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Crystal Mountain Resort

Parent Category: Attractions
Created: 24 March 2014

Pictures and the video below will take you on a virtual trip around Crystal Mountain Resort. Enjoy the beauty of the resort in summer and winter!

Crystal Mountain Resort Summer 11Contact Information

Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Boulevard, Enumclaw, Washington 98022
Phone: 360-663-2265
Official website: http://www.crystalmountainresort.com/

Mountain Information

·    Base elevation: 4,400 feet
·    Summit elevation (Silver King): 7,012 feet
·    57 downhill trails
·    Longest run: 2.5 miles
·    Winter sports: alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, scenic gondola rides
·    12 lifts: 1 eight-passenger gondola, 2 high-speed six-passenger, 2 high-speed quads, 2 triples, 4 doubles and 1 surface tow
·    International snowsports school

Crystal Mountain Resort Summer 14Amenities

·    Ski and snowboard equipment rental
·    Demo Shop
·    Bootfitting shop
·    Church services
·    Right Angle Sports Shop
·    Mountain Market

 

Food and Beverage Facilities

·    Summit House Restaurant
·    Summit House Express Window
·    Campbell Basin Lodge
·    Cascade Grill
·    Glacier Express
·    Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar
·    Chinook Café
·    Alpine Inn Restaurant
·    The Snorting Elk Cellar & Deli

Overview

Crystal Mountain Resort Winter 11The Crystal Mountain Resort is a wonderful ski resort, which is located in Crystal Mountain. It is also the largest ski resort in Washington State, which offers its visitors breathtaking views of the mountains and perfect skiing conditions. Crystal Mountain is located in the northwest part of famous Mount Rainier National Park, just in 76 miles from Seattle and 64 miles from Tacoma.

Crystal Mountain has perfect skiing conditions not only for experienced skiers, but also for the beginners. Visitors may choose from 57 trails that run across 2,600-acre resort. 11% of the trails are created for beginners, 54% for skiers with intermediate skills and 35% of the trails are dedicated to advanced skiers. Crystal Mountain Resort has 11 lifts that transport visitors.

At an average Crystal Mountain receives 367 inches of snow, but at the same time the resort has special snow-making machines. Crystal Mountain Resort is open all the year round, the winter season is from November to April and the summer season starts in June and finishes in September. Summer season offers quests scenic gondola rides, numerous hiking and biking opportunities, horseback riding and disc golf.

History

Crystal Mountain Resort Winter 15Crystal Mountain’s history goes back to the 1800’s, when prospectors came here when gold was found in the Cascade Mountains. Crystal Mountain was a part of Summit Mining District and mining was the main industry in this region until World War I. The resort was opened in 1962 and already in 1965 the National Alpine Championships were held here. In 1997, the resort was bought by Boyne USA. The company invested more than $25 million in the resort improvements. These improvements have made Crystal Mountain one of the best and most famous winter and summer resorts in Washington as well as on the West Coast.

Crystal Mountain Resort offers its guests numerous and wonderful opportunities for winter and summer recreation and provides stunning views of the Cascades and Mount Rainier. If you are still looking for something else, we recommend visiting Summit House, the highest restaurant in the state. It is located at 6,872 feet. Guests may also enjoy hiking and horseback ring in Mount Rainier National Park as well as playing disc golf at Crystal Mountain.

 

These pictures were taken on August 21, 2013 - March 12, 2014

Map:

In order to get directions, click on the map below

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Pavlo Petryshyn

Information: Marina Petrova

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