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Crystal Mountain Resort

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Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022
Phone Number: 360-663-2265
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Activities: Skiing
Description: An alpine ski resort in the Washington Cascades.

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Making it work with nature against them

Crystal Mountain Resort is trying to salvage a winter that has nature pitted against them. There is no snow at the base of the mountain. However, with the addition of the Gondola... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Crystal Mountain Resort is trying to salvage a winter that has nature pitted against them. There is no snow at the base of the mountain. However, with the addition of the Gondola, they can take people up to the summit and they can ski some trails about half way down the mountain. Then everybody must take the Gondola back down.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Was there weekend before superbowl. No new snow. Runs closer to the top was good but to get to the bottom was horrible. Lots of exposed dirt patches and it was like skiing on ice. Food is very pricey. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Bellmore, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a great place in the heart of the Cascades and looking straight at Mt. Ranier. At the base are two restaurants and hotels and plenty to keep you busy for many days. Take the gondola from 5,000 ft up to the summit at 7,000 ft. and you are looking right at Mt. Rainier like you can almost touch it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was my first visit to crystal mountain. I've always heard goods things and assume runs were to be seen. And they didn't disappoint. First and foremost parking was a easy and fast. They have directors to make it fast and easy in and out. They offer buses to go from the parking lots to the main lodge. The ticket... More 

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Kent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had a great time! We went sledding.it was snowing so hard but it was fun! The lodge is big. It's been 10 years since I have been there. Really nice.

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houston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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