Crystal Mountain Resort WA

Crystal mountain resort wa
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee



The most lift accessed vertical in Washington with a variety of solid terrain and stunning views of Mount Rainer volcano. There are a few hotel options at the base and nearby Greenwater is a cute little town. Snorting Elk is a super authentic ski bar and really 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″

Crystal Mountain Resort WA Reviews

Very Good

4.1 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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Have your say on Crystal Mountain Resort WA
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 20, 2017
JKJohnny K.
This is the biggest resort in Washington State at 2600 acres and is directly East of Mt. Rainier. At the top of the mountain you can get great views of Rainier literally IN YOUR FACE on days that it is not cloudy. 468" of snow per year so there are plenty of deep days. Hit Northway Chair for a backcountry-ish experience!

5 / 5

Oct 08, 2017
MBMike B.
Crystal Mountain is everything a ski area should be. The location is beautiful, The terrain is beautiful and the people are friendly.. really good vibe and views. The lift system is basic and the mt has a good flow.. The main attraction and only attraction here is the skiing. Its not a bottom line for profit only operation and you can tell that the... More
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