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Property Name Leavenworth Ski Hill Historic District
Reference Number 13000505
State Washington
County Chelan
Town Leavenworth
Street Address Intersection of Ski Hill Dr. & Titus Rd.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/17/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Entertainment/ recreation
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000505.pdf
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The Leavenworth Ski Hill Historic District is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C The period of significance extends from 1936 with construction of the lodge to 1957 with reconstruction of the 90 meter ski jump. Areas of significance for the district are outdoor recreation and architecture. Under Criterion A, the historic district exhibits a high degree of integrity and represents an important period of development shaping public lands, particularly in the area of outdoor recreation. This historic district derives from the combined efforts of the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club (L WSC), the Forest Service, and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The L WSC established the historic use for the district, hosting annual ski jumps. The CCC' sCamp Icicle, under direction of the United States Forest Service, built the lodge and additional facilities, greatly expanding use and accommodations. Of the five known ski jumping facilities developed on Forest Service land in the Pacific Northwest Region, the Leavenworth Ski Hill was the best known of these and the only one known to have hosted national and international events. Under Criterion C, the historic district contains intact examples of Rustic style architecture as well as the Pacific Northwest's most intact example of a historic ski jump. The historic district is unique in the Pacific Northwest as one of the last CCC built winter recreation facilities with an intact lodge as well as original adjunct buildings, a ski jump, and a functioning ski hill.

 

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