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January 11, 2024

Everything To Know About Winter Sports at Echo Valley & Echo Ridge

Dive into a snow-covered excitement at Echo Valley and Echo Ridge! Chelan’s two winter sports areas host backcountry adventures of a lifetime along the snowy slopes of the Chelan Valley. Tucked away on the north side of Lake Chelan, these two resorts are just a quick drive from downtown Chelan, offering thrills and chills for adventure enthusiasts of all ages! Are you ready to hit the slopes? Continue reading for everything you need to know about winter sports at Echo Valley and Echo Ridge:

About Echo Valley

Echo Valleyskiing is a family-friendly ski resort in Chelan that has been around since 1955! Generations of visitors have gathered on the slopes at Echo Valley for family fun in Chelan’s unmatched natural landscape. Whether you wish to ski or snow tube, you can do it at Echo Valley.

Echo Valley offers ski and snowboard instruction and rentals for all ages and abilities so all guests can experience the excitement of winter thrills in Chelan. Echo Valley’s 6-lane tubing hill welcomes both first-timers and adventure enthusiasts looking to enjoy the excitement of downhill thrills. Tubes are supplied by Echo Valley and the adventure park’s facilities include 3 tow ropes and a 1,400 foot Poma lift.

At the base of Echo Valley you’ll find a day lodge and eatery. Step inside to warm up by a roaring fireplace and refuel with a bite to eat. Terri’s Treats serves delicious breakfast and lunch options so you’ll have all the energy you need to hit the slopes!

About Echo Ridge

cross country skiingCross-country skiing adventures await at Echo Ridge! With 25 miles of well-maintained backcountry terrain, Echo Ridge features a professionally designed series of stacked loops that serves as one of the best areas to ski in all of Washington! This hidden gem attraction offers both wide trails and single-track backcountry paths, perfect for both beginners and experts.

As you venture through the Chelan wilderness, savor ridge-top views of Lake Chelan, the Stuart Mountain Range and the valleys that surround the area. Stop along the way at a warming hut with a wood stove when you need a break.

Echo Ridge even offers more than 170 miles of marked trails specifically approved for snowmobile adventures! Ski rentals are not available at Echo Ridge but equipment can be rented from nearby Echo Valley.

Where to Stay in Lake Chelan

snow it lake chelanStay just a short drive from Echo Valley and Echo Ridge when you experience an unforgettable getaway at The Lookout at Lake Chelan! Our Lake Chelan vacation home community was built for families looking to enjoy the finest parts of life in Chelan.

The stunning natural canvas of Lake Chelan surrounds you at every turn at The Lookout! Step outside of your own vacation home to soak up unrivaled views of Lake Chelan, take advantage of cozy amenities and enjoy unique adventures you can only find in the Chelan Valley.

No matter your age or experience level, winter sports at Echo Valley and Echo Ridge are always a blast! Still planning your winter getaway to Lake Chelan? Take a look at our sample winter itinerary for ideas of what to plan for a family fun day in Chelan!