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Crystal Mountain Washington, USA

Crystal Mountain Washington ski holidays

Established in 1962 the American ski resort Crystal Mountain Washington lies at 1189 metres altitude in the Washington region of the American Cascades. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2134m the area is not snow sure. Over 4 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 2 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Crystal Mountain Washington is Seattle at a distance of 108km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to March.

SNO-man says

Best known and largest of Washington's ski areas and a favourite of die-hard skiers who rate the local back-country ski opportunities as some of the country's best, Crystal Mountain is located in the Northeast corner of the Mount Rainier National Park. Boasting the area's biggest vertical and a high-speed six-seater chair, Crystal has a rustic Western feel.

Alpine Downhill Runs

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Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Crystal Mountain Washington snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Crystal Mountain Washington snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) $444 - $444
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesMar 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs ?km
total length of Crystal Mountain Washington trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 4.9km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation E
direction Crystal Mountain Washington area faces
Top Altitude 2134m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1189m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1189m
centre of Crystal Mountain Washington ski resort
Vertical Drop 945m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 945m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Skiing in Crystal Mountain Washington

53 pistes and trails means approximately ?km of runs. 9 Crystal Mountain Washington lifts have capacity to transport 17310 per hour. The longest run in the American ski resort is over 4.9km.

The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of 35%. You can ski Crystal Mountain Washington after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Crystal Mountain Washington

Of the 9 ski lifts, 0 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Crystal Mountain Washington is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Crystal Mountain Washington Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

2 apres ski bars 9 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities (Other Facilities in Area).

SNO-man says

Rainier Rides Ski and Snowboard Demo shop is located in the Alpine Inn and stock a quality selection of skis and boards as well as backcountry essentials such as avalanche beacons and maps. Snowshoe rental is available and poles are included in the package ( www.rainier-rides.com). East Peak Massage and Fitness are located next to the daycare centre and offer hot tub, sauna, showers and a games toom. Reservations should be made for massage. The Guest Drop-off Zone is located directly in front of the ticket plaza - passengers can unload gear, purchase lift tickets and visit the restrooms while the driver parks the car. On weekends and holidays, 3 passenger shuttles circle between the lower car park and the ticket plaza taking you from your car and back. Seven days a week (weather permitting) the shuttle bus picks up at the backcountry return every half hour. Shuttle trucks are provided by Fugate Ford, the official truck of Crystal Mountain. Saily and overnight ski storage is abvailable at Stor-a-Ski and tuning and repair services available in the repair shop. Portestant and Catholic Church services are available every Sunday in the chapel during the winter season. The nearest major business and shopping centre is Emunclaw which has a wide range of facilities serving locals and visitors. Mt St Helens, which erupted in 1980, is approximately 1hr 45mins drive away with the best views of the crater from the Windy Ridge/Spirit Lake side of the mountain. During the summer, rangers give talks about the eruptions throughout the day and you can see for yourself how the vegetation is very slowly returning.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Crystal Mountain Washington" by any other name

The American resort is also known as and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Crystal Mountain Washington slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Crystal Mountain Washington has slopes facing E.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Crystal Mountain Washington, USA

Crystal Mountain Washington day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Crystal Mountain's Ski and Snowboard School is staffed by professionals who will combine just the right amount of instruction and play with exercise and rest to make your child's experience of skiing or snowboarding one they will enjoy. Ski lessons are provided for children from 4 years up to 11 years while snowboarding is for minimum age 7 up to 11 years. A full day of lessons includes lift ticket, lunch and supervision and a half day of lessons includes a 2 hour lesson, lift ticket and supervision. Lift tickets are not included.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Crystal Mountain Washington Shopping

Crystal Mountain Washington shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

At The Market at Crystal Mountain you'll find all the food essentials including deli selections, baked goods, film, beer, wine and more whileThe Market Espresso serves up steaming hot lattes and gourmet hot dogs. Crystal Mountain Sports offer the latest in ski and snowboard gear and accessories so whether you've lost your gloves or are looking for a special souvenir they can help. Rainier Rides Ski and Snowboard Demo shop is located in the Alpine Inn and stock a quality selection of skis and boards as well as backcountry essentials such as avalanche beacons and they have snowshoe rental too. Stor-A-Ski offer daily or overnight ski and bag storage and they have a tuning and repair service in their repair shop. The nearest major business and shopping centre is Enumclaw with many speciality and retail stores, cultural activities and recreationa facilities. Cultural activities include performing arts series, summer childrens' theatre camp, and historical society. An attractive an informative mural programme depicting Enumclaw history adorns several downtown buildings.

Crystal Mountain Washington value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Crystal Mountain Washington

Crystal Mountain Washington hire shops - overview of all shopping in Crystal Mountain Washington

At The Market at Crystal Mountain you'll find all the food essentials including deli selections, baked goods, film, beer, wine and more whileThe Market Espresso serves up steaming hot lattes and gourmet hot dogs. Crystal Mountain Sports offer the latest in ski and snowboard gear and accessories so whether you've lost your gloves or are looking for a special souvenir they can help. Rainier Rides Ski and Snowboard Demo shop is located in the Alpine Inn and stock a quality selection of skis and boards as well as backcountry essentials such as avalanche beacons and they have snowshoe rental too. Stor-A-Ski offer daily or overnight ski and bag storage and they have a tuning and repair service in their repair shop. The nearest major business and shopping centre is Enumclaw with many speciality and retail stores, cultural activities and recreationa facilities. Cultural activities include performing arts series, summer childrens' theatre camp, and historical society. An attractive an informative mural programme depicting Enumclaw history adorns several downtown buildings.

Crystal Mountain Washington ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Crystal Mountain Washington

Crystal Mountain Washington ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Crystal Mountain Ski School and has ? teachers teaching in English and taking students from a minimum age of 4.comments@skicrystal.com ? 6632265

Crystal Mountain Washington for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Crystal Mountain Washington for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Crystal Mountain Washington for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Crystal Mountain Washington for snowboarding  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Crystal Mountain Washington

Crystal Mountain Washington snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Crystal Mountain Washington: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Crystal Mountain Washington

Crystal Mountain Washington snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Crystal Mountain Washington non skiing facilities also include (Other Facilities in Area).


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