Lake Chelan is Your Winter Destination
in North Central Washington
Everyone knows the place to be in the summer is vacationing on Lake Chelan! But the beauty that entices us during the warm season is here in the winter as well. The crisp winter air invites you outdoors to enjoy a host of activities, including skiing and snowmobiling.
Snowmobilers agree that the spectacular scenery makes the Chelan area ideal, and 200 miles of well-marked, groomed trails and excellent snow conditions bring people back year after year.
About Our Club:
The Lake Chelan Snowmobile Club is a non-profit group comprised of snowmobiling enthusiasts from the Lake Chelan valley and beyond. Our club facilitates the management the 170 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that make up the Lake Chelan trail system. Our system includes two main areas, the North Shore and the South Shore. We boast two warming shelters on our system which the club stocks with firewood and maintains in the off season.
LCSC has a 25-person Search & Rescue unit which works in conjunction with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department in the event of an “on snow” emergency, such as a hurt or lost rider. This group is 100% volunteer, donating their time and snowmobiles for safe snowmobiling in the Lake Chelan area.
We, as a club, maintain signage and direction maps in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the Washington State Parks Department. The Lake Chelan Snowmobile Club is proud of our status as one of the best places to ride in Washington State due to our great views and well maintained trails. Our trails are currently groomed by Fatty K’s groomers under contract with Washington State Parks.
SNOWMOBILER'S CODE OF ETHICS
- I will be a good sportsman. I recognize that people judge all snowmobile owners by my actions. I will use my influence with other snowmobile owners to promote sportsmanlike conduct.
- I will not litter trails or camping areas. I will not pollute streams or lakes.
- I will not damage living trees, shrubs, or other natural features.
- I will respect other people's property and rights.
- I will lend a helping hand when I see someone in distress.
- I will make myself and my vehicle available to assist search and rescue parties.
- I will not interfere with or harass skiers, snowshoers, or other winter sportsmen. I will respect their rights to enjoy our recreation facilities.
- I will know and obey all Federal, State, and local rules regulating the operation of snowmobiles in areas where I use my vehicle. I will inform public officials when using public lands.
- I will not harass wildlife. I will avoid areas posted for the protection of wildlife.
More info & report avaiable at: http://www.nwac.us/
- Avoid mountainous terrain after heavy snowfalls or prolonged periods of high wind.
- Avoid crossing steep side hills and entering narrow, steeply sided canyons.
- Weather Forecast? Don't travel in a storm. Turn back if the weather turns bad. If visibility is reduced or area is unfamiliar, follow your tracks back out.
- Safe Routes? Avoid avalanche terrain. Avoid thin ice or unsafe river crossings.
- Survival Kit? Equip snowmobile with survival materials. Review publications on winter survival.