Crystal Mountain Summer

Treat your family to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Kids love the new Mt. Rainier Gondola, and treat it like a wonderful amusement park ride!  The Gondola whisks you up 2500 vertical feet in less than 10 minutes.  The Gondola has top-to-bottom windows giving all ages an excellent view!  Have the kids look for wildflowers, babbling brooks or even wildlife.  As you reach the summit, have the kids watch for Mt. Rainier!  After you exit the Gondola, take time to read the interpretive signs and look for Mt. St. Helens and even Mt. Baker! 

Crystal Mountain is in the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest and, during summer months, rangers offer interpretive walks that are the perfect length for kids!  Or just head out on your own.  The trails along the ridge line are easy, or older kids might even enjoy hiking all the way down to the bottom.

If you’re hungry, the Summit House has wonderful food, served with incredible views!  Or the new Summit Shop in the base on the Gondola’s top tower has snacks and drinks. 

Click here to visit Crystal Mountain’s website to learn about all sorts of summer fun!