This Northwest jewel, which first opened in 1962, is located on the Northeast corner of Mt. Rainier National park in Washington State. The sprawling expanse of the ski terrain flows over half a dozen peaks and basins and lends itself to seemingly limitless variations. Experience breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range. Crystal Mountain is just 76 miles from Seattle and 64 miles from Tacoma.
The key word at Crystal Mountain is variety. You'll find 2,600 acres of everything from gentle groomed runs for beginners to challenging steeps, glades, chutes, bowls and expansive backcountry for the more adventurous. Crystal Mountain averages 367 inches of snowfall annually which gives powder enthusiasts plenty to smile about.
Since Boyne Resorts acquired Crystal Mountain in 1997, over $30 million has been invested in the area. Top of the line high-speed lifts, terrain expansion, new dining facilities, day lodge renovations and most recently the addition of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, make Crystal Mountain the premier ski and snowboard area in Washington. A total of 11 chairlifts and a gondola ensure you'll spend less time resting and more time enjoying the slopes.
There's a multitude of things to do during the summer too. The Mt. Rainier gondola is open year round along with the Summit House restaurant. Hiking, biking, guided horseback rides and disc golf are just a few of the ways to have fun during the summer. Crystal Mountain also offers wedding and reception sites.