Surface Condition: Primary: Machine Groomed Secondary: Variable

Primary On-Piste Surface Condition

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Hard Packed
Packed Powder
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Primary Off-Piste Surface Condition

Primary Off-Piste Surface Condition
Wet Packed
Hard Packed
Packed Powder
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Groomed Trails

typeNameStatusHoursSpecial Notices
liftGondola59 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Chinook Express59 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Forest Queen59 a.m. to 4 p.m.
liftDiscovery59 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Quicksilver29 a.m. to 4 p.m.Open Sat & Sun
liftChair 659 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
liftRainier Express59 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
liftGreen Valley59 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
liftNorthway59 a.m. to 3 p.m.Open Wed-Sun
liftGold Hills29 a.m. to 4 p.m.Closed for the Season
Magic Carpet59 a.m. to 4 p.m.
liftSouthback59 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
liftSasquatch Park59 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1 2Queen’s Run21
1Broadway 21
1Discovery Meadow21
1Lower Arwine's21
1Snow Garden 21
2Berry Patch21
2Bill's Face21
2Exterminator Ridge 21
2Lower Gandy’s Run 21
2Gold Hills22
2Kelly’s Gap Road21
2Little Magoo21
2Little Shot21
2Lower Chappelle’s 41
2Lower Green Valley21
2Lower Grubstake Left21
2Lower Grubstake Right21
2Lucky Shot41
2Mel’s Left21
2Mel’s Right21
2Mr. Magoo 21
2Powder Pass21
2Pro Course 41
2Rolling Knolls21
2Snorting Elk41
2Snorting Elk Traverse21
2Stump Farm21
2Upper Arwine’s21
2Upper Chappelle’s21
2Upper Ferk’s21
2Upper Gandy's21
2Upper Green Valley41
2Wally’s Way21
3Blazing Elk21
3Boondoggle 41
3Deer Fly21
3Lower Ferk’s41
3Lower Otto Bahn21
3Middle Ferk’s41
3Right Angle Ridge21
3Sled Face41
3Upper Otto Bahn21
3Upper Sluiceway21
3West Face41
4Bull Run21
4The Plunge21

Tips Up

(03/23/17 3:30 p.m.) Today turned out to be a beautiful spring day with sunshine and rippin' groomers! The forecast is calling for 3-5 inches of snow to fall in the next 24 hours with cold temps. Stay tuned for updates as the storm rolls through. Season passes are available now at Guest Services! Buy your pass early to get the best deal and use it the rest of this season, now that's instant gratification! Unlimited Season Pass rates have dropped for 2017-2018, and we've added Fridays back to the Off-Peak Pass. Season passes have never looked so good! We're also offering college students 50% off lift tickets Monday thru Friday now until March 31st, so hit the slopes with your spring break squad for only $37 (must have a valid college student ID or transcript to qualify). Be sure to check out the Retail Sale happening now. Save 40% on jackets, pants, skis and bindings at Right Angle Sports. Get 40% off ski boots and 50% off ZipFit boot liners at Bootworks. Demo skis will go on sale Friday, March 24th. Try next years skis and snowboards at the Sturtevants Spring Fling Demo happening on Saturday, March 25th. Get your tickets this week for Dirt Bag Ball. The biggest party of the season is taking place Saturday night at the Bullwheel and you won't want to miss it. Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are available at Ski Patrol so stop by to grab yours before they sell out. We are scheduled to operate daily until April 23rd (conditions permitting) so don't even think about putting your winter gear away yet! Lifts are scheduled to open at 9 a.m. but have opened 15-30 minutes early for 120 consecutive days which is pretty sweet, so plan accordingly. We'll see you on the slopes!

