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- Sled Dog Races
- Christmas Tree Cutting
- Chili Cook-off
- Nordic Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
Hours of OperationLate November through Mid March
Family fun with sledding, Christmas tree cutting and winter festivals and events is the charm of winter in Lake Almanor.
Christmas tree cutting in the Lassen and Plumas Forests begins each year on November 1st.
Winter events include Merchant's Night Holiday Open House, Dog Sled Races, a Snowmobile Poker Run and Snowmobile Cross Country and Drag Races.
Snowshoe & Cross Country Skiing
In the Chester-Lake Almanor Area, the Lassen National Forest also leads various weekday snowshoe tours beginning in January.
An interpretive recreation trail on the west shore of Lake Almanor provides miles of great scenery and easy access. McGowan Lake, Childs Meadow, Warner Valley Road, and the Caribou Wilderness all afford quiet excursions near Chester.
Snowboarding, Alpine, & Nordic Skiing
With a Board Shack and Snack Bar, it is the perfect place for a day of family winter fun.
Ski area hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 - 4:30 pm, $20/day. Weekends and Holidays 9:30 am - 4 pm $25/day. Season, Day and Half Day Passes are available. Children under 6 ski are FREE