Lake Wenatchee South Park Area


Cross-country Ski - Lake Wenatchee State Park

Leavenworth/Plain Ski weekend - Day 1 Ski on the groomed trails in Lake Wenatchee South Park area and into Kahler Glen

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  • N1 Nordic Basic Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi

Meeting Place/Time:  Plain Hardware store at 9:00am.  We can carpool from there to the Lake Wenatchee South Snow-Park area, 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 on the groomed trails around the lake and forest and on into the Kahler golf course for a total of approximately 13km.  Trail is  groomed with both skate lanes and single tracks.  Classic cross country skis are recommended for this trip.

Part of the trail is rated "easy" but some sections are rated "more difficult".  There will be  some hills that require herringbone and snowplow skills to navigate. This is not suitable for beginning cross-country skiers.

This is one of the ski trips offered for Saturday of the Leavenworth/Plain Ski weekend 

Due to the traveling distance, the ski trip is best done as a weekend. For each of the weekend days, there will be two cross-country ski options to choose from offered by myself and Chris Ensor (with the Seattle Branch).  You may register for one trip on Saturday and/or one trip on Sunday.  In addition, the town of Leavenworth is close by, with a lot of interesting shops and a sledding hill so there is the option to ski one day and relax or explore the other day, as you wish. 

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: Leader has a cabin in Plain that participants are welcome to stay in. (for picture purposes only)

The cabin has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people in 5 separate beds. There is a cozy fireplace, covered hot tub, tv and wifi.  Cost is $40 per person/per night (available Fri/Sat night)plus a share in the $100 cleaning fee payable directly to leader. Please email me if you wish to stay here with your bed preference and number of nights/ guests.  There are many other lodging options available as well, both in Plain ( ) and in nearby Leavenworth

If you come up on Friday or Saturday, those staying the weekend will have the option to have dinner in the cabin and the evening to play games, watch tv and soak in the hot tub.

On Sunday, a hearty pancake breakfast will be served in the morning before departing, or participating in another (shorter) ski trip.


Lake Wenatchee South Park Area

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