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Lake Wenatchee Ski Conditions December 2013

Posted by Geordie Romer on December 30, 2013

Curious about Lake Wenatchee Ski Conditions?  As of late December, they are close to non-existent. Here is the latest news from our friends at Lake Wenatchee State Park.
Click here for an update in February 2014

This is how much snow we SHOULD have at Lake Wenatchee

Hello skiers . . .
I feel I should touch bases with you all so you know we’re still here and ready to begin grooming trails.  We’re more than ready.  Ready and waiting . . .  
No snow currently, no accumulations forecast through next week.  What a bummer.  Here are a couple links on the subject:  
Current conditions in the park:
Short term forecast, specific to this spot:
We will be starting from scratch when (if) the snow comes, right in the heart of the (normal) season.  Be patient – we usually spend a couple or several days establishing a base for our trails during early season snows.  We need a nice dense foot of snow to groom well, and this is after we’ve been scraping, leveling, and filling the base for a while.  We’ll do everything we can to provide good skiing opportunities with whatever snow we have even while building a base.
In other news:
Dog Trial:  In response to growing requests, we are going to allow dogs on the Chiwawa See & Ski trail this winter, after 3 p.m.  We’ve been in touch with other Nordic areas that have allowed dogs in some capacity and they all report remarkably positive experiences and few conflicts.  Check out the attached posters for more information.  A comment box will be maintained at the trailhead throughout the winter for your feedback.
Guided Snowshoe Hike:  El Sendero, a local organization dedicated to human-powered backcountry fun will be offering a guided snowshoe trip in our North Park on January 1.  This is part of a statewide effort to get folks outside in our state parks on New Years Day.    Please call the park if you are interested – (509) 763-3101.
Volunteers!   Volunteers continue to provide us with much needed labor and expertise (nearly 100 hours this winter).  Our North and South Snowshoe trails have been re-established after the carnage of last winter’s storm thanks to Lloyd and Kathy Brodniak and Bob and Jerry Jennings.  Bill Miller continues to spearhead volunteer efforts in wrangling brush on Nason Ridge.  He and a bunch of folks from Kahler Glen also created a new route for our snowcat that will allow for a much more reasonable and moderate climb up the last bit from the golf course to the start of the Lower Nason trail.
That’s it for now.  If any of you have any questions or suggestions, please respond to us here at [email protected]
Rick Halstead, Park Manager



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