Mark Your Calendar

Crystal Mountain FWQ4* Freeride Event & Silver King Northern Hemisphere Championships Sponsored by Sierra Nevada @ Crystal Mountain, WA
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day

Freeride World Qualifier 2017 – 4* & Silver King Northern Hemisphere Championships 2017

Crystal Mountain Resort will host an International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association (IFSA) sanctioned FWQ 4 Star freeride competition. Freeriders are scored based on line choice, fluidity, technique, control, and style as they navigate through natural terrain featuring trees, steeps, cliffs, chutes, drops and gullies where they are rewarded for using the features creatively. Showcasing their skills in Crystal’s most challenging terrain, these athletes are redefining the sport of Freeride.



Wednesday, March 22 rego/inspection 8-4pm

The King and Northway Peak / 4 pm Meeting; Day One Event Schedule- Venues, Safety, Welcome

Thursday, March 23 Day One Comp Northway Peak: Snowboarders (Male and Female)

7:15am Rego.  Opens

7:30 – 8:15am Athlete Meeting

8:15 Athlete Load Gondi.

8:30 – 9:15am Inspection?

9:30am Start of Day One (Snowboard Qualifier)

4:00pm Meeting, Day One Results/Day Two Schedule

Friday, March 24 Day Two Comp Northway Peak: Skiers (Male/Female)

7:15am rego opens

7:30 – 8:15am Athlete Meeting

8:15am Athlete Load Gondi.

8:30 – 9:15am Inspection?

9:30am Start of Day Two (Skiers Qualifier)

4:00pm Meeting; Day Two Results/ Day Three Schedule

Saturday March 25 Final/The King: Skiers and Snowboarders (Male/Female)

7:15am Rego. Opens

7:30 – 8:15am athlete meeting

8:15am  athlete loads Gondi.

8:30 – 9:15am inspection?

9:30am Start of Day Three (Finals Ski/SB)

5:00pm Awards/Celebration

Venue Pictures:



Sturtevant’s Spring Fling Demo Day 2017 @ East Peak Plaza @ Crystal Mountain
Mar 25 all-day

Sturtevants event posterCheck out next year’s gear at the biggest demo of the season. Over 15 ski and snowboard manufacturers will be setup outside of the Mountain Shop with their new lines available to test. Like what you try? Pre-order and save!

Demo Price: $20 tax deductible donation to PNSEF (Pacific Northwest Ski Education Foundation). Registration will begin at 8am in the base lodge
Time: 9am-3pm (all demos must be back no later than 2:45pm)

These are expert level skis (no poles or boots). Skis must be switched out every two runs in order to test as many as you want and so everyone can have a turn testing.

List of Manufacturers from 2016 were: Arbor, Armada, Atomic, Blizzard. Dynastar, Head, K2, Kastle, Line, Marker, Nordica, Rossignol Skis & Snowboards, Rome, Salomon, Swix, Volkl.

Contact Kirk McEwan with questions or Andrea

16th Annual Dirt Bag Ball @ Bullwheel Bar
Mar 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Photo: Tux Tuxbery

Get your party shoes on! This is the biggest bash of the year benefiting the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol Avalanche Dog program.  The event is complete with drinks, DJ, photo booth, dancing and royalty!  Who will be this year’s Dirt Bag King and Queen?

Theme: Pirates, Hags and Scallywags
Time: 8:30pm-12:00am (last call 11:30pm)
Location: The Bullwheel
Cost: $25.00 (tickets go on sale March 1st at Ski Patrol)
Raffle tickets: $5.00

Email with questions. Purchase tickets from ski patrol or by emailing Lisa.

The Bullwheel will close at 6pm to the public with the last seating at 4:30pm.

