Events Calendar

Fun is our middle name! Here at Washington’s largest winter playground we host fun and exciting events all season long. From on-hill clinics and freeskiing events to après-ski parties and our famous Bikini Downhill, there’s something for everyone. Check out the calendar below and be sure to mark your calendar!

Jun
24
Sat
Crystal Mountain 5K Fun Run @ Crystal Mountain
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to the Crystal Mountain 5k Fun Run!

Registration for the Fun Run will start at 10:00 am. Race starts at 11:00 am.

This Fun Run is a benefit for the Crystal Mountain Firefighter’s Association, please donate if possible!

We would like to thank our AWESOME sponsors for this event, Crystal Mountain Hotels, Crystal Mountain Resort, and the Crystal Mountain Fire Department!

The race is open to people of all ages and even pet friendly! Four legged friends must be on a leash! All participants must be registered and must sign a release form.

The race starts in the base area plaza and goes down Crystal Mountain Blvd, then back up the Blvd., returning to the plaza for prizes. 

This is a tough track due to the uphill portions. We ask you to be cautious while running on the road. Watch out for cars and be aware of rocks and gravel on the route. Be courteous of all participants, running, jogging or walking. DO NOT run people over in the plaza!


Water is available for runners in the plaza, and at the half way mark (turn around point)
Prizes are available for the male and female winners of the race!


For more information, please call Crystal Mountain Hotels at 360.663.2262 or email, reservations@crystalhotels.com

Jul
2
Sun
WAG-n’-HIKE 2017 @ Crystal Mountain
Jul 2 all-day

Join us for a fun day spent in the mountains with your favorite K9 hiking buddy! $1 from each Mt. Rainier Gondola ticket sold will be donated to the Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society on July 2nd!

So, load up the car, grab some dog treats and head to the mountain for a scenic gondola ride with your fur baby in support of the Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society! Dogs are allowed on the Mt. Rainier Gondola for free, leashes required. 

DATE: July 2, 2017

TIME: 11 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

COST: FREE (Mt. Rainier Gondola Ticket required to ride the gondola. Dogs ride for free!) 

*Must purchase a Mt. Rainier Gondola Ticket to access the Gondola. (Purchase at the ticket window upon arrival)

** Dogs ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola for free

The Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society is located on Center Street in Tacoma and was founded in 1888 by a group of locals from Tacoma. To this day, The Humane Society shelters more than 12,000 animals every year, maintains more than a dozen Humane Programs, and is at the forefront of progressive animal welfare. 

To learn more about how donations will benefit the Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society, please visit their website.

Jul
14
Fri
Crystal Mountain Yoga Retreat @ Crystal Mountain
Jul 14 all-day

Crystal Mountain Yoga Retreat

July 14, 2017

Join us for a day of meditation, yoga practice, hiking and wine tasting in the beautiful alpine!The fresh mountain air and beautiful surroundings make a perfect sanctuary for your body, mind and spirit. Jennifer Rudnick, a local skier and yoga instructor will be leading the retreat. The day will be complete with two yoga practice sessions, morning meditation, hiking and a wine tasting at the Snorting Elk Cellar. The retreat is limited to 25 participants, so don’t wait to sign up!

Schedule:

8 a.m. Morning Meditation

8:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet ( Fresh fruit tray, plain and flavored yogurt, granola and steal cut oatmeal, coffee, juices and tea)

9:30 a.m. Morning Yoga Practice 

11 a.m. Pick up lunches, eat before, during or after hike. (Sandwich with your choice of meat (There is a vegetarian option), veggies, house baked cookie, bag of chips and bottled water or soda)

11:15a.m. – 2:45p.m. Hike to the summit via Silver Creek Trail and The Crystal Mountain Trail.

3 p.m. Summit Yoga Practice

4:30 p.m. Download on the Mt. Rainier Gondola

5 p.m. Wine Flight Tasting at the Snorting Elk Cellar

Cost – $80

What’s included?

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Boxed Lunch
  • Wine Flight Tasting
  • Gondola (download)
  • Two guided yoga practices
  • One guided meditation session
  • Guided hike to the summit

What to Bring

  • Yoga mat
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack (for hiking)
  • Hiking shoes

Register

To register for this event, please email or call Brianna Stoutenburgh at 360-663-3015.

