Ski Hill is one of three Nordic trail networks owned and groomed by Leavenworth Winter Sports Club. The other two, Golf Course and Icicle River trails, are located nearby and just south of Highway 2. Of the three, the Ski Hill Trails are the epicenter for the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club. The Ski Hill Trails are fairly curvy with a lot of switchbacks and plenty of optional hill loops for the more experienced skater. With a fairly regular grooming schedule and tracks along the skating lane, these trails are worth riding a couple of times when the conditions are right. And when you are finished at Ski Hill, you can tour the the additional 16 kilometers of trails at the Golf Course and Icicle River.
The main lodge, the nearby downhill slope, and the tubing center combine to make this trail network the most developed of the three options in Leavenworth. Adult Nordic Passes are $16 for the day and grant access to all three trail networks. Additional fees are required for downhill skiing and tubing. Add to these options the nearby overnight accommodations and mountain town night life in Leavenworth, and the area becomes a great choice for a winter weekend.
Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.