Crystal Mountain
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Crystal Mountain

Elevation: Base 4,400 feet

Summit: (Silver King) 7,012 feet
Vertical: 3,100 feet


Acres: 2,600


Trails: 57 Named Trails
Advanced/Expert – 35%
Intermediate – 54%
Beginner – 11%


Average Annual Snowfall: 367 inches


Lifts: 11 Total
Season: Mid November to Mid April with extended spring skiing via the Mt. Rainier Gondola
Hours: Lifts run daily from 9am – 4pm

About Crystal

If you’ve never been to Crystal Mountain before, you’ll be amazed! We’re so much more than a “local skiing hill”. In fact, it’s easy to spend your whole winter vacation here.

Crystal Mountain is Washington’s largest ski area, with 3100 feet of vertical, 2600 acres of awesome terrain and the most incredible summit views of Mt. Rainier anywhere. For the skier or snowboarder, there’s everything from gentle groomed cruising runs for beginners to challenging steeps, backcountry, glades, chutes and unbelievable black (and double black) runs for the more adventurous.

And when we say we’re world class, it’s not just our opinion. Skiing Magazine traditionally ranks us in the top 20 in North America for backcountry terrain. We think that says a lot.

2 New Lifts. Crystal Mountain spent close to $4.0 million on improvements last year on 2 new chairlifts.  Chair 6/High Campbell has been replaced with a new double lift giving access to Crystal’s advanced terrain and the South Backcountry. The Quicksilver chairlift has been replaced with a fixed grip quad chairlift, improving capacity. In addition, the slope has been regraded and the top terminal has been moved downhill, making this a much better option for beginner intermediates who are ready to move off the Discovery Chair.

Here are just a few of the things that make Crystal really special.

  • The base-to-summit Mt. Rainier Gondola
  • Fine dining at the Summit House, Washington’s highest restaurant.  Gourmet lunch every day.
  • Kids 10 & under ski free every day – up to 2 free kids per paying adult.
  • The new Sasquatch Jib Park on the Mr. Magoo run
  • Guided snowshoe tours into Crystal Mountain’s backcountry, with a fondue dinner afterwards
  • World class ski and snowboard coaching through Snowperformance
  • The Snorting Elk Cellar, a locals’ favorite, and recipient of an honorable mention as Skiing
    magazine’s “Best Ski Bar”
  • RDL demo center at the top of the Gondola, and custom boot fitting and demos at the remodeled base area Mountain Shop

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