Stay The Night

Crystal Hotels is offering all yoga retreat participants a discount to stay the night! Please visit the website and enter code YOGA to receive the discount!

Jul
23
Sun
Crystal Mountain Trail Clean Up @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Time to put the annual Crystal Mountain Summer Clean-up on your calendar! This is a great opportunity to help clean up the slopes we ski all winter long and even rack up some volunteer hours!
 
Volunteers will meet at 10:00a.m. at the bottom of the Mt. Rainier Gondola. Crystal Mountain will
supply trash bags for each group and a ride to the summit. At the summit the Clean Up leader, Holden Withington will discuss which areas need to be covered during the day and places where trash bags can be dropped off on the way down.
 
Volunteers will reconvene at the base lodge at 3:00p.m. to compare treasures and enjoy a BBQ hosted by Crystal Mountain.
 
All you need to bring are the usual items for a day on the mountain in late July. Sunscreen, water, bug repellant and rain gear. Dogs on leashes are welcome!
 
This event is open to everyone who enjoys the mountains and wants to help keep them clean. It’s amazing how much trash we collect each year proving the importance of this annual event. If you’d like to join us, please RSVP by July 16th to Brianna Stoutenburgh at bstoutenburgh@skicrystal.com or by phone at 360-663-3011.
Aug
10
Thu
SheJumps – Wild Skills Adventure @ Crystal Mountain
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join SheJumps for a Wild Skills Adventure at Crystal Mountain Resort on Thursday, August 10th! This event is for girls ages 6-18 and their chaperones.

SheJumps’ Wild Skills Adventures are open community events where parents/chaperones participate with the girls. Throughout the adventure, girls are introduced to a range of outdoor skills which include first aid, navigation, leave no trace, 10 essentials, shelter building and more.

SheJumps strives to engage all generations in the sharing of knowledge and understanding. Connecting experience, energy and love for our natural places with the technical and survival skills girls need to get out and adventure.

 

 

Schedule for the Day:

The event start is a rolling one – where groups can show up as they want between 9 am – 11 am and move through the stations until they close at 3 pm.

On the day of the event, you’ll register and get your specialized Wild Skills Adventure map which will guide you throughout the event. You start the day at the Crystal Mountain base area with a lesson in Leave No Trace principles and a ‘gear check’ to make sure you brought your 10 Essentials.

From there you’ll board the Crystal Mountain scenic gondola which takes you over wildflower meadows and climbs up 2,000 feet to the summit where you can enjoy views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range.

From the summit, you’ll wind down the Crystal Mountain trail to different Adventure Stations set up throughout your journey. At each station, you’ll learn something new, have a challenge to figure out or get a treat. The Adventure Stations will allow girls to put to practice areas of our Wild Skills curriculum including shelter building, navigation, first aid, sound mapping and more.

Once you’ve completed the task at the station you’ll get a stamp and move along to the next. At the end of the hike, you’ll turn in your Adventure Map for a chance to win prizes.

At the end of the hike, we’ll have a Wrap Party with games, music, food for purchase and a chance drawing.

Timeline:

  • 9:30 am Registration Opens
  • 10 am Gondola rides start & Adventure Stations open
  • 2 pm Wrap Party at Base Area opens
  • 4 pm Chance Drawing winners pulled

About the Hike:

SUMMIT TO BASE AREA (CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN TO SILVER CREEK TRAIL) 4.8 miles, 3 hrs. Ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola to the summit, walk the service road towards the Green Valley chairlift, take a sharp left just before the chairlift on the switchback heading south below the gondola. The Crystal Mountain trail starts below Powder Bowl. Meander through ski runs, alpine lakes and an old mining area called Jim Town. One you reach Henskin Lake, you will continue onto the Silver Creek trail back to the base area.

What to bring:

  • 10 Essentials
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sack lunch

Helpful Tips:

  • Wear comfortable footwear with good traction
  • Bring layers (It can get cold in the shade even on hot days)
  • Wear Sunscreen

You will have the opportunity to purchase SheJumps merchandise and our Wild Skills Journals at registration and the Wrap Party at the end of the event.