Crystal Mountain Pro Patroller Reunion 2017 @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day
The first ever gathering of Crystal Mountain Pro Patrollers from 1962 to today. This three day event will include open-to-close ski days, Auger night at the Snorting Elk, Saturday Lunch on the Mountain and awards Banquet in the Base Lodge, and a farewell BBQ in B-Lot on Sunday.
Were you a Pro at Crystal or know someone who was?  Contact the organizers by mid-March to qualify for all the goodies.
Sponsored by Crystal Mountain, Fremont Brewing, Seattle Cider Co. and Two Beers Brewing.
Dynafit Nachtspektakel 2017 @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Skin/climb up from the base area and enjoy dinner at the Summit House. $60 registration fee includes dinner at the Summit House with tax and gratuity plus a portion of the proceeds go to NWAC. Raffle prizes for NWAC donation.

All participants must have a headlamp and ski/ride down after dinner. AT demo skis are limited. It is based off first-come first-serve. Please bring your own, borrow or rent AT skis/boards in town to participate in this event. Please send in the registration/sign up sheet by March 25th.

The gondola will NOT be operating after hours for this event.

3:00 p.m.: Check-in at the Mountain Shop
3:30 p.m.: Start time for the “full tour” from the base
3:59 p.m.: Last chair to mid-mountain for a moderate tour (must have a day lift ticket to get on Chinook Express lift or purchase a $10 one-ride Chinook Express lift ticket with registration).
5:00/5:30 p.m.: Summit House arrival/dinner
8-9:00 p.m.: ski down to base under the moon (must have headlamp)

Registration Form:

Please print and fill out. Then mail, email or fax back to us! Info on the sheet.



Military Appreciation Day @ Crystal Mountain
Apr 9 all-day

militaryCrystal Mountain would like to thank all our service men and women for all their hard work and service to our country!

Bring your valid Military or Department of Defense ID card and please join us for half price military lift tickets.

Purchase a half price lift  ticket at any ticket window with your valid ID card. 


Visit our Military Page for more information on ticket, lesson, rental and lodging discounts. 

Our partners at Alta Crystal Resort are offering some great Military Discounts.

The Last Ditch Effort Banked Slalom presented by Smartwool @ Crystal Mountain
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The first ever banked slalom to Crystal Mountain is finally here! Introducing, The Last Ditch Effort Banked Slalom presented by Smartwool! Inspired and directed by Crystal Mountain Ambassador Blair Habenicht, this banked slalom is a salute to the 2016-17 winter season and the last banked slalom before the Rat Race Banked Slalom at Mt. Hood in July. On Friday April 14th head out on the slopes for a day full of slushy berms and good times with the snowboard community. Better yet, we are introducing a snowskate division! 


8 – 9:30a.m.: Registration/Competitor Bib and ticket pick-up in Day Lodge
9:30a.m.: Start order will be announced in Day Lodge
10:00a.m.: Race Begins
3:00p.m.: Race Ends
4:30p.m.: Awards in Day Lodge/Sundeck (TBD)

Race Categories:

  • Mens Pro (18 – 44)
  • Mens Am (18 – 44)
  • Womens Pro (18 – 44)
  • Womens Am (18 – 44) 
  • Young Men (11-17)
  • Young Women (11-17)
  • Mens Older Am (45+)
  • Womens Older Am (45+)
  • Groms (7 – 10)
  • Snowskate Open (All ages, men and women)

Race Format/Info:

  • One racer at a time
  • 20+ turns
  • Competitors can enter a snowboard division and the snowskate division but must pay two entry fees
  • Two timed runs per competitor

Race Venue:

To be announced! 

Registration Info:

Registration will be $35. If you need a lift ticket for the day of the event and register ahead of time online, lift tickets can be pre-purchased with rego for an additional $35. If you plan to register the day of, lift tickets will be an additional $5, making it $40 for a lift ticket. You must be registered to compete to purchase a discounted event lift ticket. The grom division $35 registration fee includes a lift ticket.

Registration (no ticket): $35

Registration + Lift Ticket (online): $35 + $35 = $70

Registration + Lift Ticket (Day Of Event): $35 + $40 = $75

Registration will close on April 12th, 2017.

Register Now



1st Annual Mike Brooks Memorial Bobbleheads & Brews @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Picture of mike smilingMike Brooks was on his way to work when he was killed by an impaired driver on June 7, 2016. Mike left behind a wife (Rachael), a son (McCoy age 10), and a daughter (Finley, age 8). One of the nicest people you will ever meet, Mike was an avid sports fan and an encyclopedia of trivia knowledge.

In addition to his family, Mike loved the outdoors. Whether it was hiking, camping, running, biking, or skiing, Mike loved being active and being outside. Through his work in the ski industry Mike learned of the Outdoors for All Foundation, and worked with them to provide an outlet for people to enjoy the outdoors.

Founded in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest, Outdoors for All delivers adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities. Outdoors for All enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities by helping them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Outdoors for All programs include: snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, yoga, kayaking, day camps, rock-climbing, and camping.

It is in this spirit that friends and family members of Mike have chosen to host a memorial event in Mike’s honor at Crystal Mountain on April 15.

Join us for a fun day on the slopes as we remember Mike Brooks and support a cause that was dear to him. Friends and family invite you to participate in a scavenger hunt for prizes, beer tasting, silent auction and raffle.

Register online:

Easter Sunrise Service @ Mt. Rainier Viewpoint, ridgeline between Gondola & Green Valley
Apr 16 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am

sunrise_serviceWatching the sun rise over the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range will take your breath away. Catch an early ride up to the summit for a Sunrise Easter Service and watch the beauty unfold during an inter-denominational service.

5:45 a.m. – 6:15 a.m.: Ticket windows will be open for scenic tickets sales*
6:00 a.m. – 6:20 a.m. (sharp): Upload the Mt. Rainier Gondola
6:35 a.m. – Sunrise service begins on the ridge just north of the gondola.
6:55 a.m. – Sunrise
Download begins as soon as service is over**

NO SUMMIT HOUSE SHELTER AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. Access to summit restrooms are available. Head straight to the outdoor location from the top gondola terminal for the service. Service location will be held just down the ridge/stairs from the gondola terminal. Appropriate footwear and additional layers highly recommended. No reservations needed.
*No skis or boards allowed to upload this year.
**All guests (skiers, boarders & scenic guests) must download via the gondola immediately after the service.
Lifts open at 9:00 a.m. for skiing and riding to begin. Regular scenic or ski lift ticket rates apply.

Easter Specials at the Summit House
Skiing Easter Bunny
– catch him if you can… The Easter Bunny will be shredding up the slopes with pockets full of candy.
Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Alpine Inn starting at 12:30 p.m. for children 10 and under. Parents- please bring 12 candy filled eggs to the Alpine Inn by 11am.

Elysian Superfuzz Bikini Downhill 2017 @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Apr 22 all-day


The 6th annual bare skinned bonanza will take place on Gold Hills Saturday, April 22nd!

Men dropping into the bikini downhill raceSkin to win! All ladies must wear either a bikini or one-piece bathing suit (skirts and shorts allowed but no more than a 4″ inseam) and guys must wear speedos or board shorts. Dress like you’re going to be beach! No underwear (boxers, briefs, bras, etc.) allowed.

12998307_10153514952725233_3287224483936920521_oAges: 18 and over
Men’s ski & snowboard heats
Women’s ski & snowboard heats
There will be heats of 5 and the fastest from each heat will advance to the super finals!

1st place in each category wins a 2017/2018 Season Pass ($1,200 value)!
Registration is $30 CASH ONLY PLEASE and includes a limited edition Bikini Downhill t-shirt (100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Crystal Mountain Fire Department)

Registration will open in early April. Stay tuned.

Registration is limited to the first 25 in each category (must register in person): Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard

8:30 – 10:00am Registration at the Bullwheel (all competitors must check-in at registration)
2:00 pm Race on Gold Hills
4:00 pm Awards & Live Music by Dancehall Days on the Sundeck
5:00 pm After-Party at the Bullwheel