Winter Activities, Recreation, Sports in Leavenworth Washington

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Winter Activities, Recreation, Sports in Leavenworth Washington

Winter Activities on This Page

Cross Country Skiing
Sleigh Rides
Ski Jumping
Snow Sport Rentals
Dog Sledding
Snow Skiing
Sleigh Rides
Leavenworth Snowcat Skiing
with Cascade Powder Cats

Miniature Golf
Nutcracker Museum
Hiking & Nordic Walking
To make overnight and getaway package reservations please call 1.800.961.0162


Cross Country Skiing in Leavenworth

Cross country ski or skate, day and night, on groomed trails or backcountry!

cross country skierSee our Cross Country Ski Packages

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club (LWSC) grooms 26 kilometers of trails (classic and skating) at four locations in the beautiful Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington. Five kilometers are lighted every night for skiing. At the Leavenworth Ski Hill they offer downhill skiing, snowboarding and a jumping facility.  Nordic Conditions



ski hill trail

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Ski gear and lessons are available at at Der Sportsmann.

Leavenworth Chamber Cross Country Trail Maps and Snow Shoeing Trail Maps 

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Downhill Skiing with Stevens Pass, Mission Ridge, Leavenworth Ski Area

Downhill ski and snowboard in deep powder at Stevens Pass or enjoy dry, sunny runs at Mission Ridge with fantastic views from on top of the Cascades and Washington’s best groomed runs only 36 miles – 57km from Leavenworth!

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See our Winter Packages.

Stevens Pass 2013 – December Webisode from Eric Miller


Check weather conditions, telemetry, and the sunrise   Ski Web Cams

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding at Ski Hill

Just north of town on Wenatchee National Forest property, the Leavenworth Ski Hill offers downhill skiing on two groomed hills serviced by rope tows. It is open four days a week (three of which include night skiing) and all school holidays. Food, beverages and warmth are available at the historic Ski Hill Lodge. Alpine daily passes cost $13 for ages 5 to 17, cost $17 for skiers age 18 to 69; seniors ski for free and children age four and under ski free on the Bunny Hill.   There is also an all day pass for $28 that includes: a full day of alpine skiing or snowboarding, a full day of Nordic skiing on 8 km of our trails at the Ski Hill, and one 90 minute tubing session.

Leavenworth Ski Hill from Icicle TV

Rentals for Leavenworth Ski Hill may be arranged at Osprey Rafting Company and The Ski Shop at Osprey across the street from the Icicle Village Resort.

Check Leavenworth ski conditions Ski Web Cams

Highway Advisory

In cooperation with the Washington Department of Transportation, Stevens Pass has installed a Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) at the summit of Stevens Pass. By tuning to 1610 AM on your radio, you’ll be able to get the latest information on parking availability and road conditions as you approach the mountain. This service is in addition to parking updates on the current HAR radio at 1610 AM in Monroe, the snow report phone lines, our web site and the electronic sign at the Mountain View Chevron east of Sultan on Highway 2.

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Leavenworth Sleigh Rides

Dash through the snow in a horse drawn sleigh

See our Winter Sleigh Ride Packages

Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides
19115 Chiwawa Loop Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826

sleigh rides smallExperience the joy of winter  with Sleigh bells ringing, glistening snow, frosty air, open meadows, snow covered trees, and the babbling waters of Beaver Creek. Enjoy a hot spiced cider by the open fire, and as an added attraction end your horse drawn sleigh ride with a sizzling steak dinner at Beaver Creek Lodge in front of the huge river rock fireplace. – Book your package with the Icicle Inn by calling 800.558.2438.


Icicle Outfitters
icicle outfitters sleighFrom the Icicle Inn Drive 1.9 miles on Icicle Road and turn left on East Leavenworth Road. Continue 1/4 mile and you’ll see our sign. Turn right into our large parking lot.

Let our Holiday Sleighs take you back to yesteryear and become a part of your family tradition.  You and your whole family will enjoy gliding across open meadows and along the Icicle River in our horse-drawn sleighs with the majestic Stewart Mountain Range in the background. Warm up with hot chocolate, spiced cider and coffee in front of the wood stove. Warm blankets are provided for 1.5 mile ride which takes about 30 minutes.- Book your package with the Icicle Inn by calling 800.558.2438.

