As snow covers the mountains and icy winds blow through the trees, ski and snowboard lovers can’t wait to start hitting the slopes. If you’re someone who loves winter activities, then you definitely need to experience the breathtaking vistas and beautiful powder Crystal Mountain offers. Crystal Mountain is Washington State’s largest ski resort with a summit elevation of over 7,000 feet, a vertical drop of over 3,000 feet, 2600 acres of terrain, and over 50 runs for all skill levels. There are 11 lifts, several high-speed chairs, and is Washington’s only scenic gondola. Crystal attracts skiers and snowboarders from around the globe, so grab your gear and get ready to ride these world-class slopes!
Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Experience tailored ski and snowboarding lessons for all ages and skill levels. Improve your skills or learn how to ski or snowboard with Crystal’s expert instructors. There are several types of lessons to choose from to fit age and level. Here’s a list of what is offered:
- Multi Week Programs
- Freeride and Competition Programs
- Adult Multi Week Programs
- Private Lessons
- Adventure Center
- Daily Group Lessons
While skiing or snowboarding is the main attraction, there are also plenty of other activities to enjoy at Crystal Mountain. You can take a scenic snowshoe tour, go on an afternoon Gondola ride, or check our events calendar for your next adventure.
Lodging and Accommodations
There are several lodging options if you’d like to stay by Crystal including, the LOGE Alta, Silver Ski Chalet, or Crystal Chalets. However, would you like to wake up right on the snow? If so, there’s nightly RV parking and camping so you’re steps away from the activities.
Whether you need a break, or are ready to relax after a day on the mountain, Crystal has several dining options for you to choose from, ranging from casual to fine dining.
At the Summit House Restaurant, indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at Washington’s highest-elevation restaurant. Feast above the clouds at 6,872 feet, surrounded by breathtaking views that showcase the beauty of the state. Immerse yourself in a culinary journey with locally sourced, Northwest-inspired dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Campbell Basin Lodge
Immerse yourself in a culinary haven at Campbell Basin Lodge that’s nestled beneath Chair 6. From delicious rice bowls to mouthwatering Greek Gyros to juicy burgers and crispy fries, there is something for every taste bud.
Experience the ultimate post-skiing ambiance at Rafters Smokehouse. Indulge in a mouthwatering array of American BBQ delicacies like Texas-style brisket, Carolina-recipe pulled pork, Alabama smoked chicken-slaw, and smokehouse seasoned fries. Unwind and savor the flavors of an authentic après atmosphere.
Start your day off with a delicious breakfast burrito and coffee at Fireside Cantina, or stop in after your day on the slopes for some mouthwatering tacos. This eatery is located next to Chinook Express.
Crystal Mountain has everything a snow enthusiast could ever want. In addition to the above activities, you can go backcountry skiing and snowboarding. On Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays until 8pm you can go night skiing which is a great way to extend your day on the mountain.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, it’s easy to see why Crystal Mountain is truly a skier and snowboarder’s paradise. You don’t want to miss out on the beauty of the mountain, so get your gear ready! We offer convenient pickup locations by Husky Stadium and at the Tacoma Dome park and ride closest to Rainier. Contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain!