park ski area

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • N1 Nordic Basic Ski
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.3 mi

We will meet at the Lake Wenatchee North Snow-Park area at 1PM, where we will begin the ski trip.   

Parking at the trail requires a Snow Park Pass with Groomed trails sticker.

We will plan to ski the outer loop and some of the inner loops in the North Park area.  There are a total of 5.3 k of scenic trails which loop through the campgrounds, follow the river and lake shores, and run through quiet stretches of forest. 

Maps of the sno park locations and trails can be found here:    Leavenworth / Chelan | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Most of the trail is rated "easy" but there are a few sections with some hills that require herringbone and snowplow skills to navigate. This may be challenging for beginning cross-country skiers.

Please note that grooming typically takes place Thurs-Sunday, so the trail may not have been recently groomed on our ski day.

Snow conditions may necessitate alternate ski routes.

Additional Notes:  Due to the traveling distance, the ski trip is best done as an overnight. 

Travel:  Driving distance from Seattle is 110 miles (a little over 2 hrs) traveling over Stevens Pass (Hwy 2), or 148 miles (about 2.5 hrs) traveling over Snoqualmie Pass (I-90) and Blewett Pass (Hwy 97).  It will be necessary to either have 4 wheel drive with good traction tires and/or carry chains during the winter time.  Carpooling is also an option and more information will be shared as we get closer to the trip time.

Lodging:   There are many  lodging options available, both in Plain ( ) and in nearby Leavenworth


This activity will follow the Mountaineers  guidelines for COVID-19 that apply on the date of this trip.

All participants will be required to have a face covering ready to pull up at the trailhead, and will be asked to be familiar with and follow the Mountaineers Covid-19 guidelines for trip.

For the group's safety, every participant is asked to commit to conservative covid behavior  prior to the trip


Lake Wenatchee North Park Area

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