Echo Ridge Nordic Area
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About Echo Ridge Nordic AreaGroomed trails follow the ridges thereby creating a great skiing experience for all ability levels. Because the trails are located on the ridge tops they are generally above the fog layer that sometimes settles in the valleys so if you are looking for sunny skiing head for ECHO RIDGE.
In the higher elevations above the Lake Chelan Valley, a generous, light, dry snowpack is as reliable from year to year as the long, sunny days of summer. Echo Ridge, Bear Mountain and Chelan Butte, lying between 3000 and 4000 feet just minutes from the towns of Chelan and Manson, lie blanketed in snow throughout the winter months. In the orchards and vinyards of the lowlands around Lake Chelan, winter snows are less predictable but many years they offer ample opportunities for skiing in our parks, golf courses, vinyards and open spaces into February.
Trails Groomed? Yes Groomed for Skate Skiing? Yes Has Rental Skis? Yes Is There a Trail Fee? Yes
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Echo Ridge Nordic Area Tickets Prices / Echo Ridge Nordic Area Trail FeesPrices last updated 10/28/2009.
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Echo Ridge Nordic Area Tickets - More Info
The daily ticket cost of 10 dollars/person is for those 18 and over, 17 and under ski free. There is no parking fee. Self pay fees at USFS kiosk at parking lot. Season Pass available from USFS Chelan Ranger District for $70.
More About Rentals
There are no ski rental facities on site although you can rent skis at Lake Chelan Sports in Chelan or at Lakeland Ski or Uncle Tim's Toys at Echo Valley Ski Area on the way up to the trails
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Improvements This Season at Echo Ridge Nordic AreaNew warming hut! A 20-ft yurt with a woodstove at the upper trailhead. Several miles of new Classic ski trails added in the summer of 2008
Dining Around Echo Ridge Nordic AreaDiverse dining opportunities are available in Lake Chelan Valley - try the Hungry Belly for great international food at reasonable prices, the Apple Cup Cafe or Blueberry Hills for breakfast, Campbell's Pub, BC McDonalds, or Buddy's Place for a burger and brew. The Winemaker's Grill at Wapato Cellars and Caper's both offer more upscale dining. Great pizza can be found at Troy's Pizza in Manson or Local Myth in Chelan.
Bars and Nightlife Around Echo Ridge Nordic AreaLive music every Fri and Sat night at The Vogue - A Liquid Lounge in Chelan featuring local wines.
Echo Ridge Nordic Area Lodging, Hotels, and CondosThe Lake Chelan Valley is a resort area so there is a wide diversity of lodging opportunities available at very reasonable rates during the winter ski season. Go to www.lakechelan.org for a complete listing.
Recreation Around Echo Ridge Nordic AreaDownhill skiing is available at nearby Echo Valley as well as Mission Ridge, Steven's Pass and Loup Loup ski areas. With over a dozen wineries operating in the valley wine tasting has become very popular with the visitor, more information can be found at www.lakechelanwinevalley.org
Directions to Echo Ridge Nordic AreaLocated at:
PO Box 245
Cooper Gulch Rd Chelan, WA US