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Leavenworth Ski Hill

Photo By Leavenworth Winter Sports Club

Terrain: Seven kilometers of groomed trails; hilly terrain. Five kilometers of trails is lit for night skiing

Elevation: 1,200 feet; approximately 400 feet of vertical drop

Best time to go: As early as late November through late February or early March, depending on snowfall

Operating days and hours: During the regular season, Leavenworth Ski Hill operates Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Extended hours are offered through the holiday season, weather permitting.

How to get there: Heading west from Wenatchee on Highway 2, drive into the town of Leavenworth. Turn right onto Ski Hill Drive, and drive north 1.4 miles to the Leavenworth Ski Hill parking lot. Street address is 10701 Ski Hill Drive, Leavenworth.

Highlights: The Leavenworth Ski Hill offers challenging, forested terrain for fit and experienced cross-country and skate skiers. Three miles of the trails are lit for a fun night-time ski experience.

Lowlights: The Ski Hill may frustrate beginning skate and Nordic skiers, as well as those not in good physical shape. The hilly terrain is not for the faint of heart.

Things to know: Nordic Trail pass is required. You can buy trail passes at the Ski Hill ticket office. A drop box for trail fees is located at the trailhead if you ski outside of ticket office hours. Food and beverages, accompanied by a warm fire, are available in the historic Ski Hill Lodge. Ski equipment rental can be found at local retailers in Leavenworth and Wenatchee.

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