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Explore, Tourism

Run Wenatchee Announces 2017 line-up

Registration opened today for the Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Half-Marathon and 10K, and we are offering a special discount on entry fees between now and midnight this Wednesday, Dec. 21. The entry fee for the half-marathon during this limited-time offer is $50 (rising to the early bird price of $65 on Thursday), and the entry fee for the 10K is $35 (rising to the early bird price of $45…

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Tourism

Mission Ridge to Open Friday

Wenatchee, WA -- Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort will open for its 50th anniversary season with limited operations this Friday December 2, 2016. The start of December looks to bring cold temps and increasing chances of natural snowfall and with that expanded terrain openings as well. The mountain will open with Chairs 1, 2 and the Pika Peak rope tow in operation. The ski school will be open, as well…

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Community, Tourism

US Figure Skating Regionals at Town Toyota Center

This week, for the 2nd time in 3 years, the Wenatchee Valley will be host to the United States Figure Skating Northwest Pacific Regionals. This prestigious event is hosted by the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club, and will take place at Town Toyota Center Thursday thru Saturday. A total of 279 skaters representing 6 western states are entered to compete. Qualifiers will advance to the Pacific Coast Sectional Championships to be…

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Tourism

Pybus University Fall 2016 Quarter Classes

Pybus Market announces its slate of Fall quarter classes every Tuesday night at 7:00pm from September 27 through November 15 on unique topics for the general public. Classes are free, unless otherwise indicated. Class size is generally limited to 30 people per class. Classes are generally located in front of the Cashmere Valley Bank Community Kitchen. Classes are taught by local volunteers with an interest and aptitude in the subject.…

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Business, Tourism

Sports Tourism Update

Numbers for the first half of 2016 have been crunched, and when those are coupled with the schedule ahead, it’s becoming obvious that 2016 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year in the world of sports tourism in the Wenatchee Valley. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the fast start. Weather, as usual plays a major role. From a snow-sports perspective, you couldn’t have asked…

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Business, Community, Tourism

Washington State Hospital Association, Campbell’s Resort in Chelan celebrate 40 years of partnership

In 1976, Gerald Ford was president of the United States, gasoline cost 59 cents per gallon and Apple Computer was in its infancy. It was also the year that the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) held its first ever Rural Hospital Leadership Conference at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, gathering health care leaders from across the state for a June workshop that explored the latest issues affecting rural health care in…

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Tourism

The Chamber Tasting Room

The Chamber Tasting Room, located just inside the doors of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, is an extraordinary wine-tasting experience just waiting to be uncovered. Featuring nine different regional wineries and a hard cider from Snowdrift Cider, The Chamber Tasting Room is the perfect spot to begin your exploration of a variety of fantastic wines that can all boast local roots. The wide selection of reds and whites will…

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Business, Tourism

April a Record Breaker for Sports Tourism

A wide variety of sports events in April has resulted in a record breaking month in terms of sports tourism economic impact in the Wenatchee Valley. With one event still to be verified, sports tourism spending estimates for the month are expected to surpass $1.7 million, breaking the previous record of $1.425 million achieved in May 2015. Economic impact derived from sporting events has been tracked in the Wenatchee Valley…

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Tourism

Route 97 Tourism Program Opportunity

NCWEDD is pleased to provide information on the Route 97 Tourism Program in partnership with Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA). Together we launched the Route97.net website and we are now moving into a full tourism marketing program. The Route 97 Tourism Program is launching May 2016 and you are invited to promote the unique attractions of your area on the website and print guide and map. The first stage is…

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Business, Tourism

Some ‘Shoulder’ Seasons!

Those involved in the world of tourism, be it of the vacation, convention or sports variety, have always struggled with having a major drop-off once the robust periods begin to slow down. Because when that happens, there is a significant ripple effect that impacts a number of sectors in the community, led by lodging, restaurants and to some extent, basic retail. These periods are often referred to as ‘Shoulder Seasons’.…

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