Are you planning a trip to Washington State during the fall or winter? Looking for great fall and winter things to do in Leavenworth, WA, to add to your itinerary? From cross-country skiing to dogsledding, the Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee areas have something for every travelers’ interest. No matter how you spend the day, spend each evening curled up with a cup of hot cocoa in your suite at Pine River Ranch. There’s an awe-inspiring wonderland of things to do in Leavenworth in the fall and winter!
“The Stevens Pass-to-Lake Wenatchee-to-Leavenworth corridor is a Nordic skiing Shangri-la.” –The News Tribune
Lake Wenatchee State Park
Located one mile from Pine River Ranch. This cross-country ski area features four loop trails as well as 15 miles of groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.
Nason View Cross-Country Ski Trail
This cross-country ski trail begins at Kahler Glen Golf Course, which is just one mile from Pine River Ranch. The trail winds above Nason Creek, where you can look down and view our ranch!
This see and ski trail is about five miles long and follows along the Wenatchee River. Flying Loop Trail (for experienced skiers) climbs 600 feet and has views of Entiat Ridge, Chiwaukum Mountains, and the Plain Valley.
Plain Valley Ski Trails
Offers more than 20K of groomed skate and classic cross-country ski trails! There’s easy terrain for beginners as well as challenging, wooded trails for advanced skiers.
Stevens Pass has everything you need for a successful day on the slopes! Here, you can find cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals, lessons, 25K of trails, food, and a small lodge.
Squirrel Run Cross-Country Ski Trail
This trail is an easy-rolling trip through mostly forested areas. It crosses snowmobile trails often, so practice caution when you see trails marked with orange trailblazes!
Leavenworth Winter Sports Club
Enjoy 24KM of groomed trails across the Leavenworth Golf Course, ski hill, near the Icicle River, and at the waterfront near downtown.
Stevens Pass has everything you need for a successful day on the slopes! Here, you can find some of the best downhill skiing in the state!
Located about 60 miles east of Pine River Ranch, it’s one of the best around around for dry snow. On a clear day, you can enjoy a great view of the Wenatchee area!
Leavenworth Winter Sports Club | Ski Hill
Ski Hill is especially close to our heart as the original owners of Pine River Ranch helped develop one of the area’s ski jumps! Early Olympic U.S. ski jumpers used the hill to train. You can access the same hill during your visit. Click the link above for more information!
Pine River Ranch
You can snowshoe right off your back porch at Pine River Ranch. We offer free state-of-the-art snowshoes for guest use. We can even give you a quick lesson with tips on enjoying the valley. There’s nothing like the solitude of trekking through the snow!
*Rentals are also available in the town Plain at Plain Hardware.
Eagle Creek Ranch
Take a group glide through meadow and woods pulled by a horse-drawn sleigh. Or, share a romantic ride in a small private sleigh with your special someone. Either way, you can enjoy the 1.8-mile tour of this scenic mountain valley!
An annual October festival in which Leavenworth honors its Bavarian roots and transforms the town with live music, German food and drinks, and activities for the whole family!
Enjoy 15 continuous miles of tours, a charming country store, and free samples of in-season fruit!
Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village
Learn more about the pioneers, natural, and Native American history through artifacts. The pioneer village includes actual pioneer cabins and furnishings.
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Enjoy some of the best films, plays, musicals, dance, and more of the arts in North Central Washington. Icicle Creek Center for the Arts has an event for all tastes!
Leavenworth Fisheries Complex
Enjoy a variety of exhibits that identify fish species and describe their environmental needs.
It’s the only all-nutcracker museum in the U.S. and boasts nutcrackers from the 15th century to present times!
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
A cultural center and museum with programs and exhibits focusing on the history, natural history, art and cultural heritage of the people of North Central Washington.
A nationally acclaimed nine-acre alpine garden perched high on a rocky bluff above the Columbia River. Explore stone pathways, spectacular views, pools, and waterfalls during your visit. Open seasonally.
Rocky Reach Discovery Center
An interpretive museum with a fish ladder, fish-viewing room, café, and gift shop.
If you’re looking to get as close to the festivities of Downtown Leavenworth as possible, then The Wanderlust’s location is for you! Step out of your room and walk right into the line for Oktoberfest. Take a 2 minute stroll to see the Holiday Lights!
Step out of your room and walk right into the line for Oktoberfest. Take a 2 minute stroll to see the Holiday Lights!