The Ski Resort
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 new 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.
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.
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 10 chairlifts and a gondola ensure you’ll spend less time resting and more time enjoying the slopes.
From ethnic dishes at the mid-mountain Campbell Basin Lodge to gourmet Northwest cuisine at the Summit House Restaurant to delicious pub fare at the Bullwheel, you won’t go hungry. Don’t want to sit down? Grab a burger or slice of pizza at the Cascade Grill, or a light snack from Glacier Express Window and new Chinook Café which also offers espresso.
All this can be found in less than 2 hours from Seattle and Bellevue and 1 1/2 hours from Tacoma.