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Area Activities - Winter Activities

Whether you're coming to ski Crystal Mountain or you're just getting out of town, you'll feel like you've left the real world behind. The minute you turn into our driveway, you're surrounded by Christmas trees. Mist rises from the heated pool and hot tub. Lights beckon a warm welcome for you to come in out of the cold. Slowly the stress starts to melt away.

Crystal Mountain

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… Learn More

Scenic Mt. Rainier Gondola Rides

For years, we’ve been telling our non-skier guests, family and friends about how awesome the view is from Crystal’s summit.  Well now, with the new Mt. Rainier Gondola, everyone can… Learn More

Snowshoe Tours

New! Daily snowshoe tours from the top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola.

What a great way to get outside this winter.  Crystal’s snowshoe tours take you along the ridge line… Learn More

Bonfires & Movie Nights

Weekends in the winter are so much fun up here—and we try to make them even better by hosting fun activities on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter (usually… Learn More

Camps and Clinics

Crystal offers a wonderful women’s camp, as well as backcountry camps and clinics that can help take your skiing to the next level.

When we first moved out here, we… Learn More


After a long day on the slopes or outside playing in the snow, many of our guests tell us that it’s relaxing to just curl up in front of a… Learn More

Hiking in the national forest

The hiking this winter has been phenomenal, and many of our guests have spent hours exploring this area’s miles and miles of trails.  There are many places you can go… Learn More

Places To Snowshoe (Rentals Too!)

There are so many great places to snowshoe here.  Many of the trails start from Alta Crystal Resort, or there are many other places to go around Crystal.  Our recommendations… Learn More