Crystal Mountain Resort WA

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Crystal Mountain has the most lift accessed vertical in Washington and offers up a variety of terrain as well as breathtaking views of Mount Rainer volcano. Lodging-wise, there are a few hotel options at the base and nearby Greenwater is a cute little town. For après ski, don't look past Snorting Elk. It's a super authentic ski bar and pretty much the only nightlife on the mountain.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Crystal Mountain Resort WA vs
Crystal Mountain Resort WAMission Ridge
beginner11 %8 %
intermediate54 %63 %
advanced32 %38 %
expert3 %13 %
total runs57 56
ski area2,600ac 2,000ac
summit elevation7,012ft 6,820ft
total lifts-6
child lift ticketFree $7
adult lift ticket$80 $69
back country
value for money
average total snowfall347″ 80″
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Crystal Mountain Resort WA Reviews

Very Good 4.1 / 5
based on 12 reviews

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Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 28, 2017
intermediate skier
Crystal is the best resort to visit in WA State, with the best slopes for all levels of skiing. A perfect destination for any family weekend outing if you're in the South Sound area.... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 23, 2017
MFMitchell F.
beginner snowboarder
Fantastic first time boarding with friends and staying at the resort made recovery a great experience. Would do it again as soon as I recovery from a recent injury. Hopefully this coming season will bring fresh wonderful snow to lighten the impact.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 23, 2017
expert skier
My favorite terrain in the PNW, great snow at their elevation, and plenty of steeps, bowls, chutes, and drops. Terrain park is pretty minimal, and theres not much for a town or lodging nearby, but thats part of what keeps it from being crowded. Views of Rainier are spectacular! ... More
Average!3.4 / 5Nov 22, 2017
MTMax T.
advanced snowboarder
Best mountain in Washington. Nice gondola, some new upgraded lifts. Great spread out tree lines, some of my favorite runs in Washington. Elks Lodge near the parking lot is a great break spot for a beer! ... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 21, 2017
AZAleks Z.
intermediate snowboarder
This resort is one of the best. We usually go here at least 3 times each season because it's close and has something for everyone. It has pretty good snow and trails for all types of people. Never disappointed. ... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 13, 2017
intermediate snowboarder
This resort is very easily accessible from most parts of Washington state. It is very Bueno and I️ can not wait for the season to begin. It's going to be so baller. ... More
Average!3.2 / 5Nov 13, 2017
RPRick P.
advanced skier
Great place to ski! Awesome terrain and close proximity to Seattle. Just needs more parking. The best place to get into the bc. Crystal is where it's at and can't wair for the season to begin!... More
Average!3.1 / 5Nov 12, 2017
MTMelissa T.
advanced skier
Its a good local day mountain. It's 2hrs from Seattle where I live so it's a long day but worth the effort if there is good snow. There are very few overnight facilities.... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 12, 2017
CSChristopher S.
advanced snowboarder
This resort is absolutely beautiful. She has views of Mt Rainier on a beautiful day. She's accessible through Seattle and worth the drive. The Gondola to the top is a great ride even for the views and there is a great restaurant at the top. There's a bunch of great terrain off the groomers and the snow is always deep. I love making the trek to... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 11, 2017
AMAndrew M.
advanced snowboarder
Crystal Mt in Washington is one of the best areas to ride has steeps and great access to back country it doesn't get to crowded and all the lifts are fast and pretty new great lodging and bars not to far of a drive but it's kinda slow going only two lanes so you get stuck behind some tourist it kinda sucks but just head up early... More

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