Surface Condition: Primary: Machine Groomed Secondary: Hard Packed

Primary On-Piste Surface Condition

Primary On-Piste Surface Condition
Spring
Wet Packed
Hard Packed
Powder
Packed Powder
Variable
Skier Packed
Heavy Snow
xMachine Groomed

Primary Off-Piste Surface Condition

Primary Off-Piste Surface Condition
Spring
Wet Packed
xHard Packed
Powder
Packed Powder
Variable
Skier Packed
Heavy Snow
Machine Groomed
Surface Conditions PDF
TOP
6,830'
0”
OVERNIGHT
0”
24 HOURS
0”
48 HOURS
0”
SNOW DEPTH
62˚
TEMP
BOTTOM
4,570’
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OVERNIGHT
0”
24 HOURS
0”
48 HOURS
0”
SNOW DEPTH

TEMP

Weather

sunny

Sunny

Mountain Status

Groomed Trails

typeNameStatusHoursSpecial Notices
liftGondola1Sun-Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
lift
Chinook Express29 a.m. to 4 p.m.
lift
Forest Queen29 a.m. to 4 p.m.
liftDiscovery29 a.m. to 4 p.m.
lift
Quicksilver29 a.m. to 4 p.m.
liftChair 629 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
liftRainier Express29 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
liftGreen Valley29 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
liftNorthway29 a.m. to 3 p.m.
liftGold Hills29 a.m. to 4 p.m.
lift
Magic Carpet29 a.m. to 4 p.m.
liftSouthback29 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
liftSasquatch Park29 a.m. to 4 p.m.
typeRunGroomedStatus
1 2Queen’s Run21
1Broadway 21
1Discovery Meadow21
1Lower Arwine's21
1Quicksilver21
1Snow Garden 21
1Tinkerbell21
2Berry Patch21
2Bill's Face21
2Buck21
2Downhill21
2Exterminator Ridge 21
2Lower Gandy’s Run 21
2Gold Hills22
2Howeird21
2Huckleberry21
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
2Sheppard21
2Sideburn21
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
3Paradise21
3Blazing Elk21
3Boondoggle 41
3Deer Fly21
3Lower Ferk’s41
3Northway22
3Lower Otto Bahn22
3Middle Ferk’s41
3Right Angle Ridge21
3Sluiceway21
3Sled Face41
3Upper Otto Bahn21
3Upper Sluiceway21
3West Face41
4Bull Run21
4The Plunge21

Tips Up

The Mt. Rainier Gondola and Summit House Restaurant are open daily through September 17th! Join us for a fun day in the mountains. Go for a hike, play disc golf, go horseback riding, take a scenic ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola, dine at the Summit House or simply kick back and enjoy the views! Guided Interpretive Walks are offered Fri-Sun at 11am and 1pm starting at the top of the gondola. Seasons change but your destination doesn't have to!

Mark Your Calendar

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 – SOLD OUT @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm

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

These events are SOLD OUT. Tickets are non-refundable for these events and we will not be selling anymore event tickets. If you missed out on getting tickets to this event we suggest you visit the Mt. Rainier National Park for viewing of the meteor shower. We will be open for regular operations on these days, but all general public must download by 5:30p.m. on Friday the 11th and by 8:30p.m. on Saturday the 12th. 

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 – SOLD OUT

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 – SOLD OUT

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 – SOLD OUT @ Crystal Mountain Resort
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

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

These events are SOLD OUT. Tickets are non-refundable for these events and we will not be selling anymore event tickets. If you missed out on getting tickets to this event we suggest you visit the Mt. Rainier National Park for viewing of the meteor shower. We will be open for regular operations on these days, but all general public must download by 5:30p.m. on Friday the 11th and by 8:30p.m. on Saturday the 12th. 

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 – SOLD OUT

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 – SOLD OUT

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!

 

Aug
21
Mon
Solar Eclipse Viewing – SOLD OUT
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Solar Eclipse Viewing – SOLD OUT

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Regular Mt. Rainier Gondola operations will begin at 10a.m. on August 21st. Tickets for this event are non-refundable and we will not be selling anymore tickets for the early upload on the gondola for this event.

We are very excited to announce a special viewing from the top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola (elevation 6,872 feet) for the Great American Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur and Crystal Mountain Resort is in the path of 90% totality. It has been almost 40 years since the last total solar eclipse crossed North America.

Mt. Rainier Scenic Gondola Ride – August 21, 2017

We will open the Gondola at 8:00 a.m. for those who purchased tickets in advance.  There will be a limited number of scenic gondola tickets available for purchase. Tickets are nonrefundable. Guests will be able to ride the gondola down to the base area after the eclipe. 

Solar Eclipse Gondola Ticket Rates: (includes safe viewing glasses)
Adult Lift Ticket $23
Youth $12
Senior $18
Children (0-3) Free

 
  • The Mt. Rainier Gondola will open at 8:00am for uploading and operate until 5:00pm.
  • 8 guests per gondola
  • A small backpack is permitted.  We recommend that you bring sunscreen, water, snacks, and warm clothing or a jacket.  Temperatures at the summit often dip into the 50’s or lower depending on the weather system.
  • Crystal Mountain Resort is not responsible for inclement weather.  On occasion, lightning and wind may cause delays and cause closures in operation. Weather is a risk and tickets are non-refundable. 
  • In the event of a mechanical issue, your ticket will be valid for another day this summer.
  • Before you depart the summit, please remember to pack out what you pack in, and pick up any garbage. Please be respectful of the mountain and surrounding wildlife.
  • Tickets cannot be resold, bartered or traded.

Breakfast at the Summit House Restaurant: 

The Summit House Restaurant will be offering a breakfast buffet and continental breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for all those attending the Solar Eclipse viewing!
Prices:
$13.99 for full buffet
$6.99 for continental
$6.99 for kids full
$3.99 continental kids

Fun facts about the 2017 Solar Eclipse

  • Only certain destinations will reach total darkness
  • Total darkness in Madras, Oregon will last approximately 2 minutes
  • Total solar eclipses are rare
  • A solar eclipse happens at New Moon
  • This is the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years
  • Next total eclipse won’t happen until 2024

Solar Eclipse Safety

  • Proper eye protection is necessary to safely look directly at the sun except during eclipse totality. Severe eye injury can result without protection. Eclipse glasses are the simplest method to view the eclipse from start to finish.
  • Never look directly at the sun’s rays-even if the sun is partly obscured. During the short time when the moon completely blocks the sun-the period of totality-you may look directly at the star, but you must know when to remove and replace your glasses. Remember you must be in the narrow path of totality to look at the sun without protection.
  • Special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers provide the only safe way to look directly at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not sufficient.

Learn more about the eclipse on the NASA website.