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Crystal Mountain Resort

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022
360-663-2265
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Type: Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: An alpine ski resort in the Washington Cascades.
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Type: Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: An alpine ski resort in the Washington Cascades.

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houston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This seems to be the only lodging option in the Sunrise area of the park. it's an old ski resort, the room is quite small with a double bed and a bunk bed, for a family of four, there is hardly space in the room to move around. it's ok to stay one night for the location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

While the mountain has a lot of intermediate terrain, the part that really shines is the amount of difficult and expert terrain. Steep chutes, lots of rocks to drop, cornices, and a large variety of all that. Most mountains have this type of stuff, but not nearly as much as Crystal does. On a good snow day I suggest powder... More 

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Buckley Wa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The title says it all. Just be ready to shell out the bucks. But after a full day of skiing hang out at the snorting elk and relive all of your runs, just leave out the yard sales!

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Seattle
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Since they have started the gondola rides I bring my out of town/country guests here for lunch/dinner and on sone rare occasions skiing. Ride in gondola nice and peaceful with beautiful view. Skiing is good as well.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We picked this resort because we wanted to spend as much time as possible on the Sunrise side of Mount Rainier. It was the perfect choice for a quiet evening. The furnishings in our room were "dated", fairly banged up and worn. Definitely could have been repaired or replaced. The beds were comfortable. Food in the restaurant was delicious. There... More 

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eliot, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Words can not do justice to this location. The view at the top of the gondola ride has to be seen to be believed. The food at the top is on par with the view. The hiker's wrap was really good. The soup of the day was as well. If you are going to see Rainer, here is the place... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The gondola to the summit of Crystal Mountain in the summer is thrilling. If you are of luck, you may see Elk beneath you on the journey up. What a view.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small ski area with easy slopes ( for me , a blues skier) near the foot of the majestic Mt. Rainier. Plenty of lifts. Snowboarding and tubing available. Multiple parking lots with free transport to lodge. Food and beer available in snack area. Lockers, ski rental, etc. Everything needed for skiing without being too big or expensive. Child friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Such a beautiful site to see Mt. Rainier - The gondola ride was nice - views spectacular. Restaurant at the top was pretty good as well - highly recommend the visit!!

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It cost $20 per person to take the gondola to the top during the summer and it was worth it! Beautiful views. There is a restaurant at the top - they seem to keep busy. You can also walk back down if you choose.

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