Warm up to winter in Lake Chelan. It’s an easy drive from Seattle, and once you get here, the gray and gloom will feel like a distant memory. Our 300 days of sunshine brighten the bluster and chill of winter and expand your opportunities for outdoor recreation and discovering the unexpected.
Pack your sense of adventure and a sweater—and don’t forget your sunglasses.
Whether you set up base camp in a rustic cabin or modern lakeside condo, it’s time to play outside.
Less than 10 miles from Chelan, Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area offers 25 miles of groomed and backcountry trails for snowshoers, as well as cross-country, single-track and skate skiers of all levels. Glide along the high ridge and snap photos of the enchanting Stuart Range and the valley below.
Need a warm-up? Stop at the Lake Chelan Nordic Ski Club yurt, where you can enjoy a cozy fire, hot soup and lively conversation.
From festive gatherings to joyful family moments, we welcome you to share the spirit of the season with us. Shop boutiques in Chelan and Manson for the perfect holiday gifts. Watch fireworks reflect off of snowy peaks during Winterfest every January.
Or check out and check in for an intimate getaway. Reflect on the new year in the remote wonderland of Stehekin, accessible only by boat in winter months. In February, raise a glass to romance—and relaxation—during the Red Wine & Chocolate weekend.
More to Discover
Check out our winter itinerary for more ways to enjoy the season. Plan your own Lake Chelan adventure with our full list of activities and suggested itineraries, or check out our blog for insider travel tips and local stories.