Echo Ridge

More than 25 miles of groomed skate and classic cross-country skiing 20 minutes outside of Chelan and Manson, plus additional "backcountry" trails for skiing and snowshoeing. Groomed trails follow the ridges of the terrain, creating a great skiing experience for all ability levels.


  • Day use passes are required and available at the trailhead.
  • Youth 17 and under ski free!
  • Learn more and get a map at the US Forest Service's Echo Ridge web page.



  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. Leaders are expected to contact the leader(s) of existing trips to ensure there are no concerns or conflicts, according to The Mountaineers Outdoor Ethics Policy. Please review our Group Size & Multiple Bookings page for guidance.
  • Suitable Activities: Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Beginner
  • Seasons: January, February, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: G-XC 2 Advanced Beginner Groomed, G-XC 3 Intermediate Groomed
  • Length: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 625 ft
  • 3,825 ft
  • Land Manager: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests
    Chelan Ranger District (OWNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Cooper Ridge
  • see Land Manager
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