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City of Wenatchee

The Wenatchee Valley encompasses an area that includes arid desert landscapes, the contrast between manicured parks and natural beaches along the Columbia River and the alpine wilderness of the Cascade Range in North Central Washington. It has become a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. In the same day you can: water ski the Columbia River and snow ski Mission Ridge; whitewater raft the Wenatchee River and mountain bike Sage Hills; enjoy a few rounds of golf and take a snowshoe trek; and… you get the idea. That environment has served the area well in attracting medical and business professionals, families, and retirees.

City of Wenatchee Weather

Credit: Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

The weather is typically sunny, even in the winter but there are four distinct seasons. There is little snowfall in the winter in town but 12 miles from downtown is the ski area, Mission Ridge.

Average Temperature:

  • January – High 36.0 F, Low 25.0 F
  • July – High 88.0 F, Low 62.0 F


  • January Rainfall – 1.34 inches
  • July Rainfall – 0.35 inches

Sources: U.S. climate data

Projects Filmed in Wenatchee

Credit: Icicle TV

There has been local footage of the area shot for commercial usage and tourism promotion as well as television coverage on unique events. Also the locally produced ski film Lifted: A Ski Film For The Rest Of Us, and an award-winning mountain bike video called Flow.

Key Locations of Interest

Credit: Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

Wenatchee has a nationally recognized main street, so there are many buildings in the downtown that are historic and many now under new ownership being refurbished and renewed to house new businesses. Orondo Street, which runs east to west, is brick in the downtown area with many unique little shops all around and a view of the Columbia River as you head east. Breathtaking grand vistas are the specialty of the Wenatchee Valley.

Closest Largest Cities Adjacent

Credit: Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

  • Ellensburg is approximately 71 miles from Wenatchee
  • Yakima is approximately 107 miles from Wenatchee
  • Tri-Cities is approximately 126 miles from Wenatchee
  • Spokane is approximately 170 miles from Wenatchee
  • Seattle is approximately 148 miles from Wenatchee

Distance to Closest Large Airport

  • EAT—or Pangborn Memorial Airport—is approximately 6 miles from Wenatchee
  • Spokane International Airport is approximately 170 miles from Wenatchee
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately 153 miles from Wenatchee

Relevant Contact Names and Information

Credit: Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

Local Film Liaison

  • Jerri Barkley, Marketing and Communications,
    Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce,
    (509) 662-2116, jerri@wenatchee.org

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Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control


There are 1400 hotel rooms within the region and that include a variety of price points and amenities. A complete list can be found here.