February 23, 2024: Today at the Lake, the temp is really warm, currently 39 degrees and overcast. We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday, so no new precip to report. And, with the warm temps the groomers did not go out. They are really hoping for more snow the next few days and plan to groom.
A map of the groomed trails is available here: https://lakewenatcheeinfo.com/img/SnowmobileGroomingMap.pdfThis map is updated after the status email comes out.
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.
IMPORTANT: Due to fewer sled registrations, State grooming funds have been cut 8% for the 2023/24 season: Oct_2023_Snoflyer_Corrected_321402209.pdf
The LWRC sponsors a FREE snowmobile safety class which is led by Chelan County Sheriff's officers. Open to all ages (lunch included). Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. In 2023, the class will be held on December 9. Contact the LWRC at email@example.com to reserve your spot!
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.