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Wed., Jan. 4, 2012, 7:37 a.m.

Echo Ridge nordic ski area opens above Lake Chelan

The north-central Washington sun gods shine on Sam Schlieder of Spokane Valley as he cross-country skis along the Echo Ridge Nordic Trails near Lake Chelan.  (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
The north-central Washington sun gods shine on Sam Schlieder of Spokane Valley as he cross-country skis along the Echo Ridge Nordic Trails near Lake Chelan. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

WINTER SPORTS -- The recent snow fall was just what the Chelan Ranger District needed to officially open the Echo Ridge Ski Area for cross country skiing and snow shoeing.

All but one of the area's trails are packed and tracked, giving skiers and snowshoers access to 25 miles of routes, some of which offer a high overlook of Lake Chelan.

Day passes cost $10 per adult and dcan be purchased at the trailhead. There's no charge for skiers or snowshoers age 17 and under.

Season passes are $70 at the Chelan Ranger District office in Chelan, (509) 682-4900.

See access info and grooming updates here.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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