Snowshoeing

Experience the beauty of Crystal Mountain on foot! Let our guides take you to explore the secret side of this amazing mountain and off the beaten path. This is a great activity for families and for guests who don’t ski or snowboard, or for those that want a little extra exercise! This year there are two options to choose from, a Guided Saturday Snowshoe Tour & Dinner or a Guided Private Snowshoe Tour. Please read below for details.

Guided Saturday Snowshoe Tour & Dinner

Ready to step into a true winter wonderland? Join us for a snowshoe tour through Crystal Mountain’s beautiful alpine wilderness.

We begin our 2+ hour tour by taking a scenic ride up the Gold Hills chairlift where we start our tour through the majestic alpine forest into the Bullion Basin area. As we wind through the alpine we take a few minutes to take in the beautiful views and fuel up with some snacks and water. Once back in the base area, we make our way to the Bullwheel Restaurant and Bar for a family-style dinner.

2016/2017 Schedule
Tours are offered every Saturday (weather permitting), from January 7, 2017 to March 4th, 2017.
Minimum of 8 guests is needed for tour to run.

Reservations
To inquire about our guided group snowshoe tours or to make a reservation, please email us or call Crystal Mountain Rentals at (360) 663-3040 or stop by the Rental Shop during our normal hours of operation. The minimum age is 11 and guests under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. A credit card is required to confirm reservations. All cancellations must be made no later than 4:30pm on Thursday the week of the tour.

Times

3:15 pm: Check in at the Rental Shop
3:50 pm Depart Rental Shop for the bottom terminal of Gold Hills Chairlift
4 pm: Load the lift together as a group (each chairlift seats three people)
4 – 4:15 pm: Group rides up the chairlift
4:15 – 6:15 pm: Tour to Bullion Basin and back down to the base for dinner
6:15 – 7:30 pm: Bullwheel Dinner

Family-Style Dinner in the Bullwheel
Relax and enjoy a warm meal and a beverage of your choice after a fun afternoon exploring the surrounding alpine of Crystal Mountain.

Suggested Gear
Boots that fit well and offer good ankle support, goggles, gloves, a winter hat, coat, snow pants & headlamp. Creature Comforts if you have them: backpack, gaiters (if big powder days), balaclava. NOTE: all gear subject to guide’s judgment.

Cost
$65 includes complimentary chairlift ride on Gold Hills, snowshoe and pole rental, guided tour and group dinner at the Bullwheel Restaurant.  Food service tax and gratuity included.  Alcoholic beverages not included but they are available for purchase.

*Chairlift and tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. An alternate route or cancellation of the tour will result depending on weather.

Guided Private Snowshoe Tour

Guided snowshoe tours are a great way for you and your friends to explore Crystal Mountain! Climbing up the slopes and into the high alpine of the Crystal Mountain area to get a great view of the whole ski area and the surrounding mountains. Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more if booked in advance.

Reservations
To inquire about our guided group snowshoe tours or to make a reservation, please email us or call Crystal Mountain Rentals at (360) 663-3040 or stop by the Rental Shop during our normal hours of operation. The minimum age is 11 and guests under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. A credit card is required to confirm reservations. All cancellations must be made no later than 4:30pm on Thursday the week of the tour.