Snowmobile & Winter Events
The Lake Almanor Basin is host to several annual winter and snowmobile events:
Chilly Chili Cook-Off
An event each Martin Luther King Weekend, the Chilly Chili Cook-Off is a crowd pleaser drawing Chili Chef's from across Northern California. For information about next year's event visit the Chili Cook Off site.
Lake Almanor Snowmobile Poker Run
The Annual Lake Almanor Snowmobile Poker Run, is sponsored by the Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club and takes place each year in February. The event trails run long the beautifully groomed trails of Lassen Forest and is an event for the whole family. For information on this year's event visit our Calendar of Events and the Snowmobile Club's site.
Sierra Nevada Dog Sled Races
The Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers bring their teams and mushers to the Almanor Basin each year for a great weekend of trail racing and fun. For information on this year's event and other events of SNDD visit our Calendar of Events and the SNDD site.
Guided Snowshoe Walks in Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Forest
Park and Forest Service Rangers host guided snowshoe walks throughout the winter season. For information, regarding these walks, contact the Chamber, or visit LVNP and Lassen Forest web sites.
Near Chester are five staging areas: Chester-Lake Almanor Snowmobile Park, Swain Mountain, Morgan Summit, Jonesville, and Fredonyer which lead to many miles of both groomed and non-groomed trails. A lesser maintained trail head begins at the boat launch just north of Canyon Dam and continues across to the west side of Highway 89. Another popular area off Highway 89 is Humboldt Road, which offers access to a trail leading to restaurants and lodges along Highway 36 west of Chester