Volunteer:

Sign up to volunteer for this event here:https://goo.gl/forms/ivld07bgSgsBNNLZ2

Station Sponsors:

Interested in sponsoring a station? Contact Christy Pelland at cpelland@shejumps.org

Scholarships:

If you are unable to afford the cost of the ticket, you can apply for a scholarship. Please contact cpelland@shejumps.org for more information.

Aug
11
Fri
Perseid Meteor Shower Viewings @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm

Photography: Ian McRae (long exposure). Location: top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola

Join us for two special evenings with the stars! Simply bring up a camping chair, a warm blanket and kick back along the ridge to watch the spectacular celestial display.  This event is weather permitting so please check with us before heading up for the night.  We will continue to update this page.

If weather doesn’t allow for viewing the event may be cancelled, and normal gondola hours would take effect.  Your ticket will be valid to use anytime before the end of the summer season, September 17, 2017.

 

Friday, August 11 – Family Viewing

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON – PLEASE CHECK BACK

Join us for a family friendly night at the top of the mountain for a spectacular display.  There will be a guest astronomer with high powered telescopes for viewing and educational experiences.  The gondola will close to the public at 7:00pm, after that you must have a Perseid Meteor Shower ticket to upload. Tickets will be available for purchase online in advance and will be limited.  Camping chairs and small coolers are allowed, no BBQ’s or folding tables.  Dogs are also not allowed.  Remember to dress warmly and bring extra layers – you’ll be at almost 7,000 feet.  Once at the top you’ll need to find a spot along the ridge and get cozy.  The sun is scheduled to set at 8:25 p.m. so that ‘s a good time to at the top and settled in by.   Watch as the sun sets over Mt. Rainier which is a spectacular sight then turn your attention upwards and watch as starts begin to shoot across sky.  As the sky gets darker the stars will be more visible.

  • Location: Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola
  • Price: Gondola ticket required! Adults 13-64 $23, Youths 4-12 $12, Seniors 65+ $18, Children 0-3 Free
  • Time: Last upload on the gondola is 9:30pm and the last download will be 12:30am.
  • The Summit House Restaurant and Patio will remain open for walk-ins for food and beverages until 10:30pm, space is limited.
  • Quiet time is from 10pm-12pm – no music, loud voices or other distractions.  This will be strictly enforced.
  • The RDL Gift Shop will be open for snacks and souvenirs

 

Saturday, August 12 – Star Party

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON – PLEASE CHECK BACK

Join us at the top of the mountain for a gathering with the stars.  The gondola will close to the public at 7:00pm, after that you must have a Perseid Meteor Shower ticket to upload. Tickets will be available for purchase online in advance and will be limited.  Camp chairs and small coolers are allowed, no BBQ’s or folding tables.  Dogs are also not allowed.  Remember to dress warmly and bring extra layers – you’ll be at almost 7,000 feet.  Once at the top you’ll need to find a spot along the ridge and get cozy.  The sun is scheduled to set at 8:25 p.m. so that ‘s a good time to at the top and settled in by.  Watch as the sun sets over Mt. Rainier which is a spectacular sight then turn your attention upwards and watch as starts begin to shoot across sky.  As the sky gets darker the stars will be more visible.

  • Location: Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola
  • Price: Gondola ticket required! Adults 13-64 $23, Youths 4-12 $12, Seniors 65+ $18, Children 0-3 Free
  • Time: Last upload on the gondola is 9:30pm and the last download will be 12:30am.
  • The Summit House Restaurant and Patio will remain open for walk-ins until 10:30pm, space is limited.
  • Quiet time from 10pm-12pm – no loud music, loud voices or other distractions. 
  • The RDL Gift Shop will be open for snacks and souvenirs

 

Aug
12
Sat
Perseid Meteor Shower Viewings @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

Photography: Ian McRae (long exposure). Location: top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola

Join us for two special evenings with the stars! Simply bring up a camping chair, a warm blanket and kick back along the ridge to watch the spectacular celestial display.  This event is weather permitting so please check with us before heading up for the night.  We will continue to update this page.

