Area Information

Local Snow Parks


Antilon Lake Sno-Park
What: Connects with 97 miles of well-marked trails with views of Lake Chelan, Golf Peak, Hungry Mountain and climbs near Fox Peak (elev. 6,214). NFD Roads 3200, 3140, 4010, 4330, and 4340.
100 parking spots - Permit Required
How to get there: Drive 10 miles from Chelan on Manson Highway, turn right at Mill Bay Casino, follow Wapato Lake Road, right on Upper Joe Creek to the end of the plowed road.
Recorded Groomer Reports: 509.682.4439


Black Canyon Sno-Park
What: Connects with Antilon Lake and Echo Valley Trails. 15 parking spaces- Permit Required
How to get there: Follow Hwy 153 north of Chelan for 6.5 miles, then turn west on USFS Road 4010, and travel another mile.
Recorded Groomer Reports: 509.682.4439


Echo Valley Sno-Park
Bask in the warm sun while snowmobiling the endless play areas. Stop for lunch at the warming hut and enjoy the fire pit, then head toward Grade Creek road and its spectacular views of beautiful Lake Chelan. Follow the trail past Antilon Lake, and back to the Echo Valley.
What: Connects with 97 miles of well-marked trails with views of Lake Chelan, Golf Peak, Hungry Mountain and climbs near Fox Peak (elev. 6,214). Also connects with trails into the Twisp River Valley. NFD Roads 3200, 3140, 4010, 4330, and 4340.
50 parking spots - Permit Required
How to get there: Drive north of Chelan on the Manson Highway about 2 miles to Boyd Road. Turn left and follow Boyd Road approximately 7 miles to Cooper Gulch Road. Follow signs a short distance to the Sno Park.
Recorded Groomer Reports: 509.682.4439


25 Mile Creek
What: Connects to a crescent trail that starts on the Entiat River, crossing over Shady Pass, and winding through beautiful, varied terrain, and passing below Lone Peak (elev. 4,675). NFD Road 5900.
Ploughed turnout, 20 spaces - No Permit Required
How to get there: From Chelan, follow Hwy 97A around the south shore of the lake for 23 miles 2 miles beyond the end of USFS Road 5900, at Shady Pass Road.
Recorded Groomer Reports: 509.682.4439


Important Safety Information
Chelan County Sheriff's Office

  • Chelan (509) 682-4578
  • Wenatchee (509) 664-5260

NW Weather & Avalanche Center - http://www.nwac.us/

Be sure to check the avalanche forcast for the area you will be riding in. The NWAC homepage has lots of info on how to read the reports & the Danger Rose.

Click on the link below to find the forcast for your area


SAFETY CHECKLIST
Items for Day Trip up to 10 hours
Many items can be taken for convenience and comfort, but the following are a must on EVERY trip:

  • Proper clothing and "extras" for everyone
  • Equipment in top shape and tested
  • Tools for snowmobiles and equipment repair
  • Spare motor parts, sparkplugs
  • Extra gas
  • Snowshoes or skis
  • Enough food (emergency rations and lunch)
  • Canned heat (to start fire)
  • Matches (waterproof) & candle
  • Emergency signaling mirror
  • Compass and map
  • Whistle (plastic)
  • 100 feet - nylon rope
  • 9'x12' plastic tarp (temporary shelter)
  • Flashlight
  • Hatchet
  • First Aid Kit (group)
  • Sunglasses or goggles

REMEMBER TO NOTIFY SOMEONE OF

  • Your trip.
  • Your planned route of travel.
  • Your estimated time of return.

DISTRESS SIGNALS

Three smokes, three blasts of whistle, three shouts, three flashes of light, three of anything that will attract attention.