Winter Group Events and Wedding Info:
1. Please keep in mind you and your guests will be driving over mountain passes and on roads that may have not been recently plowed.
a. Please drive a reliable vehicle. Sunitsch Canyon removes snow and sands our private roads. In some conditions guests will see snow accumulations or icy conditions for temporary periods. Chelan County maintains the length of Sunitsch Canyon road – they normally plow and sand at least once per day. Conditions change quickly – there may be ice / snow on roadways. Groups that charter busses should ensure that the bus and driver are qualified for winter conditions. Large charter busses are not advised to drive the upper roads. Guests may be dropped off at the lower campus.
b. Bring chains for your car
i. Chains may be required to be carried over the mountain passes
ii. They are good to have in case of emergency
c. Consider packing an emergency bag for your car to include: road flares, sleeping bag, extra blanket, headlamp, extra clothes, and extra food
d. Keep in mind that driving in snow takes longer- a 2 hour drive can be a 4-5 hour drive in snow due to road conditions or shutting down of the Highways due to avalanche control
e. Check WA DOT website for Stevens Pass or Snoqualmie/Blewett Pass road conditions before and up to the day of your event: http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/
f. Read the WA DOT winter driving brochure (attached)
2. Dress appropriately for cold temperatures by bringing appropriate footwear and outerwear. High heels and sandals are not the best to walk around in the snow. Consider bringing at least rubber boots with traction or investing in traction for you shoes like Yaktrax.
3. The main lodge has central heating and a large fireplace (wood provided) to enjoy in the cold winter. The suites are equipped with electric wall heaters and small gas woodstoves.
4. You are welcome to explore the forest and fields of our property with your skis, snowshoes or sleds. We do not maintain any trail systems during the winter so any activities you undertake while you are here are done so at your own risk.