If weather doesn’t allow for viewing the event may be cancelled, and normal gondola hours would take effect.  Your ticket will be valid to use anytime before the end of the summer season, September 17, 2017.

 

Friday, August 11 – Family Viewing

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON – PLEASE CHECK BACK

Join us for a family friendly night at the top of the mountain for a spectacular display.  There will be a guest astronomer with high powered telescopes for viewing and educational experiences.  The gondola will close to the public at 7:00pm, after that you must have a Perseid Meteor Shower ticket to upload. Tickets will be available for purchase online in advance and will be limited.  Camping chairs and small coolers are allowed, no BBQ’s or folding tables.  Dogs are also not allowed.  Remember to dress warmly and bring extra layers – you’ll be at almost 7,000 feet.  Once at the top you’ll need to find a spot along the ridge and get cozy.  The sun is scheduled to set at 8:25 p.m. so that ‘s a good time to at the top and settled in by.   Watch as the sun sets over Mt. Rainier which is a spectacular sight then turn your attention upwards and watch as starts begin to shoot across sky.  As the sky gets darker the stars will be more visible.

  • Location: Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola
  • Price: Gondola ticket required! Adults 13-64 $23, Youths 4-12 $12, Seniors 65+ $18, Children 0-3 Free
  • Time: Last upload on the gondola is 9:30pm and the last download will be 12:30am.
  • The Summit House Restaurant and Patio will remain open for walk-ins for food and beverages until 10:30pm, space is limited.
  • Quiet time is from 10pm-12pm – no music, loud voices or other distractions.  This will be strictly enforced.
  • The RDL Gift Shop will be open for snacks and souvenirs

 

Saturday, August 12 – Star Party

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON – PLEASE CHECK BACK

Join us at the top of the mountain for a gathering with the stars.  The gondola will close to the public at 7:00pm, after that you must have a Perseid Meteor Shower ticket to upload. Tickets will be available for purchase online in advance and will be limited.  Camp chairs and small coolers are allowed, no BBQ’s or folding tables.  Dogs are also not allowed.  Remember to dress warmly and bring extra layers – you’ll be at almost 7,000 feet.  Once at the top you’ll need to find a spot along the ridge and get cozy.  The sun is scheduled to set at 8:25 p.m. so that ‘s a good time to at the top and settled in by.  Watch as the sun sets over Mt. Rainier which is a spectacular sight then turn your attention upwards and watch as starts begin to shoot across sky.  As the sky gets darker the stars will be more visible.

  • Location: Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola
  • Price: Gondola ticket required! Adults 13-64 $23, Youths 4-12 $12, Seniors 65+ $18, Children 0-3 Free
  • Time: Last upload on the gondola is 9:30pm and the last download will be 12:30am.
  • The Summit House Restaurant and Patio will remain open for walk-ins until 10:30pm, space is limited.
  • Quiet time from 10pm-12pm – no loud music, loud voices or other distractions. 
  • The RDL Gift Shop will be open for snacks and souvenirs

 

Aug
18
Fri
Ragnar Trail | Rainier, WA @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day

Ragnar poster. people sitting around a fire.Ragnar Trail Relays presented by Salomon is heading back to the Evergreen State! Our new venue (which will replace Ragnar Trail Cascades), is located at Crystal Mountain, less than two hours from Seattle. Dubbed Ragnar Trail Rainier-WA, this race features views of mountain lakes, Mt. Rainier and fresh-scented evergreen trees. Grab your team of 8 runners (or ultra-team of 4 runners), and get ready for an unforgettable overnight trail running relay. Not sure how it works? Teams start Friday, and run relay-style, on three different trails, or “loops,” through the night, and into Saturday, until each member has completed all three loops. When you’re not running you’ll enjoy the party-vibe at Ragnar Village, roast s’mores, camp under billions of stars, sleep (maybe), and wait for your turn to run again, and again. Ragnar Trail Relays are like summer camp for adults, with lots of trail running, and no curfew. Mark your running calendar for Aug. 18 -19, we’ll see you at Crystal Mountain!

More info can be found at: https://www.runragnar.com/event-detail/trail/rainier

We’ll see you on the trails this August!