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.
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 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-1990’s LWSC has experienced most of its growth and success in the establishment of world class Nordic skiing. We currently maintain 26km of trails at 4 locations in the valley – the Icicle River Trails, Golf Course Trails, Waterfront Trails and the Ski Hill.
In 2003 and 2004 we completed the construction of a new Nordic Jumping Facility at the Ski Hill, a 3km Nordic Trail expansion at the Ski Hill and purchased a new Bombardier 180 xc grooming machine.
We currently employ over 45 seasonal employees but are completely reliant and grateful for the many hours of volunteer time it takes to operate the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club during the year. Visit Leavenworth Ski Heritage to learn more about the rich ski history of Leavenworth.
LWSC operates the Ski Hill under a special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service. LWSC also operates the Icicle River Trails under a special use permit from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. LWSC is a non-profit corporation under section 501c(4) of the IRS code