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March roars in like a lion!

Wed Mar 02, 2011

Oh my goodness!  We’ve always told people that our best snow is in March and April, and I guess the universe really decided to deliver this year.  We woke up March 1 to the most incredible winter wonderland ever!

Snow, snow, snow everywhere.  More than 2 feet fell overnight, and probably another foot or so during the day.  And it is the wonderful, white fluffy stuff!

Everyone came back from skiing with huge smiles on their faces and those who know Crystal said it was probably their best day ever!  And the forecast calls for more snow every day in… Read Full Story

Apres Ski at the Summit House

Wed Feb 02, 2011 (1) comment

What a incredible experience!  Everyone should experience apres ski at the Summit House at least once in their lives—and we plan to go back again and again.

Last Sunday, we decided to take a break from work in the afternoon and ski a few runs.  The weather forecasters had predicted snow in the morning, followed by sun in the afternoon, but it snowed pretty much all day (sweet!).  Even though we just had a few hours, we got a lot of exercise, skiing top to bottom runs.  In fact, we were having so much fun that we caught the last… Read Full Story

We love the new Mt. Rainier Gondola!!!

Sun Jan 16, 2011

Crystal’s new $5.5 million Mt. Rainier Gondola opened January 1, 2011 and it’s worth every penny.  Just ride it once, and you’ll be hooked.

It’s so fast and ridiculously quiet that it’s almost surreal.  The ride to the top takes less than 10 minutes—compare that to about 20 minutes when you ride Chinook Express and Rainier Express to the same point (assuming there are no mid-mountain lines) and you can see how easy our skiing life has become.  We can access our favorite terrain more quickly, stay warm and dry while doing so, and even readjust layers, check text messages,… Read Full Story