ATTRACTIONS: The Nordic ski trails around Leavenworth’s Ski Hill are rolling in nature and have some short, steep ascents and descents. Of all the Nordic ski trails managed by the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club, these are the hilliest. Cross-country skiers using classic gear will be able to manage the terrain easier than skaters, who will need a better level of technique and fitness for these trails. Food, beverages and warmth are available at the historic Ski Hill Lodge when the Ski Area is open. Five kilometers of this trail system is lit for night skiing.
SKILL. 2 (1+ for classic skiing, 2+ for skating).
FITNESS. 2+ (2 for classic, 2+ for skating).
LENGTH. The different loops at the Ski Hill add up to over 8 kilometers of trail.
ACCESS. Follow Highway 2 into Leavenworth. Several blocks west of the town’s main commercial core, turn north on Ski Hill Drive. Follow this 1.4 miles (slowly uphill) to the entrance of the ski hill.
MAP: Print a schematic map of the Ski Hill trails below.
MANAGEMENT / RATES. These trails are groomed and maintained by the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club (LWSC), a local non-profit. Individual seasons passes and family seasons passes are very inexpensive. Day rates in 2015 were $18/day for adults and $14/day for 6-17 year olds, 5 years and younger are free. Details about different rates and passes are available at the LWSC website.
INFORMATION: For more about the trails, the condition of the grooming, or the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club, visit the LWSC website
Leave It Better Than You found It. This should be every user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull noxious weeds along your route, disperse old fire rings, throw branches over unwanted spur trails…
Disclaimer. Treat this information as recommendations, not gospel. Conditions change and those contributing these reports are volunteers–they may make mistakes or not know all the issues affecting a route. You are responsible for yourself, your actions, and your safety. If you won’t accept that responsibility, you are prohibited from using our information.