Winter Activities, Recreation, Sports in Leavenworth Washington

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

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.

Ski gear and lessons are available at at Der Sportsmann.

Leavenworth Cross Country Trail Maps

Leavenworth Snow Shoeing Trail Maps 

Downhill skiing and snowboarding at Stevens Pass, Mission Ridge, Leavenworth Winter Sports Club

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! Or visit the local ski hill right outside of town, Leavenworth Ski Hill, which features tubing and downhill skiing.

Rentals for skiing and snowboarding gear can be found here.

Dash through the snow in a horse drawn sleigh

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

Experience 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.

Icicle Outfitters
From 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.

Eagle Creek Ranch
Mountain 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!

Red-Tail Canyon Farm
Over 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!

Hans Christian Anderson Carriage Co.
Departs on 9th & Front Streets
Horse-drawn rides of all types for all occasions.

Alpine Skis & Snowboards

Arlberg Sports
25 North Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Tel: 509. 663.7401

Cross Country Skis & Snowshoes

Arlberg Sports Haus

1207 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA  98826
Tel:  509. 548.5615

Der Sportsmann

837 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Tel: 509. 548.5623 or 800. 548.4145

Plain Hardware

18636 Beaver Valley Hwy
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Tel: 509. 763.3836

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.

Fun, 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.

Okanogan and Wenatchee Forest Recreation Report

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

Ski 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.

Equipment rentals are available here.

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

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.

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.

Cascade Powder Cats operates on 1920 acres of PRIVATE PROPERTY just northwest of Stevens Pass. 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 back country 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. .

It’s early morning, the sun is just about up. You are 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 you are feeling the rush. Then you realize this is only the start of an epic day with Leavenworth Snowcat Skiing!

Icicle Village Resort