Mt-RainMountain Statistics

Crystal Mountain is the largest ski resort in Washington State with a total of 2,600 acres and over 50 named runs. Puget Sound skiers and riders flock to the slopes during the winter months, and Crystal also operates the Mt. Rainier Gondola for scenic rides during the summer.


The Ultimate Winter Escape

This Northwest jewel, which first opened in 1962, is located on the Northeast corner of Mt. Rainier National park.
The sprawling expanse of the ski terrain flows over half a dozen peaks and basins and lends itself to seemingly limitless variations. Experience breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade range from the top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola and Summit House restaurant; a place you can enjoy fresh Northwest cuisine and relax and reflect in the majesty of the towering peaks and sweeping views.

The key word at Crystal Mountain is variety.
You’ll find 2,600 acres of everything from gentle groomed runs for beginners to challenging steeps, glades, chutes, bowls and expansive backcountry for the more adventurous. Crystal Mountain averages 486 inches of snowfall annually which gives powder enthusiasts plenty to smile about.

Over $30 million has been invested in the area over the past decade.
Top of the line high-speed lifts, terrain expansion, new dining facilities, day lodge renovations and the addition of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, make Crystal Mountain the premier ski and snowboard area in Washington.

When it comes time to refuel, you have plenty of options.
From ethnic dishes at the mid-mountain Campbell Basin Lodge to gourmet Northwest cuisine at the Summit House Restaurant to delicious pub fare at the Bullwheel, you won’t go hungry. Don’t want to sit down? Grab a burger or slice of pizza at the Cascade Grill, or a light snack from Glacier Express Window and new Chinook Café which also offers espresso.

Come for the day or stay the night.
We have three lodging partners that are conveniently located at the base of the mountain making for a great family vacation or a quick weekend away.

We’re closer than you think.
All this can be found in less than 2 hours from Seattle and Bellevue and 1 1/2 hours from Tacoma.


Base – 4,400 feet
Lower Northway – 3,912 feet
Summit (top of the gondola) – 6,872 feet
Silver King – 7,012 feet
Vertical – 3,100 feet


2,600 Total Acres
2,300 Lift serviced Acres

57 Designated Trails

Advanced/Expert – 35%
Intermediate – 54%
Beginner – 11%

Average Annual Snowfall

486 inches

Lift Capacity

19,588 passengers per hour (19,888 with all 36 gondola cabins)


1 8-passenger gondola
2 high speed six-passenger
2 high speed quads
1 fixed grip quad
2 triple chairs
2 double chairs
1 children’s surface lift

Historic Dates

Earliest opening date: October 1, 2013
Latest closing date: July 16, 2011