Crystal Mountain, Inc.

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About Crystal Mountain, Inc.

Crystal Mountain is the largest ski resort in Washington State with a total of 2,600 acres and over 50 named runs. Puget Sound skiers and riders flock to the slopes during the winter months, and Crystal also operates the Mt. Rainier Gondola for scenic rides during the summer.

This Northwest jewel, which first opened in 1962, is located on the Northeast corner of Mt. Rainier National park.

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 from the top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola and Summit House restaurant; a place you can enjoy fresh Northwest cuisine and relax and reflect in the majesty of the towering peaks and sweeping views.

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 486 inches of snowfall annually which gives powder enthusiasts plenty to smile about.

We’re closer than you think.
All this can be found in less than 2 hours from Seattle and Bellevue and 1 1/2 hours from Tacoma.

From Seattle:

Drive south on I- 5, take exit 142A to Auburn, follow Hwy 164 to Enumclaw and Hwy 410 east for 33 miles before entering Mount Rainier National Park. Go six miles up Crystal Mountain Boulevard to the resort.
Hwy 410 is closed east of the Crystal Mountain Entrance during the winter.


Base – 4,400 feet
Lower Northway – 3,912 feet
Summit (top of the gondola) – 6,872 feet
Silver King – 7,012 feet
Vertical – 3,100 feet


2,600 Total Acres
2,300 Lift serviced Acres

57 Designated Trails

Advanced/Expert – 35%
Intermediate – 54%
Beginner – 11%

Average Annual Snowfall

486 inches

Lift Capacity

19,588 passengers per hour (19,888 with all 36 gondola cabins)


1 8-passenger gondola
2 high speed six-passenger
2 high speed quads
1 fixed grip quad
2 triple chairs
2 double chairs
1 children’s surface lift

Historic Dates

Earliest opening date: October 1, 2013
Latest closing date: July 16, 2011


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Street33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Postal Code98022
CityCrystal Mountain, WA
Country: USA

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