Waterfront Park

The place to walk or ski with your dog!

Just one block from downtown, skiers and snowshoers can join this three-kilometer trail at end of 9th street or the end of Division Street at the Barn Beach Reserve. The trail crosses Blackbird Island, provides views of wildlife, shining waters, and the surrounding mountains and continues on to connect with the Golf Course Trail (nordic only)

Please do not snowshoe in the classic ski track and DO NOT enter the Golf Course.

Icicle River Trail Office: Daily 8:00AM-2:00PM
Ski Hill Office: Wed. & Fri. 3:00PM-8:00PM and Sat. & Sun. 9:30AM-5:00PM.  (Hours differ during Holiday operating schedule)
Golf Course:  Open as conditions permit.  Feel free to call the Icicle River office for updates, 509-548-5477.

Officially, the ski and snowshoe trails do not close. However, LWSC discourages skiing unlit trails after dark. You may deposit payments in the trail fee boxes located at the trailheads if you use trails when ticket locations are closed.

Nordic Etiquette
Do not ski directly behind the snowcats or during grooming hours of 11:00PM to 7:00AM.  The snow requires 1 hour of "set time" after grooming.  Skiing directly behind the groomer drives our staff crazy and spoils the ski conditions for others.

You must purchase nordic trail tickets at the Icicle River Ticket Office (8am-2pm), Der Sportsmann or other retail and lodging locations before skiing. We routinely monitor trails so please have your day ticket or season pass visible. You may deposit day ticket payments in the trail fee boxes located at the trailhead if you are night skiing or using the trails after ticket locations are closed.

Snowshoeing on the trail is free.

Ticket Type Cost Comments
Adult Full Day $18 Ages 18 thru 74
Adult Half Day - After 1:00 PM $15 Ages 18 thru 74
Adult Two Day $30 Ages 18 thru 74
Youth Full/Half Day $14 Ages 6 thru 17
Youth Two Day $20 Ages 6 thru 17
Family Day $56 Max 2 Adults & Dependents
Senior $14  Age 75+
Child Free  Age 5 or Younger


Directions- Waterfront Park

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Quick Stats

Trails: 3KM
Dog Friendly: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Average Season: 90+ Days
Average Temp: 28°