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SNOWGA Winterfest

SNOWGA - Snow shoeing and Yoga 

Never done Yoga before?
Never Snow shoed?
This is the perfect event for you!!! 
A great chance to experience both for the first time. 

Coat Hanger Pose

He'd never done Yoga so we created a pose for him.  "Coat Hanger Pose".

We'll warm up with some yoga then off for the trail! This guided trek will last about two hours with stops along the way for Yoga Poses in the snow, fresh fudge from Cullinary Apple, and time to enjoy the beautiful views. At the end of your journey, we'll stretch it out with some yoga, and then enjoy cheeses and treats provided by Bear Foods Market.

When:   January 15, 2017 (Sunday) at 11:30 am and/or January 21 (Saturday) at Noon. Total time about 3 hours. ****Jan 21 Cancelled. Next Snowga event at Gamble Sands Feb 11!) 
Where:  Echo Ridge Lower parking lot.
Bring:    Warm layered clothes and snowshoes.
Price:    $45.00 per person.  Register now! January 15 or
                January 21  Pre-registration needed.
 A $5 cash US Forrest Service Trail Usage Pass is required for each person.

Snowshoes: Lake Chelan Sports - 509 682 2629 all day rental about $15 or Lakeland Ski - 509 687 3204 (at the base of Echo Valley Ski Hill). Reserve ahead of time to be sure of availability. 

From Chelan, head west on Highway 150 (Manson Highway) toward Manson and follow the brown information signs with the cross-country skier on it. Travel about 2 miles to Boyd Road, turn right and follow Boyd Road up approximately 7 miles to Cooper Gulch Road. Continue past the Echo Valley Ski Area and take a right up the hill another 2 miles to the first parking lot. If you go to far you are at the second parking lot at the roads end.

Echo Ridge, Chelan Valley WABeautiful view of Lake Chelan and the Chelan Valley from Echo Ridge Trail.  This area is a geological wonder! The Lake is 50 miles long with its rain forest at one end and high desert at the other.

Chelan, WA is a small resort community is known for its Lake, Wine, and Agriculture. It has four seasons and is just three hours from Seattle.


Lynda Kennedy Snowga Chelan WALynda Kennedy E-RYT, owner of Yogachelan, creates events throughout the year to introduce people to yoga in a fun way.

 "This was one of the highlights of our weekend. We definitely do this again!" Allison


Snowga video (Youtube)
Echo Ridge Trail Map
Echo Ridge Vicinity Map 

Media Coverage:
Chicago Sun times:USA Today Network 12/15/16     Winter adventures: 10 unique activitiesto try this season 

Seattle Magazine Jan 2016   SeattleMagazine_January2016.pdf

Yoga Digest Magazine  p.58-59  Nov/Dec 2015

Snowshoe Magazine   Doc.  12/20/2014

RelaxNews Paris France Doc. 12/2014

NBC News Travel 1/10/2014 

WeatherChannel 1/2014

Endless_Vacation_Mag_2013 You may encounter an entirely different winter sport during your trip to Lake Chelan—snowga. During Winterfest, Lynda Kennedy of Yogachelan leads special snowshoeing-and-yoga outings through the snowy vineyards and up by the cross-country trails at Echo Ridge. (Kennedy also teaches more traditional yoga classes year-round at her studio in Chelan, and drop-ins are always welcome.) 

Sharing Travel Experiences’ online article titled, “6 Great De-Stress Winter Spa Treatments and Activities.” This piece encouraged readers to try Snowga and mentioned Lake Chelan’s winter wine and chocolate festival. I first heard about 'snowga' at Lake Chelan (which also has a winter wine and chocolate festival – talk about good people to know), but it’s a hot trend happening at many of the popular resort towns. It doesn’t surprise me I guess, as I have even done a yoga class myself the day after a rough ski day, so the combination does make sense.

For those seeking an opportunity to explore the area’s forest trails, “snowga,” a combination of snowshoeing and yoga, offers an innovative Northwest alternative to the traditional winter biathlon. Washington Journey Magazine, produced by AAA, named Lake Chelan their Destination of the Month for January. Please click the link to read the full article.

rundown/seattle HIT THE ICE  Lake Chelan Winterfest beckons with snow yoga and beachy bonfires

CraveLocal  Find what you're craving.

Evertt Herald Newpaper  Front page coverage of Winterfest.

Seattle Magazine The Top To-Do's for February #4 Bundle Up.