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Cayuse Pass Opening May 26, 2011

Fri May 27, 2011

Cayuse Pass opened yesterday, May 26, 2011.

Cayuse Pass is the main north/south route through Mt. Rainier National Park, so now our guests can easily visit Packwood & Paradise, and it’s faster and easier to get to Eastern Washington as well!  We are very happy! 

Check out the photos Steven took yesterday when the Pass opened at noon.  There were about 15 cars in line waiting for the Pass to open, but as soon as the sign went up saying the Pass was opened, more and more came!

Notice how there’s very little snow at the gate and huge… Read Full Story

Crystal’s Extended Spring Season

Tue May 03, 2011

Mother Nature has been kind to Crystal this spring, with an incredible amount of snow!  Over 10 feet in March and another 4-5’ in April so conditions are awesome!

Of course, sun is nice to have too—and we’ve been blessed with sunshine for the past couple of weekends.  Check out our photos from May 1.  We have to admit that we were having so much fun skiing that we had to remember to stop and take photos, but we think you’ll get the idea. 

Crystal will be open on selected days for skiing at least until June 12, and… Read Full Story

An Email That Blew Us Away!

Wed Apr 13, 2011

Every once in a while, we get something that blows us away.  That’s what happened today.

Thank you, Jack, for your kind words and for giving us permission to share this.  You have no idea how much this means to us.

“I often speak of my visit to Alta Crystal Resort though it has been well over a year. I was re-activated by the Army in June 2009 for another tour to Iraq and was training at Fort Lewis. We had a few days to ourselves and one thing I desperately needed to do was get away from the rest… Read Full Story