Eagle Creek Ranch
eagle creek sleighMountain snows transform the ranch for a season of horse-drawn sleigh rides. The sound of sleigh bells mixes with laughter and song as we glide through the forests and meadows on large group sleighs drawn by those gentle giants, the Draft Horses. Or, share a romantic private ride in an antique cutter sleigh with that special someone. After your ride return to our lodge, warm yourself by the wood stove, and sip hot spiced cider!- Book your package with the Icicle Inn by calling 800.558.2438.


Red-Tail Canyon Farm
sleighredtail120Over the meadow and through the woods…hear the sleigh bells jingle as our Belgian Draft horses take you on an old-fashioned sleigh ride. Snuggle under blankets… warm yourself by a cozy fire… sip a cup of steaming hot chocolate… all the things memories are made of! – Book your package with the Icicle Inn by calling 800.558.2438.

Leavenworth Carriage Company
Departs on 9th & Front Streets
Horse-drawn rides of all types for all occasions.

See our Winter packages

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Leavenworth Snow Sport Rentals

Osprey Ski Shop in LeavenworthFor Alpine and more rentals of ski equipment right next door to the Icicle Village Resort, check out the Ski Shop at Osprey.

For Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing, check out

Der Sportsmann
837 Front St.
Leavenworth, WA 98826

They are an outdoor specialty shop which can fill your needs for hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, skiing, and clothing. They also have a bicycle & ski rental/repair shop which is open 7 days a week.

Leavenworth Mountain Sports
220 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Offer a full line of cross country and skate ski equipment.  You can even rent Poulk Sleds to pull your kids behind you as your cross country ski!

Rent back country boots, skis, skins, packs, beacons and more… everything you need to go back country skiing!

For back country guides see Northwest Mountain School 
They may be contacted at 509.548.5823.

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Snowmobile Rentals and Snowmobile Tours

Snowmobile Tours with Mountain Springs Lodge

Power through miles of trails on a snowmobile with our partnership with Mountain Springs Lodge on Chiwawa Loop Road.

Snowmobile head onFun, Action, Beauty and Excitement! – describe their guided snowmobile tours through the Cascade Mountains.  Ideal for the novice and expert alike!  Everything is provided: snowmobiles, guide, cold weather clothing and insulated boots.  Tours include: “Suzy’s Slip & Slide”, “Grandpa’s Ridge Rocker”, “Faultline Loop”, “Sno Cone”, “Mile High Extravaganza”, Bawana Bill’s Star Light Express”, and a dinner tour.

See our Winter Snowmobiling Packages

Okanogan and Wenatchee Forest Recreation Report

Call Mountain Springs Lodge for more information about the tours at 509.763.2713 or 800.858.2276.


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Brewmaster Dinner – Friday February 1, 2014

Visit Icicle Brewing Company in Leavenworth


Join Icicle Brewing at J J Hills Fresh Grill dinner house for an evening to remember Friday, February 1.

This special dinner features the culinary works of chef Bill Monigold paired with brew-master Dean Priebe’s finest beers.

Savor braised chicken with wild rice served with Colchuck White Ale, venison osso bucco paired with Bootjack IPA, cara

mel vodka infused chocolate cake w/ rum chata mousse paired with Priebe Porter, and more taste adventures.

Please call 1.509.548.8000 between 4 pm and 9 pm PST to make reservations.

The price per person is just $59.00 for dinner or a package for two guests with a one night hotel stay including the brew-master dinner and breakfast buffet starts at just $249.00 + tax. For an overnight package call 1.800.961.0162.  Check out the menu here.


Leavenworth Ski Jumping

Ski Jumping Leavenworth WashingtonSki jumping is up and running on the “D” hill, behind the lodge at the Leavenworth Ski Hill this winter.  Skiers of all ages are encouraged to come out and give jumping a try. Coaches are on hand, by appointment, to instruct.   Jumping skis, boots and helmet are required.

Rentals for Leavenworth Ski Hill may be arranged at Osprey Rafting Company and The Ski Shop at ski jumpersOsprey across the street from the Icicle Junction.

See a great video about the history ski jumping in Leavenworth Washington:


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Leavenworth Snowshoeing

Trek on snowshoes through beautiful forests and vast meadows

Free Guided Winter Life Snowshoe Tours

Jan. Saturdays & Sundays – Event, WINTER LIFE SNOWSHOE TOURS

Explore winter wildlife tours on a snowshoe walking tour with trained naturalists Saturdays and Sundays in January at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.  Meet at the Icicle River Ski Trail ticket booth.  A different wildlife story is told on each tour.  Learn to identify animal tracks and learn how local animals survive in the winter along Icicle Creek.

Space limited to 12 people. Must be at least 8 years old. Snowshoes provided for adults and children. Wear warm layered clothing. Tours 10 a.m. to noon.

LOCATION: Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
FEE: Reservation Required! – Free
INFORMATION: 509.548.6662

Special thanks to Friends of Northwest Hatcheries & Leavenworth Winter Sports Club.


Snowshoeing Rental shoes are available at:

Der Sportsmann
837 Front St.
Leavenworth, WA 98826

They are an outdoor specialty shop which can fill your needs for hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, skiing, and clothing. They also have a bicycle & ski rental/repair shop which is open 7 days a week.

Get two snowshoe rentals for the price of one at Der Sportsmann Sunday – Friday with your stay at the Icicle Inn!  That’s just $12 plus tax.  Please ask for your discount card when you check in at the Icicle Inn.

Snowshoe rentals also available at Osprey next to the resort at the corner of Highway 2 and Icicle Road.

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Dog sledding

Northwest Dogsled Adventures – Dog Sledding is a great adventure that you and your family will really enjoy.  Northwest Dogsled Adventures is located in Cle Elum and is by appointment only. Offering 1 hour and 2 hour tours as soon as there is enough snow for a safe ride. Rides leave from Fish Lake (Leavenworth) area. The team is made up of Iditarod Veterans, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan and Rescues!

Learn more about the dogs and their families here.

Feel the rush of wind on an exhilarating dog sledding adventure and enjoy the graceful power of a dog team as you glide through majestic valleys near Leavenworth!
Northwest Dogsled Adventures
Cle Elum, WA 98922

Offering dog sled rides on a seasonal basis by appointment.  Please call or email two weeks before you want the rides.
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Leavenworth and Snowcat Skiing

Cascade Powder Cats operates on 1920 acres of PRIVATE PROPERTY just northwest of Stevens Pass. The property is very exciting.  We are now taking reservations for the 2009/2010 season call 1-877-754-2287 to reserve. You are going to love it!

Cascade Powder Cats operates in the North Central Cascades just 2 miles NW of Stevens Pass Ski Resort in the Martin Creek Drainage. Cascade Powder Cats offers 1920 acres of snowcat skiing and boarding on the flanks of Windy Mountain, Windy Ridge, and Captain Point. Our snow cats carry you deep into the backcountry where you will have great views of Glacier Peak and Mt. Daniels as you float through 450 inches of annual snowfall. With varied terrain and aspects Cascade Powder Cats offers something for every skier and boarder of intermediate to expert ability. With 2500 vertical feet of open bowls, glades, chutes, and well spaced trees this is sure to be the best day of your season. .

Suburban in the snow

It’s early morning, the sun is just about up. Your listening to the hum of the engine, people are talking and in the background there’s music playing.  As the Snowcat arrives at the summit your guide lets everyone know to grab their gear and get ready for their first run. You  walk out of the back of the Snowcat-cabin into thigh deep powder , you smile.  Looking around you can see the Cascade Mountains in every direction, the view is awesome. You get your gear, click in and glide to the edge, look down and smile. Your guide smiles back, nods and drops over the edge, you take one more look around, give a small push and drop over.  Building speed as you make your first turn carving a huge arc, the powder is flying all around you. The adrenaline is starting to pump and your feeling the rush. Then you realize this is only the start of an epic day with Leavenworth Snowcat Skiing!

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