March 25 2023: Good morning everyone! Today at the Lake, the temp is 30 degrees with just a dusting of new snow overnight, and cloudy currently. Last night, the following routes were groomed in the Lk Wenatchee area; 2, 3, 3A, 3B, 3D, 4, 4A, 6. And the groomer did make it to Trinity yesterday on 2B. Not sure if that's it for the season, they may donate a shift depending on the weather and trails condition. Thank you all for your great comments and support of our grooming program.
Grooming funding comes mainly from snowmobile registrations and fuel taxes, and is administered by Washington State Parks. The LWRC is the local "applicant" for those funds and works in cooperation with Washington State Parks and the USFS to manage the grooming operations. The LWRC holds fundraisers to supplement the grooming funds when State funds are depleted.
Local law enforcement regularly patrol the Lake Wenatchee/Entiat snowmobile trail system. Unregistered snowmobiles will be issued a ticket as well as vehicles parked at Sno-Parks but without a Sno-Park permit. WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: Licensing snowmobiles .
Sno-Park permits are required to park in designated Sno-Park areas: Winter recreation | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission . Sno-Park permits are provided with snowmobile registrations; however, if you are renting a sled, you must purchase a day-use permit online or at local outlets if you wish to park at a Sno-Park.
The LWRC parking lot is plowed regularly for use by those with LWRC parking permits (included with LWRC annual membership).
Before venturing out on each ride, check the NWAC's app or website to check avalanche risk on the trails: www.nwac.us.
WSSA focuses on promoting and preserving snowmobiling across Washington State: Home - Washington State Snowmobile Association (wssa.us) . WSSA's $25/year membership fee goes toward toward maintaining legislative contacts, training and education, events, trail maps, publishing and more.