Crystal Mountain

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.

Contact Information

  • 33914 Crystal Mountain Boulevard
    Enumclaw, Washington 98022
  • Phone: 360.663.2265
  • Fax: 360.663.3001
  • Hotline: 888.SKI.6199
  • www.crystalmountainresort.com

Mountain Information

  • Alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, scenic gondola rides
  • Base elevation – 4,400 feet; Summit elevation (Silver King) – 7,012 feet
  • Vertical drop of 3,100 feet
  • 57 downhill trails; Longest run – 2.5 miles; 11% beginner, 51% intermediate, 38% expert
  • 12 lifts: 1 eight-passenger gondola, 2 high-speed six-passenger, 2 high-speed quads, 2 triples, 4 doubles and 1 surface tow
  • Uphill capacity is 20,910 skiers/riders per hour 
  • International snowsports school
  • Average snowfall of 367 inches
  • Average winter temperature of 28 degrees
  • Total skiable acreage: 2,600

Amenities

  • Ski and snowboard equipment rental
  • Demo Shop
  • Bootfitting shop
  • Church services
  • Right Angle Sports Shop
  • Mountain Market

Food and Beverage Facilities

  • Summit House Restaurant
  • Summit House Express Window
  • Campbell Basin Lodge
  • Cascade Grill
  • Glacier Express
  • Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar
  • Chinook Café
  • Alpine Inn Restaurant
  • The Snorting Elk Cellar & Deli

Accommodations (www.staycrystal.com)

  • Alta Crystal Resort
  • Crystal Mountain Hotels – Alpine Inn, Quicksilver Lodge and Village Inn
  • Crystal Mountain Lodging Suites – Silver Skis and Chalets

Airport Facilities & Transportation

  • Seattle Tacoma International Airport  (SEA) – 1.5 hours drive time
  • Big Up Shuttle www.bigupshuttle.com