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by: Nathan Y - 16th February 2021

  • 2
  • 2Beginner
  • 3Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 2Nightlife
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 1Value
big ski area
just about everything else

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been skiing here for about 40 years and it is usually when I haven't been in a while and have forgotten about most of the negatives. The area is pretty big and there is pretty good terrain variance. About half the mountain is intermediate and usually groomed, the rest is upper advanced with some expert. Much of the expert terrain can be closed depending on conditions so don't bank on it. A big issue with the area is much of it has sunny exposure so conditions can change quickly after a dump. One thing I find funny is their annual snowfall claim. Crystal is on the leeward side of mount rainier, close enough for a snowshadow effect. They get less snow than just about every ski area in WA except the eastern wa places. Many years the lower mountain will be very bare until later in the season. Tickets have always been overpriced, and the parking has always been ridiculously lacking. Things are no different now than they were 25yrs ago, get there early or risk being turned away. In my opinion, WA has enough skiing to do where the snow is flying and don't worry about if it is a 'resort'. I have had some great days here, but probably more great days at seemingly lesser places like stevens, mission and the summit.

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  • Chris (12th March 2021)

    I would not recommend going to Crystal mountain. For the price you pay, they don't deliver. They were mask Nazis and even...

  • Nathan Y (16th February 2021)

    been skiing here for about 40 years and it is usually when I haven't been in a while and have forgotten about...

  • dddpsd (2nd February 2021)

    I have been up and down here for 30+ years. Now just awful. As the mountain has become too crowded after alterra...

  • Oscar (20th December 2020)

    I have been skiing at Crystal for about 4+ years now - I keep returning for good views and the mountain. but,...

  • danielreebs (21st November 2020)

    This is my go to resort. Been skiing there for over 50 years. Love the steep and all-terrain. By the way it...

  • bronson_kim (14th March 2020)

    Beginner lift passes and child passes need to be cheaper and afternoon shuttles need to be more frequent pickup and shuttle service...

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