We feel extremely lucky to have Washington’s premier ski area just 10-15 minutes away. Its size is amazing - 2600 skiable acres, a 3100-foot vertical drop and 57 marked runs (not to mention all the unmarked ones!) In fact, Crystal consistently appears on national magazine writers’ lists of top North American resorts. There’s great beginner and intermediate terrain (and it will be even better this winter with the new Quicksilver Chair) , but what distinguishes Crystal is its Southbackcountry and North Sidecountry for advanced skiers.
Two new lifts for this winter! The Quicksilver lift at Crystal Mountain’s base is being replaced with a quad chairlift, increasing capacity but even more importantly, repositioning the top of the lift and regrading the slopes so that it’s better for beginning skiers and boarder. Crystal is also replacing its iconic High Campbell Chair servicing expert terrain with a new chair that will be able to operate in higher winds—and has installed new Gas X exploders in Powder Bowl to make it easier to open this lift on powder days. Read more about Crystal’s improvements here.
And there’s so much more at Crystal. Here are the things that we think make Crystal really cool. Click here to visit Crystal’s website for details on any of these.
- The Mt. Rainier Gondola for skiers, boarders and foot passengers too!
- Kids 6 & under ski for just $5 every day—and that includes the Gondola!
- Parent/toddler ski lessons for 2-3 year olds.
- A great Kids Club program for kids 4-11.
- Ski school and ski rentals. (All new rental gear and a new RDL demo center at the top of the Gondola.)
- Saturday snowshoe tours (December 27-March 14).
- Clinics throughout the year—steep skiing clinics, women’s clinics, etc.
- The Mountain Shop for skis, boots, clothing and more.