Activities : Wallowa Lake Tramway

Activities

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Wallowa Lake Tramway offers breakfast, lunch and a social hour at midafternoon with table service dining. Wine and beer are available at all meal servings. Live entertainment is featured during the social hour.

The summit area  also  offers an over-counter express window on the south side of the terminal offering cool or hot beverages, a glass of wine/beer or one of our light meal specials, ice cream, or desserts.

 

BREAKFAST

Will be a program similar to what we have had in the past with some modifications in terms of pricing and maybe a couple other popular menu items.

LUNCH

Would be similar to what we’ve been doing with the same type of menus that we’ve had in the past and would be available during the lunch hour times.

SOCIAL HOUR

Social hour is a service intended to be a complement to  the all-day ticket. Guests have the opportunity to return to take part in the food and entertainment in the midafternoon. The social hour menu includes small plate items at lower prices. The entertainment format includes  small musical group (one or two entertainers) or at times some standup comedy.

MERCHANDISE SALES

Wallowa Lake Tramway offers a variety of merchandise for sale through the express window.  Items include souvenirs, clothing items, books, postcards and squirrel food. (See price list for example of items offered. See merchandise price sheet.)

INTERPRETIVE TOURS

The Interpretive program will be offered daily which include a guided tour around the trail system of the summit of Mount Howard. Information would include stops along the way with information about the alpine plants, the geology, history, and archaeology of the area.

“Camp Mount Howard” is an interpretive program offered once daily in midafternoon which is targeted towards 6 to 12 year olds and includes interaction and feeding the squirrels. 

UPLIFITING OF GUESTS, GENERAL FOREST AND AREA ACTIVTIES

Wallowa Lake Tramway transports guests and their equipment for the summit of Mt Howard for a variety of activities. In addition, WLT often makes tubing equipment and snowshoes available.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Wallowa Lake Tramway transports guests and their bikes to the summit of Mt Howard.

See interpretive section below

SPORT & STATIC KITE FLYING – MODEL GLIDER FLYING

The steady breezes on the summit of Mt Howard make it ideal for Kite Flying and mode gliders. Many glider enthusiasts visit Mt Howard from time to time, including a large model glider club from Germany.  The area on the south side of the summit is an area where there is limited potential for damage to the natural fauna due to the gravel type surface in the area. This area can accommodate several kite enthusiasts.

TUBING

Tubing is currently an ongoing activity for individuals and groups in the meadow above the upper terminal.  At this time, the guests would walk back and forth from the bottom to the meadow.

Wallowa Lake Tramway is in conversation with the USFS to obtain authorization to improve this current activity to include grooming of tubing lanes of the meadow.

SKI/SNOWBOARD

The Tramway offers uplifting of skiers/snowboarders to the summit of Mt Howard for a variety on snow activities which include:

Skiing/snowboarding in the high peaks surrounding the back side of Mt Howard, a very popular activity especially in the late spring and summer months.

During the winter months, skiing and snowmobile enthusiasts use the east side of Mt Howard, and WLT will occasionally tow skiers up the slopes on the east side of the mountain.

X-COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing activity is very popular along the summer hiking trails on Mt Howard, and often WLT will groom and set track for the X-country enthusiasts.

PARAGLIDING/HANG GLIDING

Paragliding/Hang Gliding activities are an established activity on Mt Howard with an improved launch site on the north side of the summit of Mt Howard.

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