Crystal Mountain Resort

Crystal Mountain

Resort Description

Crystal Mountain is Washington's largest and highest elevation ski area, located less than 2-hours from Seattle. The sprawling expanse of the terrain flows over half a dozen peaks and basins; explore 2,600 acres of everything from wide-open bowls to challenging steeps and expansive backcountry. Experience breathtaking views and access to some serious vert from the top of the 8-passenger Mt. Rainier Gondola. An average of over 480" inches of annual snowfall gives powder enthusiasts plenty to smile about. New this winter – kids 10 & under ski free anytime so grab the whole family and check out this Northwest jewel.

Terrain Breakdown

11 percent beginner; 54 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced

The Bottom Line

Enjoy world class terrain in a laid back, friendly environment where your day is measured by the number of runs you made, not spa appointments.


State: Washington
Annual Snowfall: 486 inches
Vertical Drop: 3,100 feet
Ticket Prices: $72
Skiable Acres: 2,600
Number of Trails: 57
Number of Lifts: 10
Parks & Pipes: 1 park
Backcountry Access Policy: Open boundary via access gates
Nearest Airport: Sea-Tac International Airport (73 miles away)
Hotels/Lodging: Alta Crystal Resort, Crystal Mountain Hotels, and Crystal Chalets & Silver Skis Chalet
Local Restaurants: Summit House, Campbell Basin Lodge, Cascade Grill, Bullwheel, and Alpine Inn.
Local Bars: Bullwheel Bar & Snorting Elk Cellar
Season Highlights: 03/04/16 – 03/06/16: IFSA Junior Nationals
03/14/16 – 03/17/16: FWT Level 4 Qualifier
03/26/16: Dirt Bag Ball
04/15/16: Bikini Downhill
Phone: (360) 663-2265
Twitter: @CrystalMt
Instagram: @CrystalMountain