Seasons in the Valley

The Lake Chelan Valley has it all: beautiful hills, a luscious 50.5 mile-long crystal clear lake perfect for boating and other water sports, sun to bask in with 300+ days of sunshine a year, fresh air, championship golf courses, a 30+ winery wine tasting destination, shopping, dining, music, and four distinct seasons.

Summer
Visit iconic Chelan, and experience adventures of all kinds, from boating and fishing to cycling to parasailing or paragliding, and so much more. You can find more information about great local activities on our Area Attractions page.

During the summertime in Chelan, the weather is gorgeous on an average day, with beautiful blue skies, warm temperatures, beautiful Lake Chelan, and downtown shops and restaurants waiting to be explored. Take advantage of all that our valley has to offer. During fire season, you can use these links to find more information about fires and information about smoke...

Spring/Fall
There are many festivals during the spring and fall, creating the perfect time to get away and enjoy the Lake Chelan valley. Celebrate the month of love for two weekends in February with artisan wine and chocolate pairings during Red Wine and Chocolate, or come for Lake Chelan Crush for two weekends in October.

Hike up the Chelan Butte to Elephant's Head and enjoy beautiful wildflowers and spectacular views, walk down the gorge on the Chelan County PUD Reach 1 Trail along the Chelan River, or go on other valley hikes. Find more information about hiking and biking on our Area Attractions page.

Winter
Winters are quieter in Chelan, and a perfect time to come with family or friends for a week or a weekend. Enjoy cozy movies and board games, sledding at the golf coursebowling, catered meals, and so much more!

Echo Valley is one of the best areas for winter activities and is located just 9 miles from downtown Chelan. Here you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding/tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Other great snow activities include snowmobiling at one of the six area snow parks, or travel farther to ski at Mission Ridge (Wenatchee) or Steven's Pass (Highway 2).