History of the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club


Established in 1928

We have a vision of Leavenworth as a renowned skiing community with an extensive interconnected trails system, skiing programs integrated within the local schools, families participating in an array of winter sport activities, modern facilities, and a world class Alpine and Nordic experience - while retaining the warmth and communal character that is the backbone of our organization.


Since 1928 the LWSC or some early form of it has been facilitating winter recreation in the Leavenworth area. Traditionally the "base" of our operations has been the "Ski Hill" where today we offer two rope tows, a Nordic jumping hill, a tubing hill and 8km of Nordic trails of which 5 are illuminated for night skiing.

Since the mid-1990s LWSC has experienced most of its growth and success in the establishment of world class Nordic skiing. We currently maintain 26km of trails at 3 locations in the valley – the Icicle River Trails, Golf Course Trails and the Ski Hill trail system.

In 2003 and 2004 we completed the construction of a new Nordic Jumping Facility and a 3km Nordic Trail expansion at our Ski Hill location and purchased a new Bombardier 180 xc grooming machine.

We currently employ over 75 seasonal employees but are completely reliant and grateful for the many hours of volunteer time it takes to operate the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club.


Our purpose is to promote health, fitness, and fun through skiing and other winter sports by providing quality facilities, education, and activities to